Development of Simulation Environment for Transfer and Press System
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Gestamp HardTech AB, owned by Gestamp Automoción, develops andmanufactures press hardened components for the automotive industry worldwide. The press hardening technique developed by Gestamp HardTech enablessteel components to be constructed with a high strength to weight ratio. In 2008they expanded their operations with a new production line consisting of atransfer press station. When designing tools for this line the tooling divisionuses a a simulation model of the press station in I-DEAS containing the transfersystem to evaluate and the tools and make offline programming of the transferand press system. This software is being phased out by Siemens PLM softwareand therefore Gestamp HardTech wants to investigate the use of a new softwarefor the simulation model.Three software are examined and their suitability for the task is evaluated: Press Line Simulation Die Validation UGS NX6Alongside this a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is developed that aims atsimplify the simulation process and make it more effective. The thesis workresulted in a recommendation of a software to use, as well as a simulationenvironment with the main improvements of: Automated optimization of transfer recipe. Ability to simulate press and CNC motion. A GUI that can be used with several simulation software.My recommendation is that Gestamp HardTech uses UGS NX6 as the softwarefor the simulation model. The benefits of the other softwares did not justify theincreased investments. I also recommend Gestamp HardTech to investigate theuse of a simulation software that can be used to simulate all production linesinstead of just the transfer and press system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 102 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42741Local ID: 0b7164c7-ca9b-4100-9bc7-53bbc46c491aOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-42741DiVA: diva2:1015967
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Mechanical Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20150420 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved