Skip to main content

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MACHINING PROCESSES FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION

Objective



It is proposed to develop machining processes to generate high precision surfaces under gemetrically defined conditions. Processes like grinding and honing will be substituted by processes such as fine boring, turming and surface milling. Futhermore it is intended to avoid the use of cooling lubriciants for these processes as far as possible.

(i) determination of the fundamental mechanism of surface generation for high-precision cutting with a defined cutting edge

(ii) investigation of suitable cuttin-edge materials and cutting-edge patterns for high-precision machining of steel, cast iron an aluminium

(iii) development of fine boring, turning and surface milling processes in connection with machining test on a technical demonstrator to be constructed

(iv) development of new manufacturing strategies for cost efficient, proenvirometal, high-precision machining processes

Succesful completion should yield savings investment of processing equipment for manufacturing engines about 2% of the overall investment, with a corresponding reduction in manufacturing costs.

Coordinator

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG (BMW)
Address

80809 München
Germany

Participants (9)

Comau SpA
Italy
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco Torino
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
Address
Via Ampere 56
20131 Milano
Daimler-Benz AG
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-runge-straße 11
89013 Ulm
Gamfior SpA
Italy
Address
Corso Giulio Cesare 424 Interno 29
10156 Torino
MASCHINENFABRIK EIMELDINGEN
Germany
Address
Markgrafenstraße
7855 Eimeldingen
SANDVIK COROMANT AB
Sweden
Address

81181 Sandviken
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MUNCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstraße 21
8000 München
UNIV COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
VOLVO AB
Sweden
Address
Dept 9334
46181 Trollhattan