News & Events
|2013 | 09 | 10 – 11||KickOff Meeting||Profactor, Steyr (AUT)|
|2014 | 02 | 04 – 05||M6 Meeting||INSA, Lyon (FRA)|
|2014 | 05 | 19 – 23||Integration week||UNI PD, Padua (ITA)|
|2014 | 09 | 09 – 10||M12 Meeting||ACF, Madrid (ESP)|
|2015 | 02 | 10 – 11||M18 Meeting||BSCT, Ried im Innkreis (AUT)|
|2015 | 03 | 24||Review Meeting||EC, Brussels (BEL)|
|2015 | 05 | 26 – 29||Integration week||UNIPD, Padova (ITA)|
|2015 | 09 | 16 – 17||M24 Meeting||UNIPD, Padova (ITA)|
|2016 | 02 | 10 – 11||M30 Meeting||ESI, Rungis/Paris (FRA)|
|2016 | 03 | 08 – 10||JEC World Composites Show||Villepinte, Paris (ITA)|
|2016 | 04 | 26 – 29||Integration week||UNI PD, Padua (ITA)|
|2016 | 07 | 12 – 13||M36 Meeting||UNIPD, Padova (ITA)|
|2016 | 09 | 22||Final Review Meeting||UNIPD, Padova (ITA)|
On 12th and 13th of July 2016 the final general meeting took place in Padova. The final demonstration of scanning robot and simulation software was prepared and successfully demonstrated. A full scan of the complex demo part was demonstrated to complete in approx. 160 seconds. Latest results presented at the meeting showed that the overall project goals could well be achieved.
The world’s largest composites show JEC World took place from 8th to 10th of March 2016 in Villepinte, France. Move than 1200 companies joined this event as exhibitors. The FibreMap project was present with a dedicated booth organized by PROFACTOR. The FibreMap sensor was shown in a live demonstration and several interesting business contacts were made.
The M30 meeting was held in Rungis near Paris in France. Project partners discussed results from the first experiments on draping simulation and comparison with measured fibre angles. These experiments were done for a complex part with challenging geometry. Visually, the simulation results appear to be close to the actual part. Further experiments and comparisons with measured fibre orientations will be conducted and finished by end of June.
The M24 meeting was held in Padova in Italy. Recent results from a full cycle of process parameter optimization, part production, fibre angle measurements, and analysis were discussed. Subsequent to the meeting, a workshop with a live demonstration of the robotic fibre angle measurement system took place in the IAS Lab of the University of Padova.
An integration week with participants from UNI PD, IT-Robotics, and PROFACTOR was held in the IAS-Lab at the University of Padua. The main focus of this meeting was on accuracy evaluations of fibre angle measurements. Furthermore, a full test scan of a spherical bump part was carried out.
IAS-Lab participated in MECSPE (Parma, Italy, March 26-28, 2015), the reference fair for the manufacturing industry. IAS-Lab presented its latest results in mobile robotics, in humanoid robotics and of the European project FibreMap. There was a great interest by the companies attending MECSPE about the innovations presented by the FibreMap project. About twenty people attended the presentation about FibreMap held during the interactive sessions.
The video of the first year demonstrator of FibreMap gathered a lot of interest. In particular, the visitors were interested by the fibre angle measurement sensor of Profactor and in the automatic path planning software engine of IT+Robotics.
The M18 meeting was held in Ried im Innkreis in Austria. Progress of the project was discussed. Activities related to fibre angle measurement and draping simulation are on track and preliminary results look promising. All three sample parts have been produced in the meantime and provide the basis for our work. At the end of the M18 meeting all participants had the opportunity to visit BSCT’s production site in Ried im Innkreis and watch the preform processes for FibreMap sample parts.
The first main deliverable of the project has been finished several weeks ahead of schedule. The sensor for fibre angle measurement has been built and tested. The inclusion of the new reflection model increased its accuracy substantially and new functionality has been added that allows flexible control of the illumination. The image above shows the sensor system an color-coded fibre angle measurements.
In the second week of September 2014 the consortium met at ACF in Madrid to discuss the progress of the project and to plan the next months up to the review meeting. The first day of the meeting was dedicated to the exploitation strategy. With the help of our expert, Gustavo Marcos, the partners defined exploitable results and made concrete plans on how to make sure that the project will have an impact in their respective industries. On the second day the demonstration that was planned for the end of M12 could be show by means of a video recorded at partner UNIPD. Most of the goals that we set ourselves for this demonstration have been achieved and the project is evolving very well towards the next milestones. Scanning of a part with a continuously moving robot (no stop/go) could be demonstrated and the fibre angle measurements already achieved accuracies below the target value of 3°. Material parameters for the draping simulation have been identified using various measurement techniques and first results indicate a qualitative match to actual fibre angle measurements.
The first big integration week was held at the Robotics Lab (University of Padua). The focus of this meeting was to integrate individual components of the fibre angle measurement system: Comau robot, fibre angle sensor, path planning. A first calibration of the complete fibre angle measurement system was done. Various technical issues with integration of the components were solved and future developments were discussed. First scans of demonstration parts that were produced by BSCT (“three hills part”) were made (see picture).
The second general meeting was held in Lyon at INSA. All partners attended the meeting and an extended discussion was done to set the timeline and ToDos leading up to the first year demonstration to be completed before September 2014. Good progress was made in all aspects of the project (sensor system, robotics, simulation) and the partners are confident that the goals for the first year demonstration can be achieved. Sample parts have already been produced by the end users (see picture). These parts are now being used for a first evaluation of simulation and fibre orientation measurement.