Working Committee Manufacturing
In the SimTech Working Committee "Manufacturing", requirements, added values and the newest developments in the area of technical simulations are discussed. The involvement of actors and current projects of the Cluster of Excellence "Simulation Technology" supports an early transfer of results and the initiation of new cooperations. The working group is coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Verl and JP Dr.-Ing. S. Röck, both from the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units.
The cooperation project SIOCS, headed by JP Dr.-Ing. S. Röck, was initiated from the Working Committee. This project aims for the identification of simulation based parameters for the online condition monitoring of a spindle nut drive. With the companies TRUMPF, CADFEM and ISG three partners from the industry take part at the project.
First workshop in March 2009
On the 3rd of March, 2009 the Working Committee "Manufacturing" had his first workshop. More than 40 interested industrial representatives were present to learn more about the involved institutes and their working fields.
The informative talks of the institutes' directors and the introductory talk of JP Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck got going a lively discussion between the researchers of the university and the industrial members. Thereby the industry's needs concerning simulation technology were shown, and on the other hand the problems and obstacles of the knowledge transfer from research to application were represented, while approaches were discussed.
Next date only two months later
The fact that the partners evaluated the first workshop as a success, is shown by the fact that the second meeting took place already on the 25 May 2009. In this JP Dr.-Ing. Röck and two ISW employees reported about her running SimTech projects , und
After this, Reinhold Siegler from the Heller company presented the research project "New approaches for the mecatronic engineering in machine tool production". Prof. Christian Ebenbauer of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control complemented the array of topics with his talk about production, regulation and networking.
Further meetings in 2010
At the third working meeting on 23 February 2010 JP Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck presented the results of the Working Committee's survey. The aim of the survey was to concretise the interests of the participants and to define central topics of interest for the future work within the committee. At the same time, the number of the meetings and the structure of the future working meetings were fixed.
Afterwards the managing director of SRC SimTech Prof. Wolfgang Ehlers reported about forms of support for research transfer projects within the scope of the Cluster of Excellence. After this organizational part, Röck presented the proposal of a possible SimTech transfer project, about which was talked about in the final discussion extensively.
Transfer project SIOCS
On 18 October 2010 the Working Committee "Manufacturing" met for the fourth time. Sascha Röck introduced into the project SIOCS. Beside three reports from the research from Pascal Ziegler (ITM), Verena Müller (ISW) and Simon Hoher (ISW) two industrial members of IC SimTech also held talks at the meeting.
Rainer Rauch from CADFEM spoke about the simulation of machine dynamics in consideration of cutting forces. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Scheifele from the ISG talked about future potentials of control and simulation technology.
Latest meeting end of March 2011
At the end of March 2011, the Working Committee met for the fifth time. Beside three research contributions of SimTech scientists there were two contributions from the industry once more. Philipp Nieding from TRUMPF lectured about the simulation of machine tools in consideration of structural dynamics, impulses and regulation in Matlab/Simulink. Afterwards Winfried Hils reported on the simulation at the company Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH. His talk was entitled "No software on the machine before it wasn´t simulated!"
At the meeting on 28 October 2011 the lectures from the research point of view focussed on "multi-scale modelling of material flow processes for realtime simulations" and on "model reduction in elastic multi-body systems". Afterwards, Johannes Eckstein introduced in his startup NuCOS - a university spin-off from the ITM. Further presentations from industry were held by Dr.-Ing. Wehn from Bosch and Mr. Kuhlbusch from Festo. Both of them gave insights into the simulation approaches at their companies.
Seventh meeting in April 2012
Next to two scientific presentations from the ISW, there was a lecture from PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Rudolph from the Institute of Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Designs (ISD) at the University of Stuttgart. From industry, there were three talks: The first of a representative from TECOSIM about "Virtual product development via CAE", the second from ISG on "Realtime simulation of machines and utilities" and the thrid from Siemens introducing into the company-wide simulation activities in the business segment PLM.