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Self-Learning Sheet Metal Forming System

Objective

The automotive and white goods market tends towards individual customer solutions with product variants in small batch production, for which the forming system needs special setups, parameter change in self-learning control systems and high skilled operators. The self-learning sheet metal forming system LearnForm aims at an innovative knowledge-based drawing process with integrated multi sensors and actuators for adapting the control system strategy to changed material properties and product variants. The concept of the project LearnForm bases on the following main ideas: 1) a self-learning sheet metal forming system based on work piece energy and thermal quality control, 2) intelligent drawing dies including multi-sensors, 3) multi die cushion axes with adaptronic force oscillation actuators and 4) an open architecture motion control system extended by self-learning control strategies. Three tasks of self-learning control are the sliding friction, forming and clamping tasks supervised by the energy level with thermo camera quality check. Demonstrators are intelligent drawing dies for automotive and white goods and self-learning process control software with multi criteria optimizing strategies. The industrial leadership is performed by 5 companies (3OEM, 2SME) with their market leader knowledge and product programme. RTD partners co-operate with outstanding applied and basic interdisciplinary research experience. The work packages include simulation, measuring, programming, training and testing tasks. The project consortium has estimated the high RTD risk and total project costs to 4.77M€. The total project exploitation from 8 partners is estimated to 25M€ in the third year. The impact from the LearnForm results in the European market of knowledge-based sheet forming presses and dies, industrial process control is characterized by an annual increased turnover of 57.4M€ and by annual reduced manufacturing costs in automotive and white goods of 49.9M€.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 748 902
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (7)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 525
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Naiara Insausti (Ms.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 316 894
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Kucera (Prof.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 561 300
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 129
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Kaever (Dr.)
ERAS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ENTWICKLUNG UND REALISATION ADAPTIVER SYSTEME MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 553 650
Address
Hannah-vogt-strasse 1
37085 Goettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Bock (Mr.)
GORENJE ORODJARNA DOO VELENJE PARTIZANSKA 12
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 279 732
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Blaž Nardin (Dr.)
FUNDACION CIE I+D+i
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 868
Address
Iparraguirre 34- 2ºdcha
48011 Bilbao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iñigo Loizaga (Mr.)