With only a few weeks left for the completion of the Twin-Control project, coordinator Mikel Armendia from IK4-TEKNIKER summarizes the past three years of this ambitious initiative. According to Mikel, the “Digital Twin” concept is becoming popular but most available tools still show the same drawbacks, mainly lack of integration of different features. Twin-Control, which is now undergoing its final industrial validation activities, has been successful in this aspect, thanks …Read More
Last week (July 4 and 5) members of the Twin-Control consortium gathered at COMAU’s headquarters located in Castres, France, for the 33-month plenary meeting. During the meeting, partners checked the status of the industrial evaluation process that is being done at this stage of the project. In addition, recent activities and final steps in dissemination and exploitation were discussed.
The Virtual Machining and Optimization Workshop, coorganized by the AMRC and Twin-Control, took place on March 1, 2018. The workshop consisted of presentations and an on-machine demonstration of a new online simulation and measurement capability developed on a Starrag Ecospeed machine tool in the Twin-control project. 70 people registered to the event. Due to adverse weather conditions on the day, the workshop was relocated to the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria …Read More
Last week, projects Twin-Control and MC-Suite joined forces in the High Speed Machining Conference, celebrated in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain, 17-18 April 2018. A specific session shared by the two projects was organized in the main room of the conference. Mikel Armendia, Twin-Control project coordinator, conducted the session and presented an overview of the application of ICT enabled technologies in Machine Tools, using Twin-Control and MC-Suite project development as …Read More
Last week our colleague Erdem Ozturk from the AMRC (University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) presented Twin-Control at MACH 2018. This fair is the UK’s showcase for advanced engineering and manufacturing, held in Birmingham on 9-13 April 2018.
By Marc Stautner, Eva Berckmann and Denys Plakhotnik Dr. Marc Stautner is Research Director at ModuleWorks GmbH Eva Berckmann is Research Project Manager at ModuleWorks GmbH Dr. Denys Plakhotnik is Research Manager and Senior Software Developer at ModuleWorks GmbH User interfaces on the CNC
On February 28, the Twin-Control consortium gathered for the 30th month plenary meeting at AMRC facilities in Sheffield, UK. The AMRC is a research centre linked to the University of Sheffield that works with the most relevant aircraft builders (Boeing, Airbus, etc.) and their complete supply chain (Rolls&Royce, GKN Aerospace, Sandvik, DMG-Mori, etc). In the last years they are expanding their activities to other sectors, such as nuclear or automotive, and they …Read More
By Jean-Pierre Delsemme, Frederic Cugnon and Hugues Legardeur J-P. Delsemme is Software engineer and product manager at SAMTECH SA, a Siemens company Frederic Cugnon is Flexible multibody dynamics expert at SAMTECH SA, a Siemens company Hugues Legardeur is Product Manager at SAMTECH SA, a Siemens company Industrial machines are more complex than ever. In an increasingly competitive market, companies must ensure innovation and manage complexity. Siemens PLM Software can help …Read More
On March 1st 2018, the AMRC along with the Twin-Control consortium will host a workshop on virtual machining and optimisation at their facilities located near Sheffield, United Kingdom. The aims of this event are to: • Share the recent developments on virtual machining and optimisation. • Discuss how industries are currently using it and what the gaps are. • Display on-machine demonstration of virtual machining at the AMRC.
On November 27, the first Twin-Control workshop was held at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, aiming to give insight into the Twin-Control project, and focusing on the topic of energy efficiency. At the workshop, presentations were shared showing current research approaches to utilize Industry 4.0 applications to increasing energy efficiency. Besides that, the sensor-reduced energy monitoring system, where only one single measuring point is sufficient to calculate the power consumption of …Read More