E! Kluster SMART CAMBER

Reference number 2018-03331
Coordinator RISE IVF AB - Swerea IVF AB, Mölndal
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 828 631
Project duration January 2019 - June 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture EUREKA cluster co-funding 

Purpose and goal

Tool and press elastic deflections are not currently considered during the design of stamping tools for the automotive industry. To counteract this effect the active surfaces of tools are manually cambered based on previous experiences. The aim of the project is therefore to develop technology for measuring these elastic deformations and methods for numerically compensating the tools during the design phase.

Expected results and effects

In the project, all necessary technique and methods are developed and verified in order to compensate the tools for elastic deformations. This means that Swedish companies can immediately implement the technology and methodology in their design processes. The effect is that the time of the tryout phase can be reduced by 30% and the tool cost by 10%. The project also leads also to increased sales of Swedish made sensors and increased collaboration between Swedish and Spanish academies and companies.

Planned approach and implementation

There are major technical challenges in the project, but the project also has great potential with successful implementation and results. The technical challenges require close collaboration between all actors in the value chain: press and tool manufacturers and developers of sensors as well as academic parties and OEMs. The strength and added value of an international project is that development can take place together with major players in all parts of the value chain. With wider expertise and greater resources, the chance of success and impact of technology increases.

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