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Twin-model based virtual manufacturing for machine tool-process simulation and control

Objective

Europe is the world’s largest manufacturer of machine tools but this position is threatened due to the emergence of Asian countries. However, Europe has world-class capabilities in the manufacture of high-value parts for such competitive sectors like aerospace & automotive and this has led to the creation of a high-technology, high-skill industry. European machine tool builders, part manufacturers and other agents have to work together to increase the competitiveness of European manufacturing industry.
Simulation tools are currently a key complement to European machine tool industry expertise but new integrated approaches are needed. The main objective of Twin-Control is the development of a simulation and control system that integrates the different aspects that affect machine tool and machining performance. This holistic approach will allow a better estimation of machining performance than single featured simulation packages, including lifecycle concepts like energy consumption and end-life of components. This integrated concept will also enhance the necessary collaboration between machine tool builders and part manufacturers.
The specific industrial objectives are:
• Getting machines that work as designed faster (10% reduction)
• Getting production processes that work as planned faster (20% reduction)
• To get a first-time-right part manufacturing (75%)
• To increase production time trough model-based control (increase of 1-2%)
• To reduce energy consumption (25-50%)
• Improve machine reliability and increase machine up-time due to a proactive maintenance (2-4.5%)
All these will contribute to reduce machine tool life cycle costs (15 %) with a reduction of O&M costs in the range of 25%.
The project considers the validation and demonstrator in real production scenarios in aerospace and automotive industries. Added to this, 3 demonstrators will be set-up in three pilot lines for spreading results beyond the project end

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 736 250

Participants (10)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 525 937,50
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 778 125
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 521
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PREDICT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 400 125
Address
Avenue De La Foret De Haye 19
54500 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARPOSS MONITORING SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 488 750
Address
Buchenring 40
21272 Egestorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ModuleWorks GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 490 000
Address
Henricistrasse 50
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEPRO SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 293 750
Address
Montorreta 5
48200 Durango
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MECANIZACIONES AERONAUTICAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Poligono El Sequero Parcela 33
26000 Agoncillo La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMAU FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 393 000
Address
5-7 Rue Albert Einstein Za Trappes Elancourt
78190 Trappes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 651 782,50
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)