UROP Project

Automated part geometry evaluation for a part complexity assessment to predict injection moulding tool life

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

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Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1068
Category:
UROP International
Field:
Computer Science
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components
Language Skills:
Englisch - fluent
Computer Skills:
Programming skills, Graphical representation (STEP-Format ideally)

The use of additively manufactured polymer tools for injection moulding offers a cost and time saving alternative to conventional prototype tooling. To adequately use polymer tools, the tool life of a given tool needs to be know before the manufacturing process starts to assess the economic feasibility accurately. Based on part geometry, a tool life prediction can be made. Therefore, an automated geometric evaluation, transferring the 3D-representation of any given part into a quantitative description needs to be developed.

Task

Write a software script, that is able to: Automatically calculate quantitative measures (provided by supervisor) from the geometric representation of a part (ideally STEP-Format) Automatically evalute feautres of the part (e.g. holes, boses, etc.) Automatically calculate wall thicknesses along the part Generate a graphic representation the calculated values

Requirements

Motivation and commitment to generate new ideas and produce new software tools Ability to communicate and work in a team Independent, structured work approach Interest in computer programming, graphical representation and geometric analysis