[ 481WVERIMTK22 ] KV Instrumented molding tools for digitized plastic component production

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M - Master's programme (*)Kunststofftechnik Gerald Berger-Weber 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechatronics 2021W
Objectives Cyber-physical molding tools will play an important role in the digitalized and at the same time flexible and cost-efficient production of plastic components. This lecture will provide the essential basics for this and deepen them by means of selected case studies.
Subject The following contents will be taught:

  • Brief introduction to the most important processes for manufacturing semi-finished and finished parts from plastics (injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, blow molding) and structure of the manufacturing cells.
  • Basic design and operation of molding tools
  • Definition of cyber-physical systems (CPS, CPPS)
  • Unique identifiability of the forming tool
  • Sensors to detect the environmental conditions (ambient temperature, humidity ...)
  • Sensors to detect the internal operating condition (structure-borne sound, ultrasound, cavity pressure, thermocouples, infrared, ...)
  • Typical setting and process data and their data structure
  • Common measurement data acquisition systems
  • Interfaces and communication standards in the manufacturing cell (EUROMAP 67, OPC 40079)
  • Model predictive process and quality controllers in plastics processing
  • Typical defect types and frequencies during component manufacture
  • Important requirements for and interfaces to Data Science
  • Selected case studies
Criteria for evaluation Examination consisting of a written and an oral part.
Methods Use of the learning management system moodle.
Use of Flipped Classroom as a teaching method.
Parts of the lecture content are made available in advance for self-study and provided with a formative knowledge check with the help of moodle. During the face-to-face lessons, the course content is actively deepened and discussed.
Language English and French
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority