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Feature-Based Design and Modelling for Injection-molding Optimization

Objective

The main strategic objective of the Des-MOLD project is to reduce the cost of injection-moulding production by developing and validating a set of knowledge-based tools specifically oriented to mould makers and plastic injection companies, which will reduce the need for mock-ups of moulds, and several try-and-error trials to calibrate process control variables.
A lot of effort has been put to study and monitor the correlations between process control variables, or to validate, at the design time, mould geometries by simulating the material flow dynamics inside the mould. However, no approach considers as a whole the entire industrialization and production process, starting from the desired features and the geometry of the piece, to the geometry of the mould, the material properties, and the process control through sensorized moulds and machine parameters. This is the focus of Des-MOLD.
Our hypothesis is that within the new scenario where plastic converters industry has moved from highly standardized moulds to customized products with small batches, it is possible to construct an intelligent knowledge-based system that uses as a main source, past empirical experiences and simulation data to optimize, at the design time, the geometries of the pieces and moulds according to the desired features, and to the expected process control variables that will be monitored during production time. Artificial intelligence techniques such as case-based reasoning and computational argumentation permit both the inference of quantitative and qualitative information based on a large variety of empirical data and the justification of each decision.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 370 252
Administrative Contact
Liceth Rebolledo (Ms.)

Participants (9)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma , Parc Tecnologic Del Valles 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liceth Rebolledo (Ms.)
PLASTIASITE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 520
Address
Ceramistes 2 Parc Tecnologic Del Valles
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernat Ballester (Mr.)
T-SYSTEMS ITC IBERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 140 180
Address
Calle Sancho De Avila 110-130
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Martí Falguera (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 360
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
MAZEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 418 200
Address
Goethestrasse 58
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Burkert (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 600
Address
C/ Alemania 102 Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
03600 Elda Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raúl Segura (Mr.)
MPT PLASTICA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 360
Address
Via Del Marrucco 50/52/42
56012 Calcinaia Pi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Piscicelli Elena (Dr.)
EUROSUOLE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 92 240
Address
Via Pertini Zona Industriale A 8
62012 Civitanova Marche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosaria Ercoli (Ms.)
CRDM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 200
Address
Lane End Road Unit D Wycombe
HP12 4HH Highwycombe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abhilash Katkoria (Mr.)