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Advanced Hybrid Mechatronic Materials for ultra precise and high performance machining systems design

 
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Technological Scenario Envisaged

 
  • Material solutions

  • Expected performance of machine tools

timescale goals
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  • PMC (reinforced carbon fibres) composite optimised for applications in the area of machine tools
  • Sandwich structures based on PMC, honeycomb-Al and gluing
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  • Mass reduction of movable parts: −30%
  • Machine axis acceleration = 20 m/s2
  • Position accuracy = 5-10 µm
  • Costs: still higher compared to conventional material solutions
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  • New light solution based on composite and hybrid materials including innovative polymeric matrix, reinforcement fibres, foams and damping materials
  • Light and vibration free structures based on composite materials, microsensor and piezo-actuators
  • Cost-effective design based on comprehensive overall approach
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  • Mass reduction of movable parts: −50%
  • Machine axis acceleration = 25-30 m/s2
  • Position accuracy = 1-5 µm
  • Costs: toward cost-effectiveness
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  • Smart composites with innovative embedded actuators and sensors (active fibres, memory shape, MR fluids, ...)
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Interdisciplinary modelling analysis
  • Smart mechatronic structures exploiting smart composites and adaptronics concepts for dynamic, thermal control and damage detections
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  • Mass reduction of movable parts: −60/−70%
  • Machine axis acceleration = 30-40 m/s2
  • Position accuracy = 1 µm
  • Cost-effective solutions
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This project is funded by the European Commission, under the 6th Framework Program
for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration.
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