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Development of a hybrid machine tool concept for manufacturing of free-form surface moulds

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 32931

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 806 779

  • EU contribution

    € 1 023 337

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DE ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Objective

The competitive strength of European industry is based on continuous product innovation, reduced production time and costs and the maintenance of high quality in manufacturing. In this field, the small and medium sized enterprises (SME) play a major role in supporting global players like automotive, aircraft, or capital goods industries or tapping the full potential of traditional sectors by the use of advanced technologies. An important market sector is the injection moulding of plastics for household or industrial use. Today's applications require extensive throughput time and costs in mould and die making. Modern applications in heat resistant metal dies suffer significantly from a lack of suitable machining capabilities. Therefore, the intended project aim is an integrated hybrid machine tool solution on basis of three manufacturing technologies - HSC-milling, laser ablation, and dry-ice blasting - for automated machining high-quality free-form moulds and dies.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DE ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

HansastraSSE 27c
Muenchen

Germany

Participants (8)

BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET COTTBUS

Germany

GESELLSCHAFT FUER FERTIGUNGSPROZESSPLANUNG MBH FORSCHUNG AND ENTWICKLUNG PROF DR ING HANS JOACHIM HELML

Germany

IDEKO SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain

KLASEN UND PARTNER U KLASEN UND W GRUMBRECHT GBR

Germany

M E C METODOLOGIE ECOLOGICHE E CRIOGENICHE S R L

Italy

NISAFORM S.R.O.

Czechia

SORALUCE S. COOP.

Spain

WALTER PACK S. L.

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 32931

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 806 779

  • EU contribution

    € 1 023 337

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DE ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany