Geometry optimized adhesive joining for sustainable production
Purpose and goal
The project aimed to develop technologies that are focused on the overall goals of higher productivity and reduced environmental impact and contribution to reduced CO2 use by repeatable, quality-assured adhesive joints for future multi-material use. Project solution resulted in: Repeatable and optimal application of adhesive Optimized adhesive joints with respect to geometry, load cases, and minimal waste Calculated collision free path planning for adhesive application Reduced setup time, start-up time, spoilage and waste
Results and expected effects
The project has in the demonstration cell been able to verify the research parts produced simulations of adhesive and robotics paths. The software developed has from the basis rheology been able to program collision free robot paths that have been tested by the industrial partners. Which confirmed where the savings of programming, commissioning and production of different time and quality benefits is situated. In a full implementation would use the developed project tools to speed up the new adhesive intensive production section by 40%.
Approach and implementation
By combining state of the art technology for rheology analysis, creating input to the state of the art technology for fluid simulation that creates an input to state of the art technology for collision free path planning and programming of the robot. Development of a reproducible method for the characterization of adhesives that can be used for simulation of adhesives in the equipment and application. Implementation of this technology in existing programming tools and tests and verification in the demonstration cell. Industrial commissioning tests with the achievement of set goals.