SEVILLE, Spain, Sep 18, 2017 – The CT Engineering Group has successfully completed the first phase of digitizing the risk analysis associated with the production process of the 3D model, which includes the development of a collaborative system to optimize workflows between the design and manufacturing team.
The Hefesto (High Efficient Factory basEd on complex conceptS in the digiTal mOckup) project, led by Airbus and partners The CT Engineering Group and Idener, aims to generate planning methods incorporating virtual modelling for industries with limited series production, high labour, and low repetition. The project has two parts: the first integrates into a planning structure that is fully traceable in time and space with the product structure into the PPR model, so that it is possible to utilize all the information together; the second part will develop a predictive risk management tool, also integrated into the digital model, making use of artificial neural networks.
The CT Engineering Group, responsible for the second part of the project, has integrated the risk analysis into the digital model by digitizing the manufacturing process and developing it from the 3D model. This process allows for the standardization of different failures modes and their causes to be linked to the different processing methods of each manufacturing technology. Integration of risk analysis in the industrial model makes it possible to visually identify critical elements during the production phase, in addition to taking advantage of the 3D functionalities available in the CAD system to define tolerance limits of the key associated characteristics.
The developed platform incorporates an Adaptive System of Neuro-diffuse Inference (ANFIS) that, based on product information; processes available in the industrial model; and information provided by engineers, identifies possible risks that may arise during the manufacturing process, and quantifies them in terms of severity, occurrence, and detection.
The project defined and developed a collaborative system, integrated it into the digital model, where the design, production, and manufacturing teams can exchange the necessary information to resolve errors produced by the design documentation in the production phase. The reports of the different engineering teams are integrated in a 3D environment and records changes made in all the affected elements in the virtual model, to resolve them.
The Hefesto project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the “Intelligent Growth Operational Program 2014-2020” and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).
About The CT Engineering Group
The CT Engineering Group provides engineering services to the aeronautical, naval, automotive, railway, energy, industrial plant, architecture, and construction sectors. They cover the entire product lifecycle, from product design engineering, manufacturing engineering to after-sales support engineering. The CT Engineering Group has more than 1,500 employees, and offices in Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom, India and Brazil. CT participates in the Cre100do program to support business growth and globalization.