Research

PhysiX-CAM

Development of a digital twin for milling based on physical simulation via coupling between a Swept-Volume CAM system with FE simulation system Project start: Feb 2019 Project end: Dec 2021 Details The research project “PhysiX-CAM” aims at developing a CAM-software that combines a material removal simulation of a milling process with physical FE-Simulation. On basis …

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FlexiMill

A technology platform for the fast machining of freeform surfaces using circle segment end mills Project start: Aug 2017 Project end: Jul 2019 Details The aim of the FlexiMill project is to develop a turnkey technology platform for making novel and superior circle-segment-end-mills (also known as “barrel-tools”) for milling complex parts. Using circle-segment-end-mills significantly increases …

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AdaptCAD

Integration of real machine behavior into the material removal simulation Project start: June 2017 Project end: May 2020 Details The aim of the “AdaptCAD” project is to identify the real manufactured workpiece geometry by continuously recording the positions of the machining axes, without measurement, and adapting the CAD-model accordingly. This procedure improves process chain planning, …

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Lean-Cax

Lean-Software-Transformation: CAx-System as an enabler for Industrie 4.0 Project start: July 2016 Project end: June 2019 Details Industry 4.0 brings a high degree of flexibility to the production process through the use of self-optimizing cyber-physical systems. Deterministic planning is, therefore, not possible. Planners, workers and machines will have to be more flexible and adapt quickly …

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RoboTex

Large-area laser structuring using a more efficient production system Project start: July 2016 Project end: June 2019 Details Laser structuring enables repeatable marking and engraving of complex 3D geometries. In contrast to conventional surface machining, laser structuring offers financial, ecological and artistic advantages. The laser system requires frequent repositioning during the production process. The positioning …

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Twin Control

Based virtual manufacturing for machine tool-process simulation and control Project start: Oct 2015 Project end: Sept 2019 Details Twin-Control is a new concept of machine tool simulation because it unifies the different concepts that affect the machining process, combining advanced simulation models and including vital aspects in today’s industry, such as maintenance and energy efficiency. …

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CAdent

5-Axis machine + CAM-software for optimizing dental implantology Project start: June 2012 Project end: June 2014 Details CaDent focuses on optimizing the process chain for dental implantology. Dental implantology is a very complex and risky treatment as the patients nerve can be harmed. Aim of this project is to ease the threatment for the dentist …

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KoDaRe

Consistent data representation & referencing in ultra-precision manufacturing Project start: Jan 2011 Project end: Apr 2014 Details KoDaRe focuses on developing a consistent data representation for the data exchange between the process steps design, FEM-analysis, CAM and manufacturing for ultra- precision manufacturing to evolve an adaptable production solution for the market, which is yet not …

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GEMS

Geometric Manufacturing Solutions for Freeform Shapes Project start: June 2012 Project end: June 2016 Details Freeform shapes represent one of today’s important manufacturing challenges. This applies to numerically controlled (NC) machining of parts to be produced in large amounts as well as to outer surfaces and subconstructions for unique designs in modern architecture.However, currently no …

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REFORM

Resource-Efficient Factory Of Recyclable Manufacturing composite components Project start: Oct 2011 Project end: Oct 2015 Details REFORM focuses on more resource-efficiency and cleaner manufacturing technologies for composite components to be exploited in different industrial sectors (e.g. Transport, Energy, Construction, ..). Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are becoming very popular as their use reduces weight and …

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