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Tooling Surface


Tooling Surface

O projecto Tooling Surface tem como objectivo global e estratégico, estudar os factores que afectam o comportamento do fluxo de material polimérico durante a moldação por injecção, com especial relevo para interacção entre o material fundido e a qualidade superficial, associada à redução dos coeficientes de atrito em cavidades, em particular com elevada razão de aspecto.

Assim, a precisão e a integridade das superfícies e dos microdetalhes, com ou sem elevada razão de aspecto, são importantes características que determinam as especificações de fabrico e a selecção de materiais para uma dada aplicação na área da engenharia de moldes de precisão, e que serão objecto de estudo.
Como objectivos específicos, pretende-se estimular as actividades de I&DT orientadas para o desenvolvimento de competências nas áreas dos Novos Processos de Fabrico – processos subtractivos, para superfícies de elevado grau acabamento (ópticas), microdetalhes/microcomponentes, e da Engenharia de Superfícies com potencial de aplicação no sector de “Engineering & Tooling” de Alta Precisão, como é o caso dos revestimentos finos duros e “near-frictionless”.


  • Estudos Preliminares
  • Especificações Técnicas
  • Desenvolvimento
  • Construção de protótipos, pré-séries, instalação experimental/piloto
  • Testes e Ensaios
  • Promoção e Divulgação dos resultados

 - Distrim2
 - Socem MS
 - Moldit
 - IPN- Instituto Pedro Nunes
- Universidade do Minho