The pre-weakening of a rock mass prior to the cutting process could lead to a breakthrough solution for hard rock cutting. Once feasible it could be the key to developing continuous mining methods for base and precious metals that are currently predominantly mined using drill and blast. At RWTH Aachen University Rock Cutting Center hard … Continue reading Pre-weakening of hard rock with waterjet – potential breakthrough solution for hard rock cutting
The Institute for Advanced Mining Technology at RWTH Aachen is presenting a new international conference on High Performance Mining, which will take place from Dec 4 to 5, 2018, at the RWTH Aachen University.
The work group RockCutting of the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) does research in the field of mechanical extraction of resources and investigates the main variables affecting the extraction process and describes these in a model. An extensive need of research results especially from developments in power transmission and sensor technology.
The four universities Rheinisch-Westfälische Technischen Hochschule Aachen, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Technische Universität Clausthal and Montanuniversität Leoben founded the „European Rock Extraction Group (EUREG)” in the field of extracting material in mining and tunnelling.