High Productivity enabled by Self Tuning Mass Damper on Machining Tools

Reference number 2018-05217
Coordinator MAQ AB - MAQ AB, Bromma
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 786 275
Project duration April 2019 - October 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Innovationsprojekt i företag 2018
Call Innovationsprojekt i företag - hösten 2018

Purpose and goal

MAQ invented the self-tuning mass damper (STMD) technology (www.maqab.com) and the technology uses the material’s frequency dependent stiffness to automatically tune the mass dampers. With the unique function of self-tuning, MAQ will shorten the R&D cycle of machine tool products with mass dampers and expand the application range of mass dampers in the industry. The project aims to develop a market entry strategy for the novel technology. The goal of the project is to accelerate the up-taken and commercialization of the STMD technology and build a successful business for MAQ.

Expected results and effects

MAQ aims to change the market picture of machine tool products having mass dampers. The self-tuning function makes it possible to apply the STMD technology on applications that have difficulties to use mass dampers. MAQ intends to make the STMD technology as a standard feature on machine tools. It is expected that a substantial amount of engineering efforts will be reduced in development of machine tool products with mass dampers. The project will deliver a ´problem free´ plug and produce user experience to the end users in their daily production operations.

Planned approach and implementation

MAQ plans to identify a series of products that is widely used by the market, but has difficulties to apply the mass dampers. With combined efforts from MAQ and its suppliers, MAQ will develop a series of mass damper products (with self-tuning function) to be tested at the end-users for technology verification. These developed mass damper products will become the standard offered products to the market as it can be easily integrated into any products without any complex adjustments. MAQ will open a new market for engineering applications using mass dampers.

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