Energy-efficient finishing technologies for powertrain applications
Energieeffiziente Endbearbeitungstechnologien für Powertrain-Anwendungen
The topic of energy efficiency has gained interest since scarcer energy resources have to fulfil increasing energy consumption. In the field of manufacturing of powertrain components, mainly finishing operations determine the final properties of the parts during the service life. For this reason, it is essential to enhance the service life properties, as for example the frictional behaviour, on the one hand and to develop eco-friendly processes and process chains for the finishing operations on the other hand. This paper considers the topics of energy-sensitive process planning, substitution of grinding by hard turning and surface structuring for the reduction of frictional losses.