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SELF OPTIMISING MEASURING MACHINE TOOLS

Objective

SOMMACT develops and validates an innovative production hardware and control system founded on understanding, evaluating and controlling production system performances. This approach is based on detection (in-process traceable measurement embedded capabilities) and compensation (adaptive control and self-learning capabilities) of geometrical effects of varying external and internal quantities, such as temperature gradients and workpiece mass. Knowledge accumulated by SOMMACT approach is available for the higher level of a production system management, supporting self-optimisation and decision making, including the implementation of predictive/virtual metrology methods. The SOMMACT vision is based on three pillars:
1. A new metrological concept to enhance the measuring capability of machine tools, to monitor the machine geometrical deformation reliably and to inspect machined part characteristics traceably;
2. Enhanced sensor systems, measuring the 6 degrees of freedom of each machine component, and a control system integrating machine and workpiece data with environmental and load conditions, and adapting machining accordingly;
3. A self-learning model of the system performance, accumulating knowledge on the machine performance, based on calibration and real-time measurement data, and on their relationship with workpiece characteristics and the environment.
The advantages are an improved product quality at competitive costs, and a prediction capability of the system performances based on a increasingly reliable model. The SOMMACT units can either stand alone, or be integrated into production systems as basic building blocks, enabling flexibility and easy reconfiguration under contingent conditions. Furthermore, the MT measuring capabilities are enhanced to the point that it can be used as a CMM. This (i) avoids QC production loops, (ii) provides workpiece traceable measurement results, and (iii) inputs valuable data into the self learning core.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ALESAMONTI SRL
Address
Via Oltrona 28
21020 Barasso
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 970 088

Participants (11)

ASSOCIAZIONE PICCOLE E MEDIE INDUSTRIE DELLA PROVINCIA DI VARESE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Via Milano 16
21100 Varese
Activity type
Other
FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 384
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Praezisions-Werkzeug- und Formenbau HAVLAT GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Spitzkunnersdorfer Strasse 17
02779 Grossschoenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBS PRECISION ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 362 622
Address
Esp 201
5633AD Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 536 838
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
INGENIERIA Y SERVICIOS DE METROLOGIA TRIDIMENSIONAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 332 000
Address
Los Prados - Parque Científico Tecnologico De Gijon 166
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOVOSVIT MAS AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 62 568
Address
Namesti Tomase Bati 419
391 02 Sezimovo Usti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 349 400
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 000
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 388 500
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WEISS GMBH SONDERMASCHINENTECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 800
Address
Siemensstrasse 17
74722 Buchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)