OMNIMETAL - Total digital metal twin

Reference number 2018-04321
Coordinator Swerea SWECAST AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling
Call Banbrytande idéer inom industriell utveckling 2018

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to complement the metal industry´s development of digital twins of processes with matching digital twins of the material which the digital process twins can act upon. This enables simulation of the metal continually throughout the whole industry´s process, from scrap mix, melt, alloy and slag, through casting, cooling, rinsing, forging and final processing. The project goal is a platform for strategic establishment of digital twins for metallic materials dynamic properties througout the entire foundry process.

Expected results and effects

The main effect is a more resource efficient and highly performing metal industry. Design and control of material properties and processes will be made faster and cheaper than with todays methods. An expected effect is also that this focus on digital twin of material is copied to other materials sectors and gives similar benefits. The practical results of the project are 1) an open organisational and computational base structure, and 2) metal industry´s parties have a common methodological approach and target, to establish the platform that will achieve the intended effects in the long run

Planned approach and implementation

1) Analysis of existing material database metal data (secure knowledge and compatibility) 2) Process scenario modelling (to structure the necessary dynamics) 3) Set principle for data acquisition for the digital twin (measurement, models, interpolation, simulation) 4) Set principle for foundry automation based on digital twin 5) Education and workshop for foundry industry and its parties 6) Development of research and innovation projects w. parties around: - Innovation ecosystems - Digital twins for metal processes - Digital twins for related mtrl, such as sand moulds

External links

Generell webadress för IT-/data-/ och konsultföretaget Kobolde Generell webadress för forskningsinstitutet institutet RISE

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