Digital twin Schaeffler wants to digitalise toolmaking

Editor: Dorothee Quitter

As part of its Roadmap 2025, Schaeffler wants to drive the transformation of its more than 70 production plants towards semi-autonomous, digital and sustainable factories. A dynamically integrated manufacturing system is now being developed together with DMG Mori.

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Schaeffler and DMG Mori are launching a joint software development project to develop the new type of manufacturing system.
Schaeffler and DMG Mori are launching a joint software development project to develop the new type of manufacturing system.
(Source: DMG Mori)

Germany – According to Schaeffler, the dynamic system will automate the previously individual process steps of design, planning and programming. The basis for this is a work plan generation based on artificial intelligence, automatically generated work preparation and reconfigurable workflows.

With the development and use of this digital twin in toolmaking, Schaeffler expects a significant increase in agility, efficiency and reaction speed within the global production network. In addition, the integrated solution is also expected to reduce the time taken to prepare quotations by up to 80 per cent.

The joint development by Schaeffler and DMG Mori is supported by the software developer up2parts and ISTOS, an application developer for manufacturing industry.

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