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Lattice structure tensile specimen manufactured with laser melting (LM) process out of the material H13. Show image information
Industry partners of the DMRC Show image information
Industry partners of the DMRC Show image information
Quality control during a Laser Sinter (LS) build job by a researcher of the DMRC Show image information
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process during the manufacture of an Ultem 9085 part Show image information
Additive manufactured reaction wheel bracket for telecomunication satellites Show image information
Employees of the DMRC working with the "freeformer" from Arburg Show image information
Tactile measurement of a SLM part with a Coordinatemeasuring machine (CMM) Show image information
Powder particles are used as raw material for laser-based additive manufacturing Show image information

Lattice structure tensile specimen manufactured with laser melting (LM) process out of the material H13.

Industry partners of the DMRC

Industry partners of the DMRC

Quality control during a Laser Sinter (LS) build job by a researcher of the DMRC

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process during the manufacture of an Ultem 9085 part

Additive manufactured reaction wheel bracket for telecomunication satellites

Employees of the DMRC working with the "freeformer" from Arburg

Tactile measurement of a SLM part with a Coordinatemeasuring machine (CMM)

Powder particles are used as raw material for laser-based additive manufacturing

iBUS - an integrated business model for customer driven custom product supply chains

The overall objective for iBUS is to develop and demonstrate by 2019 an innovative internet based business model for the sustainable supply of traditional toy and furniture products that is demand driven, manufactured locally and sustainably, meeting all product safety guide-lines, within the EU. The iBUS model focuses on the capture, creation and delivery of value for all stakeholders – consumers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Customized toy car bodies meeting european safety requirements
Customized toy car bodies meeting european safety requirements
Customized toy car bodies meeting european safety requirements

Objectives
Traditionally, the process of making has been linearly with a number of distinguishable steps. Internal R&D personnel designed new products, purchasing personnel managed suppliers, products were made by manufacturing (often standard products in large volume), marketing and sold products.

IBUS model changes this paradigm. Its overall objective is to develop and demonstrate an innovative integrated business model for the sustainable supply and manufacture of safe traditional toys and nursery furniture. The model is demand driven, whereby products are customised and designed online by consumers or home-based designers, manufactured locally and sustainably to order, and meet product safety guidelines.

Procedure
For supporting the customers embedded services in iBUS will be developed in the main by SME Technology providers. These services include augmented reality design assistants, design verification tools for compliance with EU product safety guidelines, analysis of environmental footprint and prototyping with additive layer / 3D printing. Subsequently, parametric engineering design principles will take the design from concept to demand. This demand will then be synchronised and optimised across the supply chain, supported by the embedded supply chain optimisation tools, to produce sustainable demand driven production and supply plans.

Manufacturers will then produce the furniture and toys in small scale series production driven by the actual customer demand. Suppliers will have visibility of, and make decisions based on, end-customer demand. Likewise customers will have visibility of their orders through all stages of production and delivery. The infrastructure will be cloud based using internet and social media technologies, allowing interaction and collaboration, but also accessible to homebased or small business users, promoting social inclusion.

iBus has a budget of 7.440.362€ whereas 6.065.305€ are funded by the European H2020 programme.

Main participation of DMRC is in the WP3 “Customised Product Design Virtual Environment”. Here a software system is in focus of development enabling the customer to design or adapt the product by himself. Self-designed products have to be manufacturable and to meet the European safety guidelines. Therefore an automated safety check has to be performed by the system to ensure these requirements leading to a safe production and use. The manufacturing is supposed to be done locally and demand driven at home or at small fab shops near to the customer, mainly by additive manufacturing.

Latest results
Key progress of the iBUS business project during the last year can be summarized as getting closer to the overall objective step by step. A first demonstrator to transfer the main idea of self-customization has been developed and successfully validated. The platform demonstrator allows customization of use cases defined in the project embedding different software solutions. Enabling a parametrization of products following specific rules has been achieved so that customers come up with individualized toys in safe borders. Design Rules as well as safety rules for to meet all requirements regarding EU regulations for toys safety have been derived considering different manufacturing processes and materials.

As a cost calculation is also in focus of the WP3 objective existing approaches have been developed further. So a formalized concept to calculate nested build jobs has been created. In the context of iBUS this is very important to achieve an accurate on-the-fly calculation so that the acceptance of end-customers for additively manufactured product can be increased by showing effects of selecting different material and therefore manufacturing processes as well as batch sizes or combination with multiple products monetary.

Outlook
In the next period the web based software solution will be developed further to integrate more features bringing the envisaged stakeholders closer together. Furthermore the iBUS project is looking for further use cases to validate the functionalities of the already existing modules to check manufacturability and safety issues as well as cost calculations. To bring the whole platform in a working status the demand as well as the supply network needs become broader. Interested companies are very much invited to contribute and participate from the iBUS vision by joining the special interested group. There are a lot of interesting areas for different players: From Toy manufacturers to AM and logistics service providers but also for all creative minds out there!

Further project information
Duration 09/2015 – 08/2019
Partner h2020ibus.eu/partners/
Supported by EU H2020
Grant Agreement
No 646167
Research leader Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch (CIK)
Research assistants
Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Jahnke
Anne Kruse M.Sc.
Funded by

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union

Contract No. 646167

Contact

Prof. Dr. Rainer Koch

Computeranwendung und Integration in Konstruktion und Planung

Rainer Koch
Phone:
+49 5251 60-2258
Fax:
+49 5251 60-3482
Office:
P1.3.19

Anne Kruse, M.Sc.

DMRC

Technology Implementation in existing production processes

Anne Kruse
Phone:
+49 5251 60-2296
Fax:
+49 5251 60-3206
Office:
P1.3.16

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Jahnke

DMRC

Lifecycle Costs, Intellectual Property Rights and Prevention of Product Piracy

Ulrich Jahnke
Phone:
+49 5251 60-2290
Fax:
+49 5251 60-3482
Office:
P5.2.02.2
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