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

Ziel

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.

Koordinator

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

Beteiligte (4)

ABBOTT VASCULAR DEVICES IRELAND LIMITED
Irland
Adresse
Unit 3, Mervue Business Park
Galway
NOLIAC A/S
Dänemark
Adresse
Hejreskovvej, 18B
3490 Kvistgard
SOCIETE LORRAINE DE SERVICE EN INGENIERIE
Frankreich
Adresse
Place Du Mail 1
57141 Woippy
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Adresse
Montrose Street 75
G1 1XJ Glasgow