This module places a focus on additive manufacturing. Various additive manufacturing processes are presented, but a special emphasis is also directed toward current trends and the latest findings for and potentials of 3D printers, regarding what they offer as compared to alternative manufacturing processes. Success stories, such as those from medical technology, e-mobility and aviation, will be presented. In a transfer project, you will be asked to select existing products from your own company portfolio and redesign them appropriately for an additive manufacturing process.
In this module, you will acquire fundamental information about new technologies related to manufacturing and assembly processes (e.g. human-robot collaboration, tool management) but also knowledge and skills related to information and communication technologies (e.g. cloud and edge computing, 5G), as well as modern tools used with these, such as simulation and the use of a digital twin. These knowledge, skills and tools give you the chance to discover new ways to support performance in the production area and to tackle the initial steps required to apply them as part of a transfer project.
In this module, you will learn more about the topics of energy efficiency and energy flexibility. This will help you to meet the current sustainability goals and create the necessary application concepts to do so. For this purpose, basic ways to save energy and resources in production are discussed, but also the first energy efficiency factory (ETA factory), run by the partner university TU Darmstadt, will be presented. This serves as a model for TU Graz while taking a holistic approach (buildings, machines, processes) toward reducing energy and CO2 emissions.
Univ.-Prof. DI. Dr.techn.
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Science,
Head of the Institute of Production Engineering, TU Graz
Head of smartfactory@tugraz,
Institut of Production Engineering, TU Graz
Industry 5.0, Smart Production and the topic of sustainability present challenges for all companies that either have to change their operational processes and plants or have to create new ones. From planning in a virtual space to using smart components so that the plant "knows" where a product is in the manufacturing process, and on to offering individualised customer production, the Industry 5.0 topic involves many complex tasks but also offers many opportunities.
The smartfactory@tugraz offers industrial robots from a wide range of manufacturers, state-of-the-art production machines, and software solutions that enable real data continuity between deliberately heterogeneously selected systems over the entire product life cycle. The infrastructure of the TU Graz Research and Learning Factory covers many aspects that are needed to create future-oriented digital production concepts and technologies.
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