The project focuses on economic and environmental sustainability and increased industrial competitiveness.
Development of a thermo-chemical test bed and implemenation of results for chosen processes and applications
Increased sustainability and cost effectiveness through improved strategic decision-making in production issues based on new metrics system for production and development.
Tooling constitutes a significant part in the economical investment of the hot stamping process. Significant benefits in production economy and environmental benefits can be attained by improving the tribological performance in hot forming operations of automotive components. The main idea of this project is to create tailored tool surfaces on dies made from cheaper and easier to manufacture tool steel for the hot stamping of ultra-high strength steels.
Every manufacturing company measure and control production performance with a system of KPIs. The aim of the SMART-PM project is to investigate and demonstrate new ways of collecting data, transforming data to information and introducing new decision tools based on valid information and economic models of the production systems.