WSK has received a lot of information and data from TECNALIA e.g. roughness values, geometric deviation, tool force, forming steps. WSK cooperated with TECNALIA in intermediate annealing. All TECNALIA experiences will be very useful for making parts using the ISF method in WSK.
Experiments showed that springback error can be predicted with a high level of accuracy. Additionally, results show the optimum values for some of the parameters involved.
An assessment method has been presented to evaluate the energy efficiency of two hot AISF processes. Localised laser heating is a lean alternative compared with global heating. However, an important drawback in localised heating is the excessive residual stress developed due to the combined heating and forming processes. The localised [...]
IPM-1 has been used to successfully generate a corrected tool path that has been used to fabricate a new geometry that is closer to the desired shape than that produced using an uncorrected tool path. IPM-2 still needs more analysis.
Water can be saved through: infrastructure investment; improved coordination; or behavioural change-measures with different costs & time scales. While 40% water savings could be achieved from technological improvements, this value is the sum of a series of different actions. Based on water resources management experience, it can be roughly estimated [...]
INANOTOOL APPROACH The objective of i-NanoTool is to contribute to the efficient implantation of the environmental policy and legislation in nanomaterials manufacturers companies, especially SMEs. It includes the development of an interactive platform (etool) for environmental self-diagnosis addressed to nanoparticles manufacturers in European countries. Its specific objectives are: • To [...]
The tool, based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, will enable the assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts throughout the whole life cycle. BIOLCA will be a powerful tool for decision making that will contribute to the improvement of the sustainability in the Transport and Biofuels sectors, since [...]
The Green Commerce Project introduced the European "Green Commerce" label which shops can use to advertise their environmental credentials to customers. It sets minimum standards of environmental performance which shops need to meet and comply with to become credited with the "Green Commerce" label: 1. GOOD PRACTICES The business reads [...]
The Green Commerce project developed of a self-assessment software that enables businesses interested to know the degree of compliance with the requirements set for obtaining recognition Green Commerce, and to manage the implementation of corrective measures in pilot shops of participant municipalities. The shops in other cities may also access [...]
The ECOFLEXOBAG project aims to reduce the negative environmental impact of commercial bags during their entire life-cycle. Its main objective is to develop and demonstrate an innovative methodology that will help manufacturers – particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – to design and produce environmentally sustainable bags. ECOFLEXOBAG project concluded [...]