Free virtual information event as part of the Interreg project Machining 4.0 on June 22nd, 2021
News from the Machining 4.0 network
The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre is on a mission to transform the machining sector across Europe with a little help from its partners. Tom Lane finds out more about the STEP-UP project and how it can help SMEs gain a crucial competitive edge.
On September 23rd, Sirris organized a public event where novel technologies for machining companies were demonstrated. The demonstrator focuses mainly on the logistics aspects of production and on digital tools to support the operators.
Context & Aim
Currently, in CNC machining, there is a wide range of tool holding systems available.
Digitization is the keyword in the world of Industry 4.0. This development stands and falls with the correct training of professionals. STODT trains these professionals in a digital learning environment for the machining industry and has high-tech machines and innovative software tools.
Technical corporate training company STODT is building a smart factory environment based on the Siemens Industry 4.0 Platform in Hengelo. With this, STODT aims to help machining companies with their digital transformation. CNC machine operators will develop the skills they need in order to continue to produce in the future.
A practical example of a Digital Twin is presented as a result of a collaboration, initiated by Programmabureau Smart Industry, between the Metaalunie, University of Groningen, Hanze University, STODT, and Siemens. With this Digital Twin, present at three locations, the group wants to show manufacturers what they can do with a virtual copy of the real thing.