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Intelligent Micro-Manufacturing Processes

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 268456

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF

Turkey

Objective

There is an increasing demand by medical, energy, commercial and aerospace applications for miniature parts with micro-scale features. Being a versatile way of fabricating micro-scale parts on a wide range of materials, mechanical micro-machining can effectively address the demand. In micro-machining, features are machined by mechanically removing material from the workpiece using micro-scale cutting tools (micro-endmills, micro-drills, micro-grinders) rotated with high speeds. To have a better control on dimensional accuracy, and to have savings in space, power and cost, micro-machining is performed on miniature machining centers (MMCs). Micro-machining cannot be utilized with its true potential today since the repeatability and efficiency of the micro-machining processes are limited due to the static and dynamic deflections (vibrations). The research objective of this proposal is to improve the accuracy and repeatability of mechanical micro-machining processes by incorporating model-based predictive control to MMCs. Model predictions will be used to drive the MMC actuators to minimize the static and dynamic deflections during micro-machining. The controller will calibrate the model parameters according to sensor measurements of tool deflection and cutting forces. The performance of the intelligent micro-machining process (IMMP) will be evaluated by fabricating micro-scale features on a wide range of materials. The subject of this proposal is novel since it will be the first attempt to perform research in application of model-based predictive control in mechanical micro-machining. If the project becomes successful, accurate and repeatable intelligent machining processes will be developed, and will be used for fabricating micro-scale parts.

Coordinator

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF

Address

Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara

Turkey

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Administrative Contact

Abdullah Atalar (Prof.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 268456

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF

Turkey