RECONFIGURABILITY AND MODULARIZATION FOR INTEGRATED MACHINE TOOLS BASED ON FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Schmid, A.; Katzwinkel, T.; Schmidt, W.; Siebrecht, J.; Löwer, M.; Feldhusen, J.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
The development of machine tools integrating multiple production technologies is challenging. To minimize the effort for implementation, a systematic conceptual design for hybrid machine tools is initiated already in early phases of product development. Reference product architectures are addressed. The main emphasis is on technology and system integration. A technological similarity assessment forms the basis to assure potential for synergies. The reference architecture introduced is validated by a Multi-Technology-Platform combining a milling spindle and two laser processing units.