March 6, 2019

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


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 of new modelling strategies a qualitative representation of the workpiece during the milling process (In-Process-Workpiece – IPW) will be performed and the pushing behaviour will be simulated space-resolved. Result of this project is a digital physical twin that describes the dynamic changes of the workpiece at different points of time during the milling process. On basis of the physical twin an optimization of process parameters such as spindle speed will be performed and improves surface quality and results in an efficient milling process. The results of the project PhysiX-CAM help to configure milling processes in an adequate way for a resource efficient and economic production.


Funding agency

This project is financially supported by European Regional Development Fund (EFRE – Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung).

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