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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS (SUSTAIN-MS)
Start date: 01 May 2009, End date: 30 Apr 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"The contribution of SUSTAIN-MS to EU manufacturing added value refers to environmental sustainability issues addressed through more efficient model-based design of manufacturing systems that will yield more efficient production by reduced waste and energy use. The way to achieve this is to apply machining processes with advanced cooling-lubrication and to adapt machine tools to such a stage that the process vibrations are decreased. In support of SUSTAIN-MS design efforts the following sustainability measures will be defined: manufacturing process energy use, ancillary energy, machine tool vibrations, tool consumption and waste, cooling-lubricants, CO2 emissions, costs, health and safety. The major milestones of SUSTAIN-MS research relate to the optimised sustainable design of machining process and cooling-lubricants parameters, the solution of vibrations stability for particular machining process and the integration of machining process micro level models with the machine tool macro level models. The SUSTAIN-MS training activities that are not directly connected to scientific and technical research include the acquirement of complementary research skills, dissemination skills, project management skills and training in education. The SUSTAIN-MS objectives are in accordance with politically endorsed sustainable manufacturing directives underlined in the EU Sustainable Development Strategy and the EU Environmental Technology Action Plan."
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