CIRP CSI 2022 in Lyon provided forum to Cluster Research on Surface Integrity


Dr. Mustapha Abouridouane, Researcher of the IoP at RWTH Aachen University's Laboratory for Machine Tools (WZL) from the Chair of Manufacturing Technology, had the opportunity to present future-oriented Cluster topics at the CIRP CSI in France this year from June 8. - 10. This year's CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity in Lyon is the sixth iteration of the forum, which was launched in 2012 by Professor Brinksmeier from IWT/Bremen. This time, the conference was hosted by the École Central de Lyon engineering school.

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Which topic were you able to present at this year's CSI and in which project is your research embedded?

My presentation with the topic "Advanced experimental setup for in-process measurement of thermo-mechanical load and tool wear when drive shaft turning" deals with the automatic acquisition of the thermo-mechanical load in the tool-workpiece system during the cutting turning process and the resulting wear. Both target variables, the thermo-mechanical load spectrum and the tool wear have a significant influence on the surface formation and functionality are therefore of great scientific and economic relevance for the community. Surface integrity is an important machinability criterion, which is the focus of my research in the IoP project CRD-B1.I drive shaft "Machinability prediction by means of ICME-based digital material shadow".


What impressions did you personally take away from the conference?

This conference serves as a platform for knowledge exchange between academics, industrial researchers and engineers in the field of surface integrity of workpieces and its effects on component behavior. Characterization, modeling and optimization of surface properties are very important aspects for research and industry because they define the functionality and lifetime of components, especially of a safety-critical nature. Therefore, they are emphasized in CSI. The CSI conference in Lyon was very well organized, easily accessible and thematically targeted. It was successful for me, and I was able to take away many new research ideas. The WZL was well represented with ten contributions, Prof. Bergs was able to present the Cluster of Excellence outstandingly with his keynote lecture "From Process Signature to Digital Twin for Part Surface Integrity in Manufacturing" and Lukas Heidemanns (WZL-TF) won the Best Paper Award.

How did you experience your (short) stay abroad in general, also apart from the conference?

It was my first time in Lyon and since my hotel was located in the city center, I was able to visit and admire the sights of the beautiful city of Lyon. At the Conference Gala Dinner, I had the great opportunity to experience French cuisine on site at the "Paul Bocuse Restaurant in Collonges aux Monts d'Or".