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Techtank Conference – Innovative manufacturing for industrial use

Join us November 26, 2020

This year’s theme: Flexible Production, with focus on forming and stamping

Increased demand for customized and individualized products puts a greater focus on production flexibility. Flexible production can handle volume changes, different variants, new materials and new material combinations. During Techtank Conference 2020 we will explore the area of Flexible production, with focus on forming and stamping.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this 6th Techtank Conference will be held in a digital format on one of the world’s leading all-in-one virtual event platforms. 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 2020!

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.

2020 Theme: Flexible Production, with focus on forming and stamping

Increased demand for customized and individualized products puts a greater focus on production flexibility. This is also addressed in the EU by the objective Excellent, responsive and smart factories & supply chains. Flexible production can handle volume changes, different variants, new materials and new material combinations. During Techtank Conference 2020 we will explore the area of Flexible production, with focus on forming and stamping.

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

  • Keynote presentations
  • Breakout sessions with speakers and other participants
  • Broadcast from a current Testbed

Techtank Conference 2020 – Short Facts

Date: Thursday November 26, 2020

Time: 09.30–14.20 CET (log in from 09.00)

Venue: Online

Language: English

Theme: Flexible Production, with focus on forming and stamping

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

Funding: Techtank Conference 2020 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.

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

Techtank Conference 2020 is carried out within the framework of the project Innovationsinitiativet, financed by Region Blekinge and Olofström Municipality.

Speakers

This year’s speakers:

Torbjörn Appelros, Senior Director, Head of Stamping, Global Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Cars
Opening speech
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya, Professor and Director of the Institute for Metal Forming and Lightweight Components, Technische Universität Dortmund
Flexibility in forming: New Technologies at the IUL
Some keywords for the content are:
  • Classification of flexibility: Tool-, Product-, Batch-Size-Flexibility
  • Examples for invented technologies for each class of flexibility
  • Covered processes: Profile and sheet forming (cold and warm)
  • Hybrid processes: Forming & Additive Manufacturing
  • Telemetric processes
Tue Beijer, CTO, Stilride
Jonas Lindberg Nyvang, CEO, Stilride

Digital value chain for industrial origami
STILRIDE explores a digital value chain starting in how to extract curves and surfaces from a single compound surface that can be unfolded into a fully developed surface (flat sheet). The method integrates the technical and styling surfaces, enabling a lower component usage and thus cost and weight. By designing with these true curve geometries as a foundation STILRIDE wants to enable a new value chain for tool-less manufacturing with metallic sheets.

Dr.-Ing. Bernd Wolter, Head of Department, Production Integrated NDT, Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP
Cognitive nondestructive sensor systems for monitoring and optimization of sheet metal processing
In sheet metal processing, classical methods of quality assurance and standard process monitoring are not sufficient any longer due to increasing requirements on product quality, production efficiency and flexibility. Modern nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques combined with new approaches of intelligent data evaluation and machine learning offer powerful new techniques for automated process monitoring and control. In the last few years there have been remarkable progress in the development of such cognitive sensor systems, especially for material-related tasks in hot and cold forming of sheet steel. The presentation will give an overview of these new developments.
DR.IR. Jos Havinga, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET), Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (NSM), University of Twente
Smart factories: improving process models using real-time data
In modern manufacturing, digital twins pose the promise of uniting the virtual process (models and simulations) with the physical process (measurement and actuation systems). Combining simulation models with real-time data may potentially be used to create a new type of high-fidelity model, and bring process monitoring and real-time control to a new level. In complex manufacturing processes, such as forming, it is however often nearly impossible to directly map real-time measurement data on physics-based models. This presentation will give an overview of the challenge. Furthermore, an approach will be presented to simultaneously estimate process variations and improve the underlying process model, for a mass manufacturing forming process.
Johan Pilthammar, PhD, Volvo Cars
Mats Sigvant, PhD, Volvo Cars and BTH
Sravan Tatipala, LicEng, BTH

Examples of Smart Stamping Applications at Volvo Cars and BTH – Blekinge Institute of Technology
Volvo Cars has a long experience in FE-simulations of sheet metal forming and is one of the leading automotive companies in the field. The simulations include aspects such as advanced material models, friction modeling, failure, and elastic die deformations. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at BTH is conducting research on how digital and model-driven methods in technical product development can lead to innovations that fit into a sustainable society. Since a few years back, Volvo Cars and BTH are combining their strengths in order to develop smart stamping applications. This presentation will include results from two recent studies by Volvo Cars and BTH. The first one is a master thesis on how to measure the force in every cushion pin in a single action die. The second study is a part of Johan Pilthammar´s PhD-thesis were the effects from die deformations on the contact pressure on the sheet are studied when mounting the same die in try-out press or home line.

Eva-Lis Odenberger Ph.D., Researcher, Component Manufacturing, RISE
Fredrik Niklasson, Process Engineer, Sheet Metal Forming, Powder Bed Fusion of Titanium, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems Sweden
Martin Olsson, Researcher, Component Manufacturing, RISE

Presentation and Test: Hot forming of AM-processed lightweight components
The test illustrates hot forming of an AM-processed titanium geometry for Aero engine applications. The pilot case was developed and demonstrated within LIGHTest – Testbed for Future Production of Lightweight Products Using Smart Material Solutions, in collaboration between RISE, GKN Aerospace Sweden and SME.

 


Pictures from the test.

The Conference Moderators

Ingela Håkansson

Cluster Development Manager, Techtank

Boel Wadman

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

Schedule

Schedule Techtank Conference

Thursday, 26 November, 2020

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

09.00-09.30

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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

Register

Techtank Conference 2020 will be held online November 26, 2020. Participation at this year’s Techtank Conference is free of charge, but registration is required.

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