Cloudi Facturing Project

CloudiFacturing – Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing – was founded in October 2017 and is a European innovation action undertaken in conjunction with the “Factories of the Future (FoF) Initiative”.

The mission of CloudiFacturing is to optimize production processes and producibility using Cloud/HPC-based modeling and simulation, leveraging online factory data and advanced data analytics, thus contributing to the competitiveness and resource efficiency of manufacturing SMEs, ultimately fostering the vision of Factories 4.0 and the circular economy. To pursue this mission, computationally demanding production engineering and simulation, as well as data analytics tools, are to be provided as Cloud services to ease accessibility and make their use more affordable.

Together with C.M.S. S.p.A., RINA Consulting S.p.A. and ANSYS France, RBF is participating in the CloudiFacturing project with Exp. 12.- Update of CAE models on actual manufactured shapes.

This experiment aims to implement and asses a procedure to offer manufacturing industries a service to enhance the quality control, based on the digital twin concept. The end user provides both the CAE model (digital twin of the nominal design) and the surface representation of the individual measured part.

The digital twin is updated on HPC cloud and the performance prediction recomputed adopting a variation of the CAE model shaped as the actual manufactured part.