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Production Dependent Adaptive Machine Tool

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213319

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 021 058

  • EU contribution

    € 3 599 109

Coordinated by:

IDEKO S COOP

Spain

Objective

Machine tools are a key component in industrial production processes as they provide an important contribution to the added value of manufactured products. They are based on mechanical structures conceived as a result of optimised designs in order to achieve the required performances for each one of the machining processes. The relatively recent irruption of mechatronic concepts, which take advantage of the incorporation of active devices and certain degree of “intelligence” to the mechanical structures, allowed to break limits and provide increased performances to the base mechanical structures and hence to machine tools. The present project proposes a new approach in the exploitation of active intelligent devices integrated in machine tools. The main idea is to equip a machine-tool with a variety of active intelligent devices, which would be intelligently activated and parameterised in order to change the overall configuration and performances. This way, the machine would be rapidly configured to the different and even conflicting conditions or performances required for the target machining operation (e.g. roughing operation on hard steel, requiring a stiff machine versus high speed machining on aluminium, which requires a light highly dynamic machine). As result of this approach, a base mechanical structure equipped with an assortment of intelligent devices could be configured as a different machine depending on the selected gadgets, so that the resulting characteristics and performances of the machine could be adapted to those required by each particular machining operation, this is a chameleon-like machine tool concept. The main objective of the project is to develop a new concept of machine tool so that it is completely configurable and adaptive, based in mechatronic devices, in order to cope with multiple and even opposed requirements of the machining operations, so that the range of target machining operations is dramatically increased.

Coordinator

IDEKO S COOP

Address

Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 684 659

Administrative Contact

Mikel Zatarain (Dr.)

Participants (11)

SORALUCE S. COOP.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 283 610

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 366 215

FAGOR AOTEK S. COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 341 320

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 395 293

GOI-ALDE HIGH SPEED SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 155 310

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 365 225

MICROMEGA DYNAMICS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 309 068

DOERRIES SCHARMANN TECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 223 213

DR MATZAT & CO GMBH SPANN UND FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 054

KALE HAVACILIK SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 114 240

SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DES ETABLISSEMENTS BERLAK SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 123 902

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213319

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 021 058

  • EU contribution

    € 3 599 109

Coordinated by:

IDEKO S COOP

Spain

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