FLEX – Flexible and Adaptive Operations in Metal Production
Metal production is facing major economic and environmental challenges globally. The main requirements for competitiveness in the future are the capability to response flexibly to changing demands and the ability to produce metal at high cost-efficiency with a reduced environmental load. These demands cannot be met with the existing operational paradigm, but require the...
FINAL REPORT: SIMP ”System Integrated Metals Processing”
The vision of the DIMECC SIMP program (2014-2017) was to bring benefits from digitalization to the metals and metals production industry. The program focused on the digitalization of highly complex process chains by modeling, simulations, and analysis, which, in the end, will enable real-time predictive control in the plant environment. The advances made in the program have...
The practical handbook on 3D-printing methods and tools was created as a result of DIMECC MANU program. The handbook enhances the adoption of 3D-printing technology in companies by introducing methods, tools and good examples for 3D-printing.
FINAL REPORT: S-STEP "Smart Technologies for Lifecycle Performance "
Smart Technologies for Lifecycle Performance – DIMECC S-STEP (2014-2016) was positioned in the crossroads of two megatrends: the growing importance of industrial service business and the emergence of the industrial Internet. Realizing industrial Internet opportunities in complex investment products like power plants, industrial lifting devices, and metal manufacturing...
FINAL REPORT: MANU "Future Digital Manufacturing Technologies and System"
Future Digital Manufacturing Technologies and Systems – DIMECC MANU (2012-2016) was initialized with the aim of boosting digitalization in the Finnish manufacturing industry. The topics of DIMECC MANU covered different aspects of digitalization of manufacturing, including digital tools to manage and optimize manufacturing processes, as well as information flow in...
Digitalizing supply network operations and development
Offering new products to markets in a profitable and fast way necessitates transferring the focus towards early phases of development process, systematization of all processes and high-performing supplier network. This is a significant reformation for participating supply network. Besides supplying components, supplier early involvement is needed more often to participate...
Robot welding unit with full digital measuring data
Innovative robot welding unit with full digital measuring data was develop under the DIMECC MANU programme. The developed solution turns the quality checking of weld profiles in automated production systems into digital era creating prerequisites for high productivity and quality welded structure manufacturing.
Speeding up the new product development process with the digital fatigue strength simulation tools
There is a need for shortening the design and development time spans of new products in the Finnish machinery industry. One way to shorten the time to market is introduce modern integrated digital design tools to support the machinery industry´s product design and development. As a result of the development work done under FIMECC MANU programme new digital fatigue strength...
3D Printing Offers a New Way to Manufacture Hydraulic Manifolds with Greater Operational Performance
3D printing can be utilized for manufacturing hydraulic manifolds which are lighter, smaller and more functional than conventionally manufactured manifolds. A case study of re-designing a hydraulic manifold led to 72 % weight reduction compared to the original model. The solution reduces power loss and hydraulics noise in machines.
Online quality control of steel processes
The advanced computational simulation models developed in FIMECC SIMP program improve the control and quality prediction in steel plants. This results in significant savings in time, money and energy.