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Techtank Conference – Innovative manufacturing for industrial use

Join us 25 November 2021

This year’s theme:
Smart Industry in practise – Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes

Unlike previous industrial revolutions where the focus was industrialization, mass production and reduced costs, the fourth industrial revolution is aiming for sustainable, smart and efficient production. The new technology creates great potential and opportunities for future production.

During Techtank Conference 2021 we will explore the area of applied methods
and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes. Be inspired by
practical industrial applications and new innovations on the eve of introduction.
Linked to this theme, the conference will offer lectures and breakout sessions with speakers and other participants.

This 7th Techtank Conference will be held in a digital format. We welcome participation
from around the world to make it a truly international conference with multiple interactive areas that are optimized for connecting and engaging. Join us from wherever you are located – let’s meet up online for Techtank Conference 2021!

About

About the conference

Techtank Conference has been organized since 2015, and is an annual meeting place for manufacturing and engineering companies, research institutes and other organizations that want to keep up to date with current trends in innovative manufacturing for industrial use, with focus on forming and stamping.

2021 Theme
Smart Industry in practise:
– Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes

Unlike previous industrial revolutions where the focus was industrialization, mass production and reduced costs, the fourth industrial revolution is aiming for sustainable, smart and efficient production. The new technology creates great potential and opportunities for future production. During Techtank Conference 2021 we will explore the area of applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes. Be inspired by practical industrial applications and new innovations on the eve of introduction.

Related to this theme, the conference will among other things offer:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Breakout sessions with speakers and other participants

Techtank Conference 2021 – Short Facts

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Time: 09.30–14.30 CET (log in from 09.00)

Venue: Online

Language: English

Theme: Smart Industry in practise: Applied methods and tools within stamping, forming and its supporting processes

Fee: No participation fee, registration is required

Organizer: Techtank in collaboration with the Swedish application center Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence powered by RISE, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and Volvo Cars

Funding: Techtank Conference 2021 is carried out within the framework of the project Innovationsinitiativet, financed by Region Blekinge and Olofström Municipality.

Organizer

Techtank Conference is organised by Techtank in collaboration with the Swedish application center Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence powered by RISE, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and Volvo Cars.

About Techtank

Techtank (Advanced Engineering Alliance) is a cluster initiative in southern Sweden that is working to promote the development of industrial companies, strengthen their competitiveness and create growth in the region. Techtank’s membership base consists of advanced industrial and technology companies of all sizes – from small and medium-size enterprises, to multinational global leaders. www.techtank.se

About Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence

The Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence is an application center for process development, testing and material characterization of sheet metal and multimaterials. The Center is powered by RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden. www.ri.se

About Volvo Cars Olofström

Volvo Car Body Components (VCBC) is situated in Olofström, and delivers body components for the full range of Volvo cars assembled in Ghent and Torslanda plants, as well as Volvo’s other plants. The press shop in Torslanda plant is a part of the VCBC organisation. Manufacturing Engineering located in Olofström is working closely together with VCBC. Main processes in VCBC is stamping of sheet metal, sub-assembly of body components supported by engineering and die manufacturing within ME. www.volvocars.com

About BTH

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on the digitalisation of society and sustainability. BTH’s task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation.Through international excellence, we contribute to digital and sustainable transformation. As an institute of technology, we have a responsibility and a unique opportunity to make our contribution to both regional and national competitiveness and to global sustainability. www.bth.se

Speakers

The Conference Moderators

Ingela Håkansson

Managing Director & Cluster Development Manager, Techtank

Boel Wadman

Ph.D.Phys, Focus Area Leader Manufacturing in Mobility, RISE

This year’s speakers:

Torbjörn Appelros, Senior Director, Head of Stamping, Global Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars
Opening speech
We are honoured to once again have Torbjörn Appelros, Senior Director, Head of Stamping, Global Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars,as the opening speaker for Techtank Conference. Volvo Cars is one of the co-organizers of the conference, and an active part of the Stamping and Forming Center of Excellence in Olofström, Sweden, powered by RISE in collaboration with Techtank.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche, Institutsleiter/ Director of Institut Technische Universität Darmstadt
Keynote speaker!
Towards maximum gain from process data in sheet metal forming
In order to fully exploit the potential of growing data sets generated in advanced forming processes, a procedure for knowledge discovery from sensorial acquired process data needs to be established. Therefore, this keynote presents robust data driven techniques for gaining knowledge from process related data combining machine learning and feature based engineering considering variations of the manufacturing system.
Erik Ylipää, Deep Learning Researcher at the Intelligent Systems unit, RISE

Artificial Intelligence in industrial practice: opportunities and limitations in general
During the last couple of years, there have been a lot of inflated expectations about Artificial Intelligence (AI). This has largely been driven by the impressive technical achievements in the field of Machine Learning (ML) over the last decade which have been extrapolated to fantastic ideas of what could be achieved.

In this presentation we will take a look behind the hype, and discuss some of the practical issues in using machine learning and how to think about AI as software development projects.

Johannes Weingarten, Chief Technology Officer, evopro systems engineering AG
Quality control and optimisation with a smart metal part – how to add information to a blank and creating potentials for process control in the forming press
One of the key steps in a press shop is the forming of parts where robustness, functionality and shape is produced. Various influencing parameters make this process being a complex control algorithm whereas the knowledge of these parameters opens up possibilities for understanding and mastering this control loop.
This presentation will give insights in the ways of making parameters visible at the forming process and possibilities of using these tools.
Alf Andersson, Technical Expert, Volvo Car Corporation, Adj. Professor Chalmers
Michael Fergusson, CEO, Viospatia AB
In-line geometry verification – potential with implementation of new technology
Geometry verification is moving from the measurement rooms towards in-line solutions; new technology that can keep up with high speed production opens the possibility to move the verification process in-line. In-line verification can give immediate process feedback and process adjustments to compensate for geometry deviations of the product and minimize scrap and rework. Furthermore, it can create previously unobtainable data for industry4.0 applications.
Krister Fröjdh, Ph.D., VP R&D, Proximion
Daniel Wiklund, Ph.D., Unit Manager Component Manufacturing, RISE
New press deflection measuring method based using optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology and substitutive press models for efficient die cambering
Advanced deflection measuring device to quantify the elastic deformations of presses have been developed. The strain is measured by an optical fiber with Fiber Bragg gratings (FBG). The measurements can be utilized for die virtual spotting and cambering and also health monitoring.
Marc Lambriks, Country Manager, AutoForm Engineering Netherlands & Sweden
From Smart Engineering to Smart Production
The fourth industrial revolution is aiming for sustainable, smart and efficient production but how do we get there? Smart production is a company-wide attitude that involves all departments, from early engineering to final production. During this presentation we will show – by the help of some examples – that smart engineering (and try-out) is essential to obtain final smart production.
Simó Masque Barri, Account Manager Manufacturing Business, ESI Group
Chandragupt Gorwade, Technical Sales Manager, ESI Group
ESI’s Hybrid Twin technology to support Industry 4.0 revolution for Smart Stamping Production lines
ESI Group will present the creation of an Augmented Virtual Prototype to predict in a wide range of press and process conditions in order to obtain high quality parts with no rejections, the creation of reduced models of the 3D parametric PAM STAMP solution, the development of a control signal fault models to improve the reliability and understand the system sensitivity to process fault combinations, the identification of critical measurement parameters, to define sensors strategy and refined controls. The faulted system simulation data will be used to train the appropriate ML algorithms used for anomaly detection and pattern recognition of physical sensor data.

Schedule

Schedule Techtank Conference

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Approx. time All times displayed in Central European Time (CET)

09.00-09.30

Log in to the conference platform
Visit the Expo area with information from the organizers Techtank, RISE, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Volvo Cars

We recommend that you log in well in advance to make sure that audio and video work. Take the opportunity to visit the Expo area with films and presentations from the organizers.
Please note that the event platform is available only to registered conference participants.
Login details will be emailed to participants in advance. Please check your spam folder in addition to your inbox. If you do not see a message with your login details, please contact info@techtank.se. 

09.30

Welcome & Introduction to Techtank Conference
Moderators
Ingela Håkansson, CEO and Cluster Development Manager, Techtank
Boel Wadman, Ph.D.Phys, Focus Area Leader Manufacturing in Mobility, RISE

Opening Speech
Torbjörn Appelros, Senior Director, Head of Stamping, Global Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars

09.45

Keynote speaker:
Towards maximum gain from process data in sheet metal forming
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche, Institutsleiter/Director of Institut Technische Universität Darmstadt

 

 Short Break – possibility to visit the Expo area

10.25

Artificial Intelligence in industrial practice: opportunities and limitations in general
Erik Ylipää, Deep Learning Researcher at the Intelligent Systems unit, RISE

10.45

ESI’s Hybrid Twin technology to support Industry 4.0 revolution for Smart Stamping Production lines
Simó Masque Barri, Account Manager Manufacturing Business, ESI Group
Chandragupt Gorwade, Technical Sales Manager, ESI Group

 

 Short Break – possibility to visit the Expo area

11.15

Quality control and optimisation with a smart metal part – how to add information to a blank and creating potentials for process control in the forming press
Johannes Weingarten,Chief Technology Officer, evopro systems engineering AG

11.35

Q&A sessions with the speakers
Choose one of the below sessions during the conference. Ask your questions to the conference speaker and interact with other participants. Each session will be hosted by a moderator.

Session 1 – Towards maximum gain from process data in sheet metal forming
Guest:Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche, Institutsleiter/Director of Institut Technische Universität Darmstadt
Moderator: Boel Wadman, RISE

Session 2 – Artificial Intelligence in industrial practice: opportunities and limitations in general
Guest: Erik Ylipää, Deep Learning Researcher at the Intelligent Systems unit, RISE
Moderator: Daniel Wiklund, RISE

Session 3 – ESI’s Hybrid Twin technology to support Industry 4.0 revolution for Smart Stamping Production lines
Guests: Simó Masque Barri, Account Manager Manufacturing Business, ESI Group & Chandragupt Gorwade, Technical Sales Manager, ESI Group
Moderator: Peter Ottosson, RISE

Session 4 – Quality control and optimisation with a smart metal part – how to add information to a blank and creating potentials for process control in the forming press
Guest: Johannes Weingarten,Chief Technology Officer, evopro systems engineering AG
Moderator: Johan Berglund, RISE

12.00-12.45

 Lunch break – possibility to visit the Expo area

12.45

Welcome back
Moderators
Ingela Håkansson, CEO and Cluster Development Manager, Techtank
Boel Wadman, Ph.D.Phys, Focus Area Leader Manufacturing in Mobility, RISE

12.50

New press deflection measuring method based using optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology and substitutive press models for efficient die cambering
Krister Fröjdh, Ph.D.,VP R&D, Proximion
Daniel Wiklund, Ph.D., Unit Manager Component Manufacturing, RISE

13.10

From Smart Engineering to Smart Production
Marc Lambriks, Country Manager, AutoForm Engineering Netherlands & Sweden

 

 Short Break – possibility to visit the Expo area

13.40

In-line geometry verification – potential with implementation of new technology
Alf Andersson, Technical Expert, Volvo Car Corporation, Adj. Professor Chalmers
Michael Fergusson, CEO, Viospatia AB

14.00

Q&A sessions with the speakers
Choose one of the below sessions during the conference. Ask your questions to the conference speaker and interact with other participants. Each session will be hosted by a moderator.

Session 5 – New press deflection measuring method based using optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology and substitutive press models for efficient die cambering
Guests: Krister Fröjdh, Ph.D., VP R&D, Proximion & Daniel Wiklund, Ph.D., Unit Manager Component Manufacturing, RISE
Moderator: Peter Ottosson, RISE

Session 6 – From Smart Engineering to Smart Production
Guest: Marc Lambriks
Moderator: Eva-Lis Odenberger, RISE

Session 7 – In-line geometry verification – potential with implementation of new technology
Guests: Alf Andersson, Technical Expert, Volvo Car Corporation, Adj. Professor Chalmers & Michael Fergusson, CEO, Viospatia AB
Moderator: Johan Berglund, RISE

14.25

Live Polls with all participants!
Together we summarize the conference while at the same time looking ahead.

14.30

End of the Conference

Approx. time All times displayed in Central European Time (CET)

09.00-09.30

Log in to the conference platform

We recommend that you log in well in advance to make sure that audio and video work. We will show some video clips and other information while waiting for the conference to start.

Please note that the event platform is available only to registered conference participants.

Login details will be emailed to participants in advance. Please check your spam folder in addition to your inbox. If you do not see a message with your login details, please contact info@techtank.se. 

09.30

Welcome & Introduction to Techtank Conference 

Ingela Håkansson, Cluster Development Manager, Techtank
Boel Wadman,
Ph.D.Phys, Focus Area Leader Manufacturing in Mobility, RISE

Opening Address 

Torbjörn Appelros, Head of Stamping, Global Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars

09.45

Flexibility in forming: New Technologies at the IUL

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya, Professor and Director of the Institute for Metal Forming and Lightweight Components, Dortmund University of Technology

Short Break 

10.25

Cognitive nondestructive sensor systems for monitoring and optimization of sheet metal processing

Dr. Ing. Bernd Wolter, Head of Department, Production Integrated NDT, Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP

10.45

Digital value chain for industrial origami

Jonas Lindberg Nyvang, CEO, Stilride
Tue Beijer, CTO, Stilride

Short Break 

11.15

Presentation and Test: Hot forming of AM-processed lightweight components 

Eva-Lis Odenberger Ph.D., Researcher, Component Manufacturing, RISE
Martin Olsson, Researcher, Component Manufacturing, RISE
Fredrik Niklasson, Process Engineer, Sheet Metal Forming, GKN Aerospace Sweden

11.40

Q&A sessions with the speakers

Choose one of the below sessions during the conference. Ask your questions to the conference speaker and interact with other participants. Each session will be hosted by a moderator.

Session 1 – Flexibility in forming: New Technologies at the IUL

Guest: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya, Professor and Director of the Institute for Metal Forming and Lightweight Components, Dortmund University of Technology

Moderator: Boel Wadman, RISE

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Session 2 – Cognitive nondestructive sensor systems for monitoring and optimization of sheet metal processing

Guest: Dr. Ing. Bernd Wolter, Head of Department, Production Integrated NDT, Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP

Moderator: Eva-Lis Odenberger, RISE 

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Session 3 – Digital value chain for industrial origami

Guests:
Jonas Lindberg Nyvang, CEO, Stilride &
Tue Beijer, CTO, Stilride

Moderator: Johan Berglund, RISE

12.00-13.00

Lunch break 

13.00

Smart factories: improving process models using real-time data

DR.IR. Jos Havinga, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente

13.25

Examples of Smart Stamping Applications at Volvo Cars and BTH – Blekinge Institute of Technology

Johan Pilthammar, PhD, Volvo Cars
Mats Sigvant, PhD, Volvo Cars and BTH
Sravan Tatipala, LicEng, BTH

13.45

Q&A sessions with the speakers

Choose one of the below sessions during the conference. Ask your questions to the conference speaker and interact with other participants. Each session will be hosted by a moderator.

Session 4 – Hot forming of AM-processed lightweight components

Guests:
Eva-Lis Odenberger, Ph.D., Researcher, Component Manufacturing, RISE 
Martin Olsson, Researcher, Component Manufacturing, RISE
Fredrik Niklasson, Process Engineer, Sheet Metal Forming, GKN Aerospace Sweden

Moderator: Daniel Wiklund, RISE

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Session 5 – Smart factories: improving process models using real-time data

Guest: DR.IR. Jos Havinga, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente

Moderator: Johan Berglund, RISE

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Session 6 – Examples of Smart Stamping Applications at Volvo Cars and BTH – Blekinge Institute of Technology

Guests:
Johan Pilthammar, PhD, Volvo Cars
Mats Sigvant, PhD, Volvo Cars and BTH
Sravan Tatipala, LicEng, BTH

Moderator: Peter Ottosson, RISE

14.05

Live Polls with all participants!

Together we summarize the conference while at the same time looking ahead.

How do we implement new technology in industry? Opportunities and Challenges!

14.20

End of the Conference

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Techtank Conference 2021 will be held online 25 November 2021.
Participation at this year’s Techtank Conference is free of charge, but registration is required.

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