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Industry 4.0: Design simulation for a workable outcome in reality

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Individualized mass production is one of the promises of industry 4.0. However, it could be a staggering road to actually get a customer’s desired design to work in practice. The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt has developed the perfect bridge to effectively overcome this obstacle with simulation software that quickly tests the feasibility of individual design. The research team will be demonstrating a prototype of the solution on the Hannover Messe 2017 and the many new possibilities for customers and manufacturers it offers. Christian Altenhofen researcher from the department “Interactive Engineering Technologies” at Fraunhofer IGD says the following about the potential of the technology: “Additive manufacturing is a powerful example of how our technology can be applied. In principle, however, our approach is applicable to many different manufacturing processes and different materials.” Source: PHYS.ORG

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