Sensor integrated high speed machining for Zero-Defects ‘Mach 4 Zero Defect’

The aim of the activity is to bring to market a new sensory milling head, with the scope of upgrading large scale machining to a High-Speed Zero-Defect process.

The milling head will be based on the Sensory Tool Holder, which has been developed by TU Wien together with MyTool IT and Schunk. This development goes beyond the state of the art, integrating vibration and temperature monitoring modules with a specific interface between milling head and tool holder for energy and information transfer in a single tool system that also provides adaptive control of milling process parameters for large scale machining. The milling head will be commercialized by Walter tools and MyTool IT in accordance with a user and sales agreement. Voestalpine HPM will act as an end user for this product, having a large experience in large scale machining. Other markets such as aerospace, energy, etc. will contribute to scale up the solution after the project.

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  • Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation
  • University of Patras
  • my Tool IT GmbH
  • TU Wien
  • voestalpine High Performance Metals
  • Walter AG

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