Automation in the Field of Material Development and Manufacturing
The automation of individual processing steps or entire manufacturing processes holds significant cost saving potential and adds to process reliability, in materials research no less than in all other production areas.
As early as 2011, the Fraunhofer ISC designed and built a worldwide unique high-throughput screening unit for the fully automated production of specialty glass. The development of new multifunctional glasses for example optical or biomedical applications usually takes a very long time and is very cost-intensive. In order to overcome this time-consuming process, the Center of Device Development of the ISC manufactured the new robot-controlled process line for automated glass development. All the necessary process steps are carried out automatically in order to develop new glass compositions with the help of digital interfaces. A plant for the automated synthesis on lab scale is currently under construction.
The Center for Applied Analytics is presently creating a systematic compilation of materials data (Materials Data Space).
The Center Smart Materials and Adaptive Systems CeSMA offers competent support for the development of human-machine interfaces for safe automation.
- More about the Center of Device Development CeDeD
- Find out more about the Center Smart Materials and Adaptive Systems on www.cesma.de.
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