Project Description

The project focuses on delivering a high performance EDM drilling process with a newly developed Drill 300 machine featuring the most advanced generator and servo control.

Abstract

This CTI project will identify the requirements for the EDM drilling industry, especially for the aerospace and energy industry. Keeping surface integrity as highest priority, process technology understanding gained through this project delivers very high erosion speeds with low tool wear for increasingly used aerospace materials (titanium and nickel alloys). Consequently, EDM drilling becomes a customer-tailored, economic, environmental friendly and competent process for sub-millimetre scale hole drilling in turbine blades and other aerospace parts.

Project Details

Coordinator: 
ETH Zürich
Partners: 
inspire AG, CH
GF AgieCharmilles, CH
Contact: 
Dr Friedrich Kuster
Duration: 
01.08.2012 - 31.07.2014
Budget: 
1,142,716 CHF
Our Services: 
Proposal Writing
Funding Programme: 
  • CTI
Area: 
Manufacturing