Exploring Challenges for Innovation-Driven Virtual Enterprises
The procedure described here represents the basis for the development of pro le-like structures by the Collaborative Research Center 666 "Integral sheet metal design with higher order bifurcations". The goal is to create an algorithm-based approach for developing optimal pro le structures manufactured by the new linear flow splitting technology. The fundamental assumption is that the problem is de ned verbally from a customer's point of view and this typically unfocused, incompletely formulated task is eshed out step by step until the optimal pro le can be determined using mathematical optimizing procedures and new CAD modelling technology. The transformation of the customer's requirements into product properties which can be used by the mathematical optimization is an important goal of this research project. The basis for this procedure lies in the systematic separation of the internal and external properties of the pro les being developed.