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Development of a competitive manufacturing chain for high performance gears (DECOMAG)

Objective

The advantages of new materials, improved sharing technology and a new hardening technology in gear manufacturing will lead to higher competitiveness of European cars by the optimisation of manufacturing steps including the aim of reducing the process chain with one full step namely the final grinding.

The elimination of the grinding process and the use of high pressure gas quenching after vacuum carburising leads to significant ecological advantages by avoiding the use of quenching oil and cooling lubricant. Vacuum carburising consumes less energy and furthermore the working conditions and safety of employees are improved by the elimination of quenching oil. For the further reduction of cooling lubricant and as a consequence of washing product utilisation, the dry shaving process will also be investigated.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
Address
Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
France

Participants (6)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Steinbachstrasse 53B
52074 Aachen
ALD VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
Address
12,Wilhelm Rohn Strasse 35
63450 Hanau
CORUS UK LIMITED*
United Kingdom
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
GLEASON-HURTH MASCHINEN UND WERKZEUGE GMBH
Germany
Address
Moosacher Strasse 42-46
80809 Muenchen
INSTITUTET FR METALLFORSKNING AB
Sweden
Address
48,Drottning Kristinas Vsg 48
114 28 Stockholm
VOLVO TRUCKS CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Dept. 24410, Bc2
405 08 Goeteborg