Raw materials and energy are the most expensive inputs for the manufacturing sector, together accounting for up to 60% of total production costs. So resource efficient manufacturing becomes a necessity, not only for environmental reasons, but also for the profitability and competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing sector.
The EU-funded MEMAN project supports companies in the analysis of their value chain to optimise the use of their resources. MEMAN looks at three case-studies: the casting, machining and surface finishing clusters.
Today we released the 3rd and last video on the surface finishing cluster. The cluster investigated the production process of a hydraulic piston rod – with a special focus on the last phase of surface finishing –, which is used in mechanical engineering applications, such as cars, cranes and construction machines in general.
The application of the MEMAN methodology allowed the industrial partners involved to demonstrate:
Watch now the last video on MEMAN’s surface finishing cluster