• Hi-SCORE

    Hi-SCORE
    Hi performances, Sustainability and COst REduction in machine tool industry

Hi-Score

Hi performances, Sustainability and COst REduction in machine tool industry

Abstract

The evolution of the industrial mechanics industry is linked to the stakeholders’ need to constantly increase productivity, which means constantly improving the technologies applied. The search for increased sustainability, combined with the reduction of environmental impact, improved performances (e.g. productivity, accuracy in dimensions, finishes and form) and the development of the ability to self-adapt to new working conditions, are the main guidelines of H2020, the EU programme which provides a framework for applied research in the sector for the near future.

The Hi-SCORE project brings together two important laboratories (MUSP and ISTEC) and a number of companies operating in the sector. Hi-SCORE works to apply those guidelines in the machine tool sector, at the regional and national level.

Objectives

To support the national and international competitiveness of companies in the machine tool and industrial mechanics sector

The project objectives break down into three main themes:

A

Innovation in the design stage – integrated techniques of integrated design (mechatronics), prediction of the quality of machined products, use of damping materials.

B

Innovative strategies for increasing performance during use – reducing consumption and increasing performance through process monitoring and control

C

Improving the performance of chip removal methods through innovative technologies – such as the use of cryogenic cooling lubricants, ceramic materials and coatings in tools.

Activities

The evolution of the industrial mechanics industry is linked to the stakeholders’ need to constantly increase productivity, which means constantly improving the technologies applied.

The search for increased sustainability, combined with the reduction of environmental impact, improved performances (e.g. productivity, accuracy in dimensions, finishes and form) and the development of the ability to self-adapt to new working conditions, are the main guidelines of H2020, the EU programme which provides a framework for applied research in the sector for the near future.

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