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NUCLEI - Network of Technology Transfer Nodes for Enhanced open Innovation in the Central Europe advanced manufacturing and processing industry

Funding body:

European Union
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE

Project participants: ASTER S.cons.p.a.
Business Upper Austria – OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
Centro di Ricerca e Innovazione Tecnologica s.r.l.
Cluster Mechatronik & Automation Management gGmbH
ČVUT v Praze, FS, Ú12135 a RCMT
ITQ GmbH
Klaster AT+R z.p.o.
Politechnika Wrocławska
Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH
t2i – Trasferimento Tecnologico e Innovazione s.c.a r.l.
Duration: 2016, 2017, 2018
Key staff member for RCMT: Smolík Jan, PhD
Research team in RCMT:

Smolík Jan, PhD
Vyroubal Jiří, PhD
Brajer Jan
Kopecká Ester | Communication Manager
Fürbacher Michal | Financial Manager

Annotation

Main objective of NUCLEI is to change the traditional innovation management services for CE advanced manufacturing industries from a “local-based” support approach to a transnational pool of knowledge supporting innovation in businesses beyond own regional borders. NUCLEI contributes to CE goals by enhancing economic & technological interdependences among seven S3-manufacturing CE Regions & encourages more effective transnational linkages in automotive, automation, IT & electric, robotic & mechanic. Main beneficiaries are the CE manufacturing companies and indirectly the CE public & private labs: project results end up with an augmentation of R&D expenditure in the industrial supply chain & an higher number of SMEs introducing product or process innovation facilitated by NUCLEI open innovation environment. With reference to CE Priority1.1, the genetic modification of the innovation support services proposed by NUCLEI federates in 1 system various & top industrial competences & leads to better matching KET-concepts with companies demands, increasing: (a) index of commercial exploitation of R&D by CE labs & (b) linkages & business deals among innovation players (clusters, innovation centres, private & public research institutes, etc.). The involvement of S3 public managers would offer avenues to scale down NUCLEI open innovation approach in the regional industrial policies making it an active driving force in supporting investments in innovation by Regional ESIF 2014-2020.

Projekt is implemented with the support of European Regional Development Fund.

Project website - NUCLEI

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FP7

DynaMill - Dynamic manufacturing of thin-walled workpieces by milling process

Funding body: European Union
Project participants: Alstom AGF
Fraunhofer Institut Produktionstechnologie
Fresmak, S. A.
Heidelberg Postpress Slovensko spol. s r.o.
MODULE WORKS SRL
StarragHeckert AG
WALTER AG
Duration: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Key staff member for RCMT: Sulitka Matěj, PhD
Research team in RCMT: Sulitka Matěj, PhD
Kolář Petr, PhD | machining technology development
Šindler Jaroslav | advanced simulation models

Annotation

Lightweight components are gaining in importance in EU key industries with good market growth potential (aerospace, automotive, power generation, medical technology etc.). To achieve weight reductions, complex thin-walled structures are combined with high strength materials. However, the lower stiffness of work pieces leads to severe challenges during the milling process:
Difficulty to achieve high work piece quality, due to vibration and process forces, in industries that have very high safety and quality requirements (aviation, space etc.). Therefore, in many cases manual finishing of the work pieces is required;
Achievement of acceptable work piece quality only through time and resource consuming trial and error identification of process parameters that circumvent critical process states. This often results in slow and inefficient processes.
To overcome these problems, DynaMill aims at achieving the complete control over the milling process of thin-walled work pieces. This will be realised through a threefold approach combining the development of process planning, adaptive clamping devices and improved cutting conditions. Subsequently, these three developments will be integrated in the DynaMill Technology as a platform. Throughout the project demonstration of intermediate and integrated solutions will play an important role.
The concrete impacts for industry include:
• 30% reduction of production time and costs;
• 80% increase in process stability;
• 30% reduction of power, compressed air and coolants;
• 60% reduction of process set-up time and 70% reduction of wasted raw materials during set-up;
• 20% improvement of tool life;
• Elimination of finishing operations.
As a result the competiveness of European industry will be enhanced significantly.
For the project, a strong consortium consisting of two research institutes, four manufacturers of key technologies (CAM software, machine tools, clamping devices and tools) and four end users has been gathered.
This project is realized with financial support of the European Union grant in the frame of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), project number 314413.

 

FP7

FibreChain - Integrated Process Chain for the Automated and Flexible Production of Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Products

Funding body: European Union
Project participants: Advanced Fibre Placement Technology B.V. (AFPT)
Beru F1 Systems Ltd.
Crompton Technology Group Ltd
ČVUT v Praze, FS, Ú12135 a VCSVTT
Fraunhofer Institut Produktionstechnologie
Missler Software
MX.COMPOSYS LTD.
Nikon Metrology NV
Precitec KG
Société des Fibres de Carbone (SO.FI.CAR. S.A.)
STROJÍRNA TYC s.r.o.
Suprem SA
TenCate Advanced Composites BV
TPR Fiberdur GmbH & Co. KG.
TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
TWI Ltd
University of Twente
Duration: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Key staff member for RCMT: Kolář Petr, PhD
Research team in RCMT: Kolář Petr, PhD
Kulíšek Viktor | design and simulation of composite parts
Sulitka Matej, PhD | production system development
Zeman Pavel, PhD | development of composite machining and drilling technology

Annotation

Lightweight components and their energy-efficient production will form one of the most important key factors for the European industry to fulfill the ever increasing global demands regarding mobility, energy efficiency, and waste avoidance, preservation of resources and reduction of CO2-emissions. Nowadays, specialized manufacturing equipment for 3Dshaped, multi-layered products based on flexible materials is available for niche applications, but an integrated process chain accomplished by turnkey manufacturing systems is not yet available. Therefore, the proposed project “Integrated Process Chain for Automated and Flexible Production of Fibre-Reinforced Plastic Products (FibreChain)” aims at the development of worldwide first automated turnkey manufacturing systems for fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites (FRTC) addressing the following branches:
• Public and private transportation (e.g. automotive, railway, aerospace);
• Mechanical, chemical and civil engineering (e.g. turbines, pipes, frames, wind mill blades);
• Consumer goods (e.g. leisure and sports equipment).
This project is realized with financial support of the European Union grant in the frame of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), project number 263385.

 

FP7

InteFix - INTElligent FIXtures for the manufacturing of low rigidity components

Funding body: European Union
Project participants: Adaptronics International GmbH
ALAVA INGENIEROS SA
BCT Steuerungs und DV-Systeme GmbH
CECIMO | The European Committee for the Co-operation of the Machine Tool
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
Compo Tech PLUS, spol. s r. o.
Deharde Maschinenbau H. Hoffmann GmbH
Dr.Matzat & Co. GmbH Spann und Fertigungstechnik
GOIMEK S. Coop.
IDEKO S.Coop.
Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A.
INVENT Innovative Verbundwerkstoffe Realisation und Vermarktung neuer Technologien GmbH
Kale Havacılık San. A.Ş
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
ROMHELD GmbH Friedrichschutte
SORALUCE S. Coop.
STROJÍRNA TYC s.r.o.
Technische Universität Dortmund
Vorrichtungsbau Giggel GmbH
Duration: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Key staff member for RCMT: Kolář Petr, PhD
Research team in RCMT: Kolář Petr, PhD
Kulíšek Viktor | design and simulation of composite parts
Sulitka Matej, PhD | production system development
Zeman Pavel, PhD | development of composite machining and drilling technology

Annotation

In the manufacturing industry, the machining of medium and big size parts with the required and suitable precision is a challenge, especially in high added value products manufactured in small or single-unit batches made of high performance materials like in aeronautic, space or energy sectors, where conventional process engineering and test/error methods are not completely efficient.
INTEFIX aims to increase the performance of the machining processes by the use of intelligent fixture systems, allowing the monitoring, control and adaptation of the process to obtain suitable results according to precision, quality and cost requirements.
The main outcome of INTEFIX project will be the integration of new and state of the art technologies (sensors, actuators, control algorithms, simulation tools...) applied to the workpiece handling systems to develop intelligent and modular fixtures capable of modify the behaviour and interactions between the process and systems in machining operations; reducing time and costs with improved performance and capabilities.
The proposed intelligent-modular fixture is a step forward to the smart manufacturing, providing new features of automation, flexibility, versatility, cost-efficiency and accuracy to the current, state of the art, manufacturing systems and equipment.
This project is realized with financial support of the European Union grant in the frame of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), project number 609306.

 

FP6

ECOFIT - Eco-Efficient Machine Tools by Means of Radical Mass and Energy Needs Reduction

Funding body: European Union
Project participants: aido
D.ELECTRON
FATRONIK
HEMTECH MACHINE TOOLS B.V
ISG Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH
ISW Universität Stuttgart
KOVOSVIT MAS, a.s.
Mirow Systemtechnik GmbH
PME & RCMT, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
SEQUOIA IT s.r.l
Duration: 2005, 2006, 2007
Key staff member for RCMT: Smolík Jan, PhD
Project partners: Kremer Michael | ISW Pruschek Peter | ISW
Röck Sascha | ISW
Bueno Rikardo, PhD | project coordinator | FATRONIK
Dreoni Alessandro | D.ELECTRON
Dreoni Francesco |D.ELECTRON
Hervás Juan |aido
Jiménez Teresa Molina | aido
Martín Santiago Simón | aido
Eger Ulrich | ISG
Soldát Jaroslav|KOVOSVIT
Zulaika Juan José | project coordinator| FATRONIK
Ippolito Massimo | SEQUOIA
Mirow Paul |Mirow Plavan Davide |SEQUOIA
Tamburini Enrico |SEQUOIA
Zaquini Nicola | SEQUOIA
Research team in RCMT: Hudec Jan, PhD | Test rig design
Novotný Lukáš, PhD | Design and implementation of test rig feed drive control
Smolík Jan, PhD | Project manager
Strakoš Petr, PhD | Advanced feed drive control techniques
Sulitka Matěj, PhD | Head of technical aspects
Švéda Jiří, PhD | Advanced feed drive control techniques, design and implementation of test rig feed drive control

Annotation

Project objective:
To define a completely new design of lightweight, flexible and precise machine tools in order to achieve a 70 % reduction in the machine tool frame mass. This mass reduction will lead to a substantial reduction in material consumption in machine tool design and a 30 % reduction in energy consumption in machine tool use. The approach applied to the design of current machine tools stresses the importance of stiffness in order to achieve the required machining accuracy. It is estimated that approximately 80 % of the total mass of a machine tool is used to stiffen the machine, whereas only the remaining 20% is used to fulfil the kinematic requirements of the machine. In view of the fact that an average smaller machine has a mass of 15 tonnes, 12 tonnes of material are thus used in each new machine for its stiffening. In the context of sustainable and safe use of natural and industrial resources, the ECOFIT project contributes to defining a new generation of machine tools that will be characterized by significantly reduced mass without decreasing their accuracy.

 

FP6

Simultaneous five-axis hard milling for highest precision | COOP-CT-2005-017857

Funding body: European Union
Project participants: CemeCon AG
CTU in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, U12135 and RCMT
Dittel Messtechnik GmbH
ebner-tec GesmbH
Fraunhofer Institut Produktionstechnologie
HEMTECH MACHINE TOOLS B.V
Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH
Jabro Tools B.V.
ModuleWorks GmbH
MOLDIT, S.A.
NORMA HOLDING (B.V.)
System 3R International AB
Duration: 2005, 2006, 2007
Key staff member for RCMT: Zelený Jaromír
Project partners: Aarts Marcel | Jabro Tools B.V.
Adolph Harald | Dittel Messtechnik
Arntz Kristian | Fraunhofer IPT
Dr. Müller Jürgen | CemeCon AG
Haex Henk | Jabro Tools B.V.
Hjalmarsson Ake | System 3R
Jaschinski Peter | CemeCon AG
Murtezaoglu Yavus | ModuleWorks
Scherer Wolfgang | Dittel Messtechnik
Schug Ralf | Fraunhofer IPT Steyer Martin | Fraunhofer IPT
van Aalst Jurgen | NORMA HOLDING
Research team in RCMT: Zelený Jaromír

 

COMPETENCE CENTRES

 

TE01020075 Competence Centre – Manufacturing technology

 
Funding body: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
   
Consortium participants:  
 
KOVOSVIT MAS, a.s.
ŠKODA MACHINE TOOL a.s.
Šmeral Brno a.s.
TAJMAC-ZPS, a.s.
TOS KUŘIM - OS, a.s.
TOS VARNSDORF a.s.
TOSHULIN, a.s.
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Institute of Production Machines, Systems and Robotics
 
Duration: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Project Manager in RCMT: Smolík Jan, PhD
   
Work package leaders of consortium partners:  
   
Assoc. Prof. Blecha Petr| Leader of WP 10 Interaction of Machine Tools with Operating Personnel and Environment
Assoc. Prof. Čechura Milan | Leader of WP11 Development and Innovations of Design Solutions of Forming Machines
Prof. Růžička Milan | Leader of WP07 Non-conventional Materials in Machine Tool Design
Prof. Valášek Michael | Leader of WP08 New Concepts of Machine Tools, and Their Drives
 
   
Work package leaders in RCMT:  
   
Horejš Otakar, PhD | Leader of WP06 Compensation and Minimization of Machine Tool Thermal Deformation
Kolář Petr, PhD | Leader of WP12 SRA Implementation, R&D Results Dissemination and Students Involvement
Novotný Lukáš, PhD | Leader of WP04 Damping and Vibration Suppression for Machine Tools
Šindler Jaroslav | Leader of WP03 Optimal Design of Machine Tools
Smolík Jan, PhD | Project Manager and Leader of WP13 Project Management
Sulitka Matěj, PhD | Leader of WP01 Virtual machining for machine and technology optimization
Švéda Jiří, PhD | Leader of WP09 New Systems of Measurement and Control for Increased Accuracy and Reliability
Vyroubal Jiří, PhD | Leader of WP05 Ecodesign of Machine Tools and Resource Efficient Manufacturing
Zeman Pavel, PhD | Leader of WP02 Maximization of the Machining Process Performance and Quality
 

Annotation

The field of manufacturing technology (MT) supplies machine tools, forming machines and new technologies to all other engineering sectors. The project’s main objective is R & D of technical means, solutions and technologies in order to increase the main functional characteristics of machine tools. The main functional characteristics include accuracy, quality, production performance, reliability, cost-efficiency and environmental performance. The project’s objective is to support the technical excellence of the field in the Czech Republic so that by 2020 the Czech Republic will become one of the TOP10 MT producers in the world.
The project’s main objectives:
To enhance technical excellence of the most significant Czech MT producers and to increase their competitiveness and production so that by 2020 the Czech Republic will become one of the TOP10 MT producers in the world (currently placed 13th).
To improve the competitiveness of the Czech manufacturing technology sector by securing its ability to offer machines and technologies with the following significantly enhanced main functional characteristics:
Accuracy – particularly geometrical machining accuracy, geometrical and dimensional accuracy of the end product and its machined surfaces;
Quality – particularly of produced surfaces, positive impact on waviness, roughness, appearance, etc.;
Production performance – particularly short- and long-term production performance of machines;
Reliability – particularly increasing reliability of machines and all their functions, and to secure reliability of the manufacturing process and long-term production quality;
Cost-efficiency – particularly minimizing unit costs, idle time, service cost and machine production and operation costs;
Environmental performance – particularly minimizing energy consumption and negative environmental impacts of machine production and operation.
From 2015 the results of the project will contribute to the year-on-year revenue growth of consortium enterprises by a minimum of 1 % and from 2017 by a minimum of 2–3 %. Thanks to the application of the project’s results, revenues of the consortium enterprises should reach a cumulative growth of approx. CZK 2.9bn during the reference period 2012-2019 (a minimum of CZK 1.5bn in case of adverse global economic situation).
By 2019 to implement the results of the project on 49 new or significantly innovated machines from the production of consortium enterprises. By 2020 to implement the results of the project on a minimum of 50 % of produced machines and technologies.
The TE01020075 project has received funding from the Technology Agency | Competence Centres Call. Results

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