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Development of low energy and eco-efficient grinding technologies (ENGY)

Objective

Grinding is a critical machining operation in precision manufacturing processes and has been investigated to improve quality of finished parts and performance of machines and tools, leading to inefficient systems that consume a high amount of energy and produce jots of wastes. The aim of the project is the improvement of the energy efficiency of grinding, addressing issues for the entire grinding system including machine, tool, process control and parameters. This will be referred to the traditional use of grinding in a typical production chain composed by soft machining, heat treatment and grinding as a finishing operation. The project also addresses issues on the shortening of process chains by the so- called grind-hardening. This process utilises the heat produced during grinding to harden the workpiece. An industrial use of such a process will alter the traditional manufacturing chain of high quality machined parts.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DANOBAT S.COOP. LTDA
Address
21,Arriaga Kalea
20870 Elgoibar
Spain

Participants (10)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
GKN DRIVELINE ZUMAIA S.A.
Spain
Address
Sagarbidea 2
20750 Zumaya
HELLENIC ARMS INDUSTRY S.A.
Greece
Address
Gefira Meganiti
251 00 Egion - Achaia
SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Tuffley Crescent 74
GL1 5NG Gloucester
SAMPUTENSILI SPA
Italy
Address
13,Via Triumvirato 13
40132 Bologna
SKF LINEARSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
12,Hans-boeckler-strasse 6
97424 Schweinfurt
TYROLIT SCHLEIFMITTELWERKE SWAROVSKI KG
Austria
Address
Swarovskistrasse 33
6130 Schwaz
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Badgasteiner Strasse 1
28359 Bremen
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Schlo¯wender Strasse 5
30159 Hannover
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Rio Patras
26110 Patras