ADACOM

'Adaptive control for metal cutting' (ADACOM) developed a generic and modular adaptive control hardware platform for metal-cutting processes to address this critical issue. This should decrease production time, waste and energy consumption while ensuring best practices for the cutting of new materials based on intelligent adaptation

The core components of the platform are adaptive machining systems consisting of advanced sensors and actuators for online control of manufacturing. A modular online quality control system was created with flexible compatible units that are selected on the basis of machining operations and end-use sectors. Researchers then developed a central machining system capable of implementing different solutions to accommodate changing production situations, different machine tools and various workpiece materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Key to the ADACOM system's success was the use of standardised adaptive machining systems including plug-and-produce interfaces and standardised data formats. Standardisation enables the reconfiguration of production and sharing of data from the design phase through to mass production and quality control of the final product. Technology was optimised in several industrial case studies leading to the production of a demonstrator used for a life-cycle assessment to evaluate sustainability

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