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This paper presents an analysis of the vibrations and displacements of the tool during the turning of hardened steel for various turning parameters. Studies have shown that an increase in feed from 0.1 to 0.35 mm / rev results in an almost twofold increase in radial displacement of the tool. It has also been shown that the combination of high feeds and high rotational speed of the workpiece causes a rapid increase in vibration in all directions.

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The paper analyzes the process of internal honing of cylindrical gears, a new and modern method of finishing the gear tooth flanks. At the beginning, the kinematics of the process is being analyzed. By realizing the state of art, we were able to identify the main features of the process, its advantages in terms of surface precision and quality, the residual stresses and the wear of the flanks compared with other finishing processes. An experimental study of the geometric precision, the shape of the flanks and the roughness for honed surfaces compared to the unfinished ones, highlighted the value and the need of this process.

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To consistently produce high quality products, a quality management system must be practically implemented in every organization. One of its core instrument is to ensure the capability of the measurement systems, which are the basis for decisions regarding the behavior of the product critical quality characteristics. Base on requirements of the quality management system, a Measurement System Analysis should be conducted for all measurement system which are mentioned in the organization quality plan. Most problematic measurement system issues come from measuring discrete data, which are usually the result of human judgment (subjective decision) when categorizing products such as good/bad (visual inspection). It was the aim of this paper to address such an issue presenting a case study made in a local company from the Sibiu region, in order to evaluate how capable are the appraisers to visually inspect steel chains. The results were analyzed using MINITAB statistical software with its module called Attribute Agreement Analysis. The conclusion was that the inspection process must be improved by operator training, developing visual aids/boundary samples, establishing standards and set-up procedures.

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SPIF is a relatively new process that can replace conventional deformation processes. Due to the use of generic tools only, the process is suited to achieving unique production or prototypes. The paper presents a brief literature review on current research of single point incremental forming with applications in obtaining medical implants regarding materials and metodology used.

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The present paper proposes a comparative study between two of the most used experimental layouts on the single point incremental forming with the advantages and disadvantages of these experimental layouts. After a short presentation of the newest technological opportunities on single point incremental forming, the paper presents a classification of the experimental layouts used on this kind of forming process. The comparative study highlights the advantages and the disadvantages of using the universal milling machines and the industrial robots on single point incremental forming. There are presented the results focused on thinning and forces in the SPIF process.

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The paper presents the possibilities of additive manufacturing of the selected alloy, Inconel, for production of ready-made elements. The results of surface topography examination of the material manufactured with the use of the device 557 RPMI working in the LDT technology (LDT = Laser Deposition Technology) have been compared to those of thecold drawn material. The surfacejust after manufacturing inthese two technologies has been compared to the one after machining by means of variable machining parameters. The surface roughness parameter, Sskis positive for all the surfaces of thesamplemade by the traditional technology, regardless of the feed. This means that most of the material is located close to the valleys. The surfaces are characterised by right-hand side asymmetry. In all the surfaces of the sample made by the additive technology, regardless of the feed value, the surface roughness parameter, Ssk, is negative, which means that most of the material is located close to the peaks.

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The aim of this paper is to explore the possibility of working with a personalized reusable composite formwork in order to obtain architectural shapes for roof and wall elements without material loss. Starting with the analysis of the market needs, the definition of the functions and continuing with the conceptual and technical solution proposals, we created a formwork variant that can be reused for different complex shapes. The researches set on sight different variations of the material used, their thickness and the contact surface given by the support elements.

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Due to the fact that the requirements of the industry aim to improve the dynamics, the safety and the comfort during the use of the vehicles, it is recommended to use the finite element method for component quality optimization. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current state of analysis through the finite element method of the crimping process used to assemble air springs produced in the automotive industry. Starting from the prototype of an air spring, the researches are focused on the study of the assembly of the piston with the bellow and the crimping ring through the crimping process. After analysis with the finite element method and static tests, improvements were made to the piston, the results of the tests revealing an improvement as opposed the original variant of the piston.

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This paper presents the development phases of a smart product that can be manufactured on a cyber physical production system. The intelligent product’s requirements are defined from the manufacturing perspective and then converted into technical product characteristics. Finally, we refined the technical characteristics to create a functional tablet with customizable hardware functionalities as a customizable product.