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PROJECTS

Own development model for Integrated Management of Technological Innovation.

EFIMEC

Machines and efficient processes to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing processes to a minimum

EFIMEC

Machining operations performed in these sectors pursue great robustness, accurate repeatability, high precision and a perfect finish. Nowadays, all these requirements are achieved on costly machines with systems that guarantee high dimensional stability and temperature control on structures, devices and tools. A large-sized component often jeopardises this stability and, consequently, compromises machine quality. Achieving this stability means high energy and fluid use so as to reduce cutting forces to a minimum and to dissipate the generated heat outside the cutting area. Precision and rigidity as well as increasing stock removal rates have been the focus of new innovative developments of machine and tool design. However, some years ago the need to achieve the same results with less impact on the environment became a key factor in sales strategies and product design of machine manufacturers. This impetus was mainly given by leading sectors such as the automotive industry as well as by governments and opinion leaders that pushed for concepts like environmental impact of machines and processes to become critical competitiveness factors on the market.

 

THE CHALLENGE

The EFIMEC project aims to develop technologies and equipment for machine tools and machining processes with a reduced impact on the environment. These solutions, apart from reducing the environmental impact from the manufacture of these valuable parts, improve competitiveness of participating companies directly, of companies active in the machine tool sector in general and of the manufacturers and fitters of parts, as all these players are involved in the life cycle of the elements they produce.

THE RESULT

The outcome of the project for the machine manufacturers Danobat and Soraluce would be the eco-efficiency value proposition of their machines in which both hardware and software show the energy and resource savings during operation. During project development, GOIMEK intends to incorporate new processes and production techniques to reduce the consumption of resources as well as to monitor all energy consumption. The developments of machine manufacturers can also be included on its production means.

PARTNERS

The project has the participation of 4 entities

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