The global trend towards lightweight construction is particularly evident in the aviation industry. In the development of new civil aircraft generations, innovative materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) are being used in load-bearing structures. The A350 from AIRBUS, for example, developed a civil aircraft for the first time, the majority of which consisted of CFRP. Usage of Automated Fiber Placement minimizes material loss The production of the skin sections from the fuselage area of this aircraft type is often carried out using Automated Fiber Placement (AFP). Automated Fiber Placement is one of the leading manufacturing technologies in the [...]
Machine learning is currently on everyone's lips across all industries. The detection of errors in production and manufacturing processes as well as the predictive planning of maintenance measures are only some of the drivers that drive the application of analytical methods or the use of artificial intelligence "AI". The application of data science methods, such as machine learning, says a lot about the past behavior of machines, processes and people. It also enables predictions to be made about predictive analytics methods. How does this complicated-sounding machine learning work at all and how can one test the applicability to one's own [...]
What is Azure IoT-Hub? Microsoft's Azure IoT Hub is a cloud service for the secure management of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Sending messages or telemetry data to the Azure IoT-Hub is achieved through the use of appropriate software. However, this can also be done with the help of Microsoft Flow. Microsoft's Azure IoT-Hub is the scalable transport layer for connecting, monitoring and managing Internet of Things devices. There are countless examples and solutions to send (test) data to the IoT-Hub. Nearly all of these approaches have the disadvantage that you have to deal with, corresponding to single-board computers and/or [...]
The solution for automated deburring with Siemens NX: The Automated Deburring Module from SWMS in use. Our video shows the application of the deburring strategy on a machine tool Spinner U-1520 with Heidenhain ITNC 530. In addition to the full support of 5-axis simultaneous movements, the particularly uniform shape of the deburring bevel is clearly visible. Innovative 5-Axis Deburring - Check out our Automated Deburring Module.
How SMEs benefit from modern IT Technically speaking, the cloud has long been established in modern corporate IT, but especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still see some uncertainties regarding the potentials, and above all, the potential risks of a cloud strategy. Therefore, they often shy away from opening up the obvious potential. Compared with the in-house operation of IT systems, the use of IT resources from the cloud promises to save up to 50% of the infrastructure costs in the area considered. But the direct cost aspect is not the only argument for a cloud strategy. Simplified access to [...]
Strategies for modernizing enterprise tools Where spreadsheets are no longer sufficient, many companies have developed small software tools that are still used today to manage all possible data from different processes. With a tool like MS Access, it was not only possible for developers, but also for ambitious users to create data-based applications. Not infrequently, small data-based software tools were commissioned for specific questions. The general areas in which such tools are used range from simple address databases to documentation systems for specific processes to complete enterprise applications. Not infrequently, long-term software tools are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain. Developers [...]
Error-free data for Fastener Positions What can ADT do? The Attribute Definition Tool ( ADT ) Software allows not only the pure geometric consideration but also an automated introduction of riveting and drilling information technology into CATIA V5 models. Consistent data management is important here. An airplane for example consists of many individual components and therefore a considerable amount of rivet positions come together. It would be efficient to bring these simply and most importantly fully automated into the component: Reliable-, Consistent- and Automated- processes. Exactly these requirements are fulfilled by the ADT (Attribute Definition Tool) Software. Designed for the [...]
Why Unit Tests? Testing products before delivery is not new. Machines of any kind are extensively tested for stability, running time and safety before they reach the customer. So, it’s easy to test properties of physical products. But how can software be tested? The software technology differentiates in various testing types. In this blog entry, we will limit ourselves to one of the common types of tests: Unit Tests . They are easy to use and maintain at relatively low cost and thus represents a major development support. Unit Tests, in their most primitive form verify, that a tiny unit [...]