Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

Sm@rtEdge
Intelligent tool development

Challenge

Handling special alloys in cutting operations is a demanding task due to the heat generated during the process. High temperature induces stresses on the tool which is the main cause of tool failure and the production of scrap parts. To assess and overcome this major issue, project Sm@rtEdge aims to develop a sensor for continuous monitoring of the temperature on the tool cutting edge during machine operations. A solution that allows process optimization trough increase tool lifetime and scrap reduction, by performing cutting operations within the correct temperature range, in order to improve the sustainability of the process on the machinability of special/hard-to-machine alloys.

Solution

MAIN OBJECTIVE: To strengthen research, technological development and innovation.

Development and design of a wear resistant thin film sensor for smart monitoring of machining operations, in-situ. The goal is to achieve a continuous wireless monitoring of the temperature during a machining operation with a sensor system deposited on the cutting edge of the tool which have dielectric, sensor and wear resistant properties.
Integration of a new PVD nitride multilayer system with the cutting tool allows the evaluation of the temperature on cutting edge up to 900ºC, maintaining structural and mechanical properties at high temperatures, which combined with wireless data transmission, is a breakthrough for smart machining and autonomous production.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

 In update

Project Reference

CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-017577

Funding

FEDER
FEDER

Intervention Region

CENTRO (93,65%), LISBOA (6,35%)

Total Investment

919.956,86

IPN Investment

294.861,85

Total Eligible

918.512,16

IPN Eligible

294.861,85

EC Funding – Total

FEDER - 620.848,03

EC Funding – IPN

FEDER - 221.146,39

Duration

39 Meses

Start Date

2016-10-01

End Date

2019-12-31

Approval Date

2016-07-29

Consortium

INOVATOOLS PORTUGAL Lda
Instituto pedro Nunes
TEandM
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Partners

 

Website

http://www.teandm.pt/smartedge/index.html

Keywords

Temperature measurement, PVD coating, Machining, Thin films, Wireless integrated sensor