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Super precision electro chemical machining technology including recycling of usefull materials

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00421

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    31 August 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 392 763

  • EU contribution

    € 2 654 373

Coordinated by:

THE INSTITUTE OF METAL CUTTING

Poland

Objective

The project addresses a basic improvement of the present. widely used Electro Chemical Machining (ECM) technology. The new technology will be developed from the present laboratory stage to a reliable. predictable and ecological clean mass production technology for precision parts. The accuracy will be improved from the present 0.25 mm. by at least two orders of magnitude and recycling of the dissolved metals will solve the urgent waste problems as encountered with the present technology, that produces 8,000 tons/year of chemical waste containing highly toxic chromium 6 and other heavy metals. The feasibility of the SPECTRUM will be shown by producing key components and the technology will be made available to the partners as well as to the European industry.

Coordinator

THE INSTITUTE OF METAL CUTTING

Address

Wroclawska 37a
30-011 Krakow

Poland

Participants (8)

ELSYCA N.V.

Belgium

FUNDACION CIDETEC, CENTER FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Spain

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

Germany

LAMIK S.A.

Spain

PHILIPS DOMESTIC APPLIANCES AND PERSONAL CARE B.V.

Netherlands

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS

Belgium

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00421

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    31 August 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 392 763

  • EU contribution

    € 2 654 373

Coordinated by:

THE INSTITUTE OF METAL CUTTING

Poland