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Lightweight hybrid CFRP design for machine tools with focus on simple manufacturing

Birk, Frederik ; Ali, Fares ; Weigold, Matthias ; Abele, Eberhard ; Schützer, Klaus (2024)
Lightweight hybrid CFRP design for machine tools with focus on simple manufacturing.
In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2020, 108 (11-12)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00023868
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Abstract

There is a continuing demand in machine tools for an increase in productivity. This can be achieved by higher speeds and process parameters, which demand structures with a high stiffness to weight ratio including the use of materials with a high specific modulus. The lack of standardized interfaces and more complex design and manufacturing process prevent the broad use of these materials. This applies especially for CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) which has the highest specific modulus compared to conventional construction materials. Due to that and the higher material damping in comparison with steel, parts out of CFRP can improve the precision of machine tools. These advantages often remain unutilized because of the challenging integration of CFRP parts. Therefore, this paper presents an innovative approach to use CFRP in a hybrid design for machine tool structures focusing on improved dynamic behavior, increased specific stiffness, and ease of manufacture.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2024
Creators: Birk, Frederik ; Ali, Fares ; Weigold, Matthias ; Abele, Eberhard ; Schützer, Klaus
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Lightweight hybrid CFRP design for machine tools with focus on simple manufacturing
Language: English
Date: 5 March 2024
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2020
Place of primary publication: London
Publisher: Springer London
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Volume of the journal: 108
Issue Number: 11-12
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00023868
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/23868
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Abstract:

There is a continuing demand in machine tools for an increase in productivity. This can be achieved by higher speeds and process parameters, which demand structures with a high stiffness to weight ratio including the use of materials with a high specific modulus. The lack of standardized interfaces and more complex design and manufacturing process prevent the broad use of these materials. This applies especially for CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) which has the highest specific modulus compared to conventional construction materials. Due to that and the higher material damping in comparison with steel, parts out of CFRP can improve the precision of machine tools. These advantages often remain unutilized because of the challenging integration of CFRP parts. Therefore, this paper presents an innovative approach to use CFRP in a hybrid design for machine tool structures focusing on improved dynamic behavior, increased specific stiffness, and ease of manufacture.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Machine tool, Design, Composite material
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-238681
Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institut für Produktionstechnik und Umformmaschinen (PtU)
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2024 12:58
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2024 06:22
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