Surface +

PROJECT TITLE: SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSMENT OF SURFACE INTEGRITY 
 

ACRONYM: SURFACE + 
 

DURATION: 01.09.2007 – 31.08.2010 

PROJECT SUMMARY

In many cases, the problems of surface definition is not defined properly, or not defined at all. The definition of surface quality is very strongly linked with the materials selection. With the introduction of many new, advanced and highly sophisticated materials, the product, tool and mould designers must have a system, which will enable them to determine the adequate surface conditions for selected products.
 
The proposed project is a very complex project, where different scientific fields are involved, from the materials, up to the technology, mechanical engineering and aesthetical demands. The surface integrity must be assured on all different levels, from the macro level, where the generic requirements are fulfilled, down to the micro- and nano- scale, where the final – crucial product properties are defined.
 
PROJECT AIMS:
The aim of the project is to develop a unique decision system (Internet client based system) where the designers and technologist will be, dependent on the material, able to use different scientific and technical criteria for the selection of:
- appropriate surface definition,
- required machining technologies,
- surface coatings for the tools and products,
- surface coatings for cutting tools.
 
KEYWORDS:
- surface integrity
- injection moulding
- sheet metal forming
 
 
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Gorenje Orodjarna, d.o.o. (Slovenia)
www.gorenje-orodjarna.si 

PROJECT PARTNER

 
  1. TECOS – Razvojni center orodjarstva Slovenije (Slovenia)
www.tecos.si    
2. Dessarrollo Industrial EMBELL SL (Spain)
3. Aitiip Foundation (Spain)
4. Solar Tubes (Macedonia)
5. CIRKO Center for research, development and continual education (Macedonia)
www.cirko-mes.com

Project is partial co-financed by :

- Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology for Slovenian partners;

- Ministry of Industry (MITYC - AVANZA I +D) for Spanish partners and
- Ministry of Education and Science for Macedonian partners. 

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CONTACTS

Dr. Blaž Nardin
General Manager
Phone: +386 3 899 23 64
 
Petra Janežič
Strategic Development
Phone: +386 3 899 26 29
Email: petra.janezic@gorenje-orodjarna.si