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High Speed 5-Axis Machining and Production

Objective


The main achievements in the project up to 19.19.97 are technical reports, conceptual designs and completed prototypes.

Reports
High Speed Production System: The users requirements
High Speed Machining Centre: Specification for the design phase
High Speed Operation: Specification of the required research and development
The specifications and designs of the Modules for the prototype 5-axis machining centre

Conceptual designs
The new modular Machine tool that will fit a wide range of customer with optimised machine tool structure and column. Including a system for reduction of noise and a design that considers the safety aspects
New 2-axis head
Levelling system used when more then one module are connected together
End position stops and brakes for high feedrates and and accelerations
Module for the spindle change system
New spindle with hydraulic motor
Guideways for high feedrates and acceleration
High integrity tool holder with supporting tool changer system
Modules for the swarf handling and recycling of coolant
Modules for the fast set up of workpieces and the material handling system
Interface between operator and CNC-controller

Completed prototypes
New spindle with integrated motor
New scale system


The objective of this project is to take a large step ahead of todays' commercial development and perform the research into High Speed Production (HSP) that will enable the European industry to compete with a 10 times increase in the throughput by combining a true 5-axis HSM Machining Centre with the High Speed Operation of Machining Centres.

The objectives of the project are to:

- Design, build and evaluate a concept for a modular built prototype 5-axis high speed machining centre.

- Do the necessary technical and organisational research so that the operation of the machining centre will reach the objective of a 10 times increase in throughput.

- Integrate the 5-axis High Speed Machining centre and the High Speed Operation into a High Speed Production technology demonstrator for evaluation and qualification of the concept. The project is anticipated to keep European industry at the technical forefront of the world market for machine tools.
The project therefore not only addresses the end users need for higher speeds and accuracies, but also considers the problem of radically reducing the floor-to-floor time, or turn around time. Thus with these added benefits the European machine tool industry will obtain commercial edge over our worldwide competitors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Saab AB
Address

581 88 Linköping
Sweden

Participants (12)

AB Volvo Technological Development
Sweden
Address

405 08 Göteborg
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Institute (AMTRI)
United Kingdom
Address
Hulley Road
SK10 2NE Macclesfield
Arboga Darenth AB
Sweden
Address
39,Jägersvägen
732 27 Arboga
British Aerospace Airbus Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Broughton
CH4 0DR Chester
Fokker Aircraft BV
Netherlands
Address
300,Fokkerweg
1117 ZJ Schiphol Oost
P. Modigs Mek. Verkstad AB
Sweden
Address

570 80 Virserum
Renishaw PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Old Town
GL12 7DH Wotton-under-edge
SKF LINEARSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
12,Hans-boeckler-strasse 6
97424 Schweinfurt
SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH
Sweden
Address
Brinellvägen 68
100 44 Stockholm
SYSTEM 3R INTERNATIONAL AB
Sweden
Address
1,Sorterargatan 1
16250 Vallingby
Siemens AG
Germany
Address
80,Frauenauracher Strasse
91050 Erlangen
Technisch Advies- en Constructiebureau Unisign BV
Netherlands
Address
36,Industrieterrein
5981 NK Aa Panningen