Virtual Weldability Test and Prototyping Platform
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||November 2017 - May 2018|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Production2030|
Purpose and goal
Replacing physical weldability testing and prototyping with the virtual ones, reduce time- consuming iterations and decrease significantly the amount of materials, time, energy and effort. Developing a digital platform to implement virtual testing and prototyping for “Arc welding” in the circular manufacturing context was the main goal of the study. The developed platform makes it possible to capture and reuse the knowledge all around the development chain. A test demo of the result is avaiable at https://test.arc.iip.kth.se.
Expected results and effects
The project has resulted in the following results: 1. Database with embedded algorithms and rules 2. A knowledge base for parameter relations, 3. User-friendly interface 4. Link to simulation tool These configured to form the virtual platform. This allows process planners to reuse the knowledge from previous results to avoid previous tests. It facilitates cooperation across the entire value chain, including aftermarket services.
Planned approach and implementation
Real industrial cases of project partners were used to test the demo application. The process parameters, rules and algorithms were collected using the ISO 15609 standards for Welding Procedure Specification, WPS, format. The industrial partners were involved in the develpment of the database schema, knowledge collection, and definition of use cases. These were conducted through a number of physical and telephone meetings and workshops. Afterward, testing and implementation of the developed platform is conducted in a workshop. Feedbacks were collected for help documentation.