02 Jun DIGITbrain local days
A Digital Twin is the virtual representation of a product, system or process that simulates its physical attributes in the real world in real-time. By collecting data from its physical counterpart, manufacturers are enabled to streamline the manufacturing process and make predictions with regard to machine failures or maintenance needs. The DIGITbrain concept is going one step further by developing the ‘Digital Product Brain’ which will store data throughout the entire life cycle of a production line or a machine. This will support the Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) production model, which will allow for on-demand production of much more specialised products, even in smaller quantities and still in an economically profitable way.
IMR has been involved in the first wave of experiments in the DIGITbrain project. Our aim is to apply the Digital Twin concept to LB-PBF processing to improve process oversite, facilitate MaaS production models and increase confidence in this production method. One of the most widely used additive manufacturing processes for metal devices is Laser-Based Powder Bes Fusion (LB-PBF). LB-PBF facilitates mass customisation of parts because specific tooling is not needed to adjust designs. Qualifying the LB-PBF process and parts produced by LB-PBF machines for use in the highly regulated medical devices field takes significant time and resources. Our DIGITBrain solutions will improve transparency and trust in the LB-PBF process, facilitate decentralized manufacturing, and help with the development of technical standards for how the LB-PBF process is qualified and monitored.
The DIGITbrain project will conduct 2 open calls to attract engagement from RTO’s, SMEs, and mid-caps located in the EU, H2020 associated countries or the UK. Experiments can cover all segments of the entire manufacturing sector, e.g. discrete manufacturing, continuous production, or construction, and will be able to receive up to €100K Funding.
IMR is having a one-off online workshop dedicated to SMEs proposing experiments to enhance your success in securing funding
Time: 13:05 – 13:55 (50 mins)
Date: Tuesday the 8th June 2021
Find out more about the project on the website and RSVP to the workshop by emailing out Programme Manager Lise-Ann Sheahan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.