International summer school MATERIALS 4.0

Materials Data Space – Roadmap to Industry 4.0- ready Materials

Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Wehrspohn (Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS)

Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 18:00 – 19:30
Görgesbau (Helmholtzstr. 9), room 229

Abstract: New materials are the key drivers in the development of innovative products in the manufacturing sector. It is estimated that today up to 70 percent of all new products are based on new materials. For industry 4.0, which is the close interlinking of production with the modern information and communication technology, the importance of materials will still rise. Materials should enable future tailor-made products according to individual customer requirements: on demand, adaptive, multi- functional, by design as well as being produced inexpensively, with high quality and with short innovation cycles.

To create the digital fundament for materials, the Fraunhofer Group Materials has developed the concept of the Material Data Space®. The Material Data Space® should provide digitally all the relevant information on processes, materials and components in a powerful and perspective company-wide platform, and will allow developers and engineers, to understand the materials used in the respective development steps as variable systems with adjustable properties and use. At the end of the development, a production process could exist where work pieces and products autonomously move through the production lines, i.e., they interact directly with the manufacturing and processing machinery and control their own process.

In the lecture, a short introduction to industry 4.0 is given, a proposal for a scientific road map to industry 4.0-ready materials is discussed and the opportunities for material-intensive businesses will be presented.

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