digitalTPC – digital twins for thermoplast lightweight construction
The potential of digital twins is still largely untapped for cross-value-added chain and material-triggered process control. This also applies to plastic-based composite structures. The digitalTPC project is intended to demonstrate this potential by means of the hybrid injection moulding technology, which is currently establishing itself on the market and is capable of large series production, in which continuously fibre-reinforced tape-laminate semi-finished products are formed and back-injected.
digitalTPC aims at the comprehensive and holistic consideration of all sub-process steps from semi-finished product to component production. Relevant material, process and component characteristics (e.g. fibre orientation, pore content, degree of consolidation, temperature, pressure, etc.) are to be measured, recorded and virtually modelled and analyzed in a digital twin in local resolution across the entire real value chain. The challenge of the project is the material- and process-related intelligent acquisition of sensor data and their linkage with the integrated simulation chain within the framework of the digital twin by SCAI.
Project duration: 02/2019 - 01/2022