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New generation of machinery for manufacture of miniature (1mm) engineering components (machmini)

Objective

The manufacture of miniature (sheet = 20micron, bulk=1mm) engineering components falls between the micro- and general-engineering processing capability of material-conversion industries; consequently, the manufacturers of items, which are required by the transducer, medical appliance, consumer white-goods and aerospace industries, are dependent on craft knowledge. The proposed research will define the plastic-deformation characteristics of miniature materials; this will enable the formulation of exact Finite Element models of processes to support the concurrent design of component and process for the forming of miniature components. A new generation of forming machinery, which utilise piezo- excitation and activation of tools, will be developed to effect the controlled forming of miniature components. The output are a prototype machine with required enhancement and component-design methodology.

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Coordinator

PASCOE ENGINEERING LTD.
Address
Nitshill Road 127
G53 7TD Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Participants (4)

ABBOTT VASCULAR DEVICES IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Unit 3, Mervue Business Park
Galway

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NOLIAC A/S
Denmark
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Hejreskovvej, 18b
3490 Kvistgard

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SOCIETE LORRAINE DE SERVICE EN INGENIERIE
France
Address
Place Du Mail 1
57141 Woippy

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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Montrose Street 75
G1 1XJ Glasgow

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