Tenth Meeting of the Industrial Working Group "Precision Manufacturing of Large Components” - Measuring on the Machine Tool
On September 8, 2016 the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of the RWTH Aachen hosted the tenth meeting of the industrial working group "Precision Manufacturing of Large Components".
The tenth meeting of the working group, which was founded in 2012, was held under the theme "Measuring on the machine tool ". The organizers of the working group were pleased to welcome not only the members of the working group but also representatives of selected guest companies such as HerkulesGroup, Meyer Werft, Ametek and M&H Inprocess to the WZL.
The Industrial Working Group is an association of companies that cooperate on a pre-competitive basis with the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer IPT to solve technological problems.
One focus of the current activities is the development of an internal guideline for the qualification of large machine tools to measure components as well as the realization of a corresponding technology and method demonstrator. Furthermore, the working group is working on an intuitively usable software for the operator, which estimates the temperature distribution and deformation of components in the production environment based on ambient and surface temperature data. In the future, manufacturing and measurement errors due to component temperature deformations are to be minimized through compensation or improved time planning.
The research results are treated confidentially and only made available to members of the working group. The annual research program, which is processed by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), is the result of the emerging questions and interests of the companies represented in the working group.
Those interested in becoming a member can find out further information and its contacts on the website of the Working Group Precision Manufacturing.