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Intelligent Mold for Productivity Enhancement

Intelligent Mold for Productivity Enhancement

Objective

The constant demand for diversified/personalised consumers' goods leads to decrease time-to-market, and to plastic injection molds with smaller batch production, with no stock acceptable for cost and quality reasons. This generates huge productivity losses in the molding industry: - Tool Tuning is too long for tool makers before delivery of a turn key mold. - New production run set-up time is too long and generate too much scraps, due to different “operator and machine” parameters. Many approaches are currently adopted to reduce mold design and production time, but none of them addresses directly the parts productivity enhancement, where “trial & error” is still the most employed engineering approach. The innovative approach of Mold4ProdE is to develop and assess a methodology to tool makers, for them to propose and deliver quicker turn key intelligent molds, to clients with a reasonable extra cost, and offering them significant productivity enhancement. Technically, it aims at applying modern data mining techniques for modelling polymer injection molding process, based on virtual data coming from virtual sensors implemented in a CAD model of the mold. The purpose is to: - optimize the number and position of sensors in the mold - implement and assess the concept “Virtual Mold Signature” by using the data driven models, built from experimental data collected during production runs with sensors embedded in process equipments. Mold4ProdE shall also provide dedicated and optimised components for tool instrumentation, data collection and treatment. The project results will deliver the basis to efficiently use the intelligent moulds. This will move the European mold makers to the knowledge based service industry, identified as the key factor to increase their competitiveness. Project duration is 3 years and involves 12 mold makers, 4 end users, 7 RTD and 2 equipment suppliers, spanning the whole supply chain in more than 5 different application areas with 14 SMEs

Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

Address

Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
01100 Bellignat

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 311 980

Administrative Contact

Valérie Frerejean (Ms.)

Participants (25)

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CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA CULTURA PLASTICA PROPLAST

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 243 704

KUNSTSTOFF-INSTITUT FUER MITTELSTAENDISCHE WIRTSCHAFT NRW GMBH (KIMW NRWGMBH)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 230 637

FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 223 090

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 975

SMITHERS RAPRA AND SMITHERS PIRA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 129 404

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 141 435

COMPOSE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 59 600

D.M.M. DUTHEL MAINTENANCE MOULE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 59 600

MOPLA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 44 700

FONDSTAMP DI GIANNI BODDA E.C. SAS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 61 200

POLYOPTICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 600

Klaucke & Meigies Formenbau GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 028

Formenbau Wolframm GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 028

MATRIX SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 200

MOLDELAN TECH SL

Spain

MECANOPLASTICA S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 48 400

SA SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE SERVICE ELECTRIQUE SISE

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 360

PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTO EXTERIEUR SERVICES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 54 597

POSCHMANN INDUSTRIE-PLASTIC GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 4 848,53

GOIZPER S. COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 103 599

NUOVA ITEA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 28 424

LYON INGENIERIE PROJETS

France

EU Contribution

€ 171 200

MICROPLAST SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 63 280

DPH INTERNATIONAL

France

EU Contribution

€ 59 600

NP POSCHMANN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 52 432,47

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246450

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 950 908,65

  • EU contribution

    € 2 699 922

Coordinated by:

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

France