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The additive manufacturing of products is becoming an important competitive factor in the context of the increasing digitization of manufacturing, the increasing cost pressure, the advantage of tool-free manufacturing, the high design possibilities as well as the increasing demand for customer individualization. However, the resulting potential for the design of additive manufactured products has not yet been systematically exploited, especially in the search for solutions.
The goal of the research group Sensing Machine Elements is to integrate sensing, actuating and information processing functions into machine elements and mechanical components. These Sensing Machine Elements can be used in conventional control systems or in highly integrated cyber-physical systems to measure process variables close to their origin, e.g. in manufacturing processes.
The eTribosystems team wants to add the signal and energy transmission function into bearings and investigates which modifications are necessary to realise this goal. Moreover sensory features are pushed be implemented to realise the functional extension of near process data acquisition. Therefore, methodical tools for technology integration are compiled and carried out experimentally.