DigiDrill - Vibrational drilling for improved hole quality of stacked materials

Reference number 2018-04336
Coordinator VibiCore AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - October 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling
Call Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling 2018

Purpose and goal

To develop a prototype for a robot carried vibration drill spindle which is prepared for digitalization of the process and then testing the prototype on a stacked material and evaluating it. DigiDrill has the aim to revolutionize the drilling of multi-material products through several different mechanisms; reduced investment cost for drilling cells, increased flexibility in equipment selection and parameter settings, increased traceability and control of the process, and shorter cycle times.

Expected results and effects

DigiDrill would increase the international competitiveness of Swedish manufacturers by offering a vibration drill solution that is adjustable and flexible, not only because the process parameters can be changed during the process, but also because it can be mounted on an industrial robot. Because the process parameters can be logged during the process, they can also be used in the digital production chain, for example for quality monitoring, but also for analysis and optimization of, for example, the lifespan of the drill tool, quality or cycle time.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is divided into four work packages (WP): WP1: Construction & manufacturing of a prototype spindle: detail design, generating drawings and procurement of components. WP2: Implementation, evaluation & verification of servo system: The vibration drill spindle prototype is assembled, and servo systems are set into operation and then evaluated. WP3: Test & demo with a robot mounted spindle: The spindle is mounted to the carrier that will be handled by the robot, integration with control cabinet and test and evaluation of this is made. WP4: Project management & reporting.

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