New project; Robust Machining

2009-12: The VINNOVA programme for vehicular research “Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation – FFI”, has decided to fund the research project “Robust Machining” with 10 million SEK. The project runs over 2009-2012 and has a total budget of 24 MSEK. Within the project FPD will research knowledge intense applications for manufacturing, Knowledge Engineering.

New generations of environmentally friendly and safe vehicles require manufacturing of light weight materials with higher strength and, as a consequence, tougher machining conditions and increased machining robustness. There is a lack of practical and reliable methods and tools to meet these challenges in the automotive industry. The very complex system of machine tool, fixture, cutting tools and the machined part is almost impossible to model without complementary measurements of the real system at the factory floor in full production. Using Virtual Engineering together with studies of machining processes the project team will assess these challenges.

Partners are:

  • LTU
  • KTH
  • University West
  • Scania
  • Volvo AB
  • LEAX
  • Coor Service Management
  • Deckel Maho
  • Pfronte
  • ETP Transmission
  • Mircona
  • Saab
  • SMT Swedturn
  • Spirex Tools
  • System 3R International