The SOMMACT project was successfully concluded by end of August 2012.
The final publishable summary report is now available.
SOMMACT has been recommended as a Flagship Project and a Success Story for both the machine tools industrial sector and the European DG Research.
biSLIER concepts has been presented by Dr. Alessandro BALSAMO (INRIM) at 62nd CIRP (Collège International pour la Recherche en Productique) General Assembly in Hong Kong (CHINA) on 2012-08-24.
The title of the paper was “Stabilising the performance of linear encoders in harsh environment: the biSLIDER”.
SOMMACT concepts have been presented by Dr. Alessandro BALSAMO (INRIM) at CIRP Collège International pour la Recherche en Productique in Paris meeting on 2010-01-21.
The International Academy for Production Engineering. CIRP is the world leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems.
During the 73rd meeting of ISO/TC39/SC2 “Test conditions for metal cutting machine tools”, held in China on 14-18 May 2012, the Italian delegation composed by Oddone BELTRAMI (STANIMUC Collaudi) and Renato OTTONE (ALESAMONTI) gave an important contribution to the development of the following standards indispensable for the exploitation of SOMMACT outcomes:
ISO/PDTR 16907.2, Machine tools – Numerical compensation of geometric errors (Project leaders: Renato OTTONE, Heinrich SCHWENKE): the availability of this Technical Report would significantly improve the changes to quickly exploit SOMMACT project results and help to effectively convert them into competitive advantages. The resolution taken during the ISO/TC39/SC2 Meeting is to move the status of the document to Committee Draft (CD).
ISO 3070 (all parts), Machine Tools – Test conditions for testing the accuracy of boring and milling machines with horizontal spindle (Project leaders: Gianfranco MALAGOLA, Renato OTTONE): the efforts have been devoted to change some instructions conflicting with SOMMACT expected outcomes exploitation. The resolution taken during the ISO/TC39/SC2 Meeting, after comments analysis concerning ISO 3070-2, is to move the status of the document to Committee Draft (CD).
On 5 June 2012, the Workshop “Standard Supporting Energy in Manufacturing Processes” has been organised by DG RTD in Brussels. The goal of the workshop was to promote a good understanding on how projects can address individually and collectively standardisation aspects as a mean to enhance the exploitation of research results. Mr. Renato OTTONE, director of Research & Development Department of ALESAMONTI and scientific coordinator of SOMMACT project, has been invited to make a presentation named “The SOMMACT project case” on “Success stories”.
Seminar “Standardisation in Research and Innovation, practical tools for the dissemination and implementation of research results”
On 10 November 2011, the Seminar “Standardisation in Research and Innovation, practical tools for the dissemination and implementation of research results” was organized by DG RTD in Brussels for NMP project partners. This seminar gave to the participants a good understanding of the use of standards as means of exploitation and dissemination of results and provided instruments for the standardisation process. Mr. Renato OTTONE, director of Research & Development Department of ALESAMONTI and scientific coordinator of SOMMACT project, was invited to make a presentation on the work of SOMMACT on the afternoon session on “Success stories”.
SOMMACT concepts dissemination at AEROSPACE & DEFENCE meeting in Torino – Italy – October 26-27, 2011.
Project concepts and expected outcomes were the object of a dedicated presentation at ALESAMONTI’s booth.
Some 22 visitors from this very specialised application field requested to be included in the SOMMACT project mailing list.