The research performed within the framework of the project focuses on the development of numerical models which enable to estimate the behaviour of steel in the main machining operations
The final Workshop of the European project, named “IMMAC: Innovative Method dedicated to the development of a ferrite-pearlite grade regarding its MAChinability” and organised within the framework of the RFCS programme, took place on November 29th.
This project mainly aims at developing numerical projects which enable to estimate the behaviour of ferrite-pearlite steels (that is, 16MnCr5, 27MnCr5, C45 y C60, each of these properties in four different microstructural states) during the main machining operations: turning, drilling, broaching…
The Workshop took place in Turin, at the CRF headquarters (research centre of the Fiat Chrysler Automobile group). During the event, the project participants (Sidenor R&D, Ascometal, CRF, Swerea Kimab, the University of Aachen, the École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint Étienne and the University of Mondragón) presented the results obtained.
A notable industrial presence attended the event, including representatives of manufacturers of cutting tools such as Sandvik Coromant, Gühring or Walter, companies involved in manufacturing parts/components for the car industry such as the CIE Automotive group or casting companies such as the Zanardi group.