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AVINT project

The Structural Integrity and Materials Reliability Centre (CIEFMA UPC) is taking part in the AVINT project, whose aim is to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of machining processes by developing an application for predicting the roughness of parts before they are production, to achieve optimum surface integrity of the pieces, and avoid the production of defective material.  This will result in parts with greater added value, which will help to increase companies’ competitiveness.


CIEFMA UPC will apply its knowledge to characterization of the machining tools that are used. Eurecat-CTM, the project coordinator, will characterise the parts and the experimental results, and CIMNE will develop specific numerical models for the machining processes and various laboratory tests to relate the effect of machining factors on the generation of roughness.

In addition, the companies Industrias Teixidó, Mecanitzats Privat, and GUTMAR will present several models of problem pieces that are difficult to machine, to define production and manufacturing parameters that affect the roughness and surface integrity, and the predictive application of roughness. With this aim, IMCARFlubetech and FUCHS will develop new products, such as cutting tools, coatings, lubricants, and coolants, so that they can be tested during the experiments. In addition, these companies will provide information on the technologies and knowledge to determine and improve the surface characteristics of the processes.

The consortium of the AVINT project is comprised of ten partners who cover the entire value chain of the machining process, including agents of research, development and innovation (CIEFMA UPCCIMNE, and Eurecat-CTM), companies in the sector such as Industrias Teixidó, Mecanitzats Privat, and GUTMAR, and the companies IMCAR, Flubetech, and FUCHS, which provide services and technology.

AVINT will take three years and is part of the Industries of the Future RIS3CAT Community, to optimise machining processes, which is a key. Cross-cutting sector for the production of components used in many applications. The project budget is 2,316,720 euros, of which 752,523 euros correspond to the grant that has been awarded.