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A validated simulation support system for the optimal design of steel shaped can manufacturing processes (SCANMAP)

Objective

The project aims to facilitate the development of a wide range of shaping possibilities for steel food, beverage and aerosol canisters. The requirement to innovate in terms of shape responds to increasing consumer demands for attractive and differentiated packaging in these sectors, and to the concurrent move towards brand reinforcement via packaging which is a key goal for retailers and fillers. Such developments will allow steel based containers to compete more effectively with alternative systems. The objectives of the project are to utilise and further develop the existing computational tools available to the partners in order to provide an industry standard simulation capability to aid decision making in the optimal design of shaped can forming operations. The main project output will take the form of a validated computational decision support system, which will permit modelling of the entire manufacturing process for shaped steel cans.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROCKFIELD SOFTWARE LTD.
Address
Innovation Centre University College Of Wales Swan
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CENTRE FOR COMPUTATIONAL CONTINUUM MECHANICS D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
55,Vandotova 55
1102 Ljubljana
CORUS TECHNOLOGY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen Noord
CORUS U.K. LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Port Talbot Works
SA13 2NG Port Talbot
IMPRESS METAL PACKAGING SA
France
Address
Avenue Rhin Et Danube
72206 La Fleche
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Spain
Address
S/n,gran Capitan S/n, Campus Norte Upc, Edificio C1
08034 Barcelona