MARKET4.0 Metal domain DATA SPACE based on IDS RA
Updated at: 03-02-2022
Updated at: 03-02-2022
SMEs often have an advantage over larger companies by being agile and able to change to meet demands more easily. However, this is only possible with an agile and flexible data system. For many SMEs, this burden is carried by human workers, with manual and often paper-based data management and exchange systems.
By implementing a common manufacturing service bus for data, this reliance on human data input (and the associated risk of error and time burden for skilled engineers) can be reduced, and data standards can be more easily implemented.
Though the integration of adaptive robot control represents a significant upfront cost, the ability to save money on fixturing in the long term makes the creation of low batches of large, accurate products a more realistic proposition for small to medium enterprises.
As the robots can be re-used over and over for different situations, it enables significant flexibility in what products and product variants can be built.
Updated at: 22-03-2021
"In our field, it is no simple task to find a partner who is not only a top expert in a given field but also able to take initiative in finding innovative solutions. It is only in more challenging situations
when cooperation with real professionals is genuinely appreciated. CloudiFacturing project has certainly been the right choice", Ondřej Tůma, Managing Director, FERRAM STROJÍRNA s.r.o.
Updated at: 20-06-2019
The establishment of the cloud cluster solution for running SyMSpace has greatly improved the engineering capacity of LCM which no longer includes the bottleneck of local computation resources. Being able to reserve as many cloud computing resources as necessary at any given time takes away the need to invest into hardware and maintenance just for covering peak loads. This means a great improvement of customer satisfaction.
Additionally, already five industrial partners are testing SyMSpace on a pay-per-use basis in the cloud. The main USPs are the low barrier for access (no upfront costs, no long-time installation, etc.) and the low total costs.
A certain interest has also been coming from academic players. As SyMSpace will see an open source release in the near future, this seems to be an interesting opportunity to run and eventually publish or contribute own algorithms from the academic research around electric machines. With the help of the cloud solution, the access barrier for remote partners has completely fallen away: beginning of September 2018, the solution was presented to a partner at the WEMPEC consortium at University of Madison, Wisconsin who is considering applying the SyMSpace cloud solution for research in magnetic bearings.
This example shows how the international contact, also across research areas has been facilitated using the cloud cluster solution of SyMSpace. This is an important driver for the innovation potential at LCM which, as a trans-academic-industrial player heavily relies on close contacts with other research institutions.
The demonstration of the faster and more reliable prototyping production process is expected to be a major improvement both internally and externally at Hanning. However, due to the delays and difficulties experienced in the implementation of the winding process, this step still needs to be realized. The potential, however, is impressive as demonstrated in the KPI metrics below.
Table 12: experiment 1 impact summary
Updated at: 18-06-2019
A recent study addressed that VARTM is among the fastest growing technology in the composite industry.
The cloud-based solution will reduce the cost of entering VARTM technology by 40% to 60%. This will lead to wider adoption of the technology with significant advantages in terms of quality, repeatability, and reduction of environmental and safety impact for many SMEs around the EU.
In addition to this, affordable simulations will lead to fast prototyping, experimentation, and bolder design.
From a business point of view, this project allowed CATMARINE to reduce its Time To Market (TTM), reduce its process design cost and material waste. Looking in perspective, this technology will allow the shipyard to offer its customer innovative solutions, especially in the building of complex geometry and expansive material as carbon fiber and epoxy resin.
For SKA, VARTM simulation will be a new service to add to its catalog as for FEM analysis.
As a customer, easy access to equipment manufacturers repositories or to manufacturing services. As an equipment or service provider, easy access to the market.