Project: Development of ceramic cutting tools based on a hybrid FAST/SPS manufacturing process

The main objective of the project is to manufacture top-grade indexable ceramic cutting tools for the machining of hard materials (hardened steel, nickel-based alloys). The main challenges of the project are: i) Use of hybrid FAST/SPS equipment for the manufacturing of industrial scale blanks made of an electroconductive ceramic. It will be also performed the design and manufacturing of powder conditioning systems (debinding furnaces, powder handling systems and blanks preparation) for industrial scale SPS equipments. ii) Design and post-processing of these blanks to produce the cutting-tool by means of advanced machining techniques (EDM, ultrasonic machining, laser machining) that will introduce radical cost-effective processing times for cutting tool finishing. Results of the project will be validated in service conditions and compared with those corresponding to current commercial products.

Acronym Ceratool
Duration 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Project Topic Adaptive manufacturing technologies: processes for removing, joining, adding, forming, consolidating, assembling
Call MANUNET Call 2013

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Nanoker research Coordinator Spain
2 Shuton S.A. Partner Spain
3 Industrias Mail S.A. Partner Spain
4 Termolab, Fornos Electricos Lda. Partner Portugal