Austrian Center for Digital Production (CDP)

Austrian Center for Digital Production (CDP)

“Long Night of Research” on May 20, 2022 – Research for practice is the central task of the CDP. With a “program to attack”, the CDP will give exciting insights into its own work in the field of digitization of production technology and discrete production, which will be everyday industrial use in the near future. […]

Next Friday, May 20, 2022, the largest event for science and research in the German-speaking world will take place. With free admission at over 250 locations throughout Austria, scientists from all disciplines give insights into their work and convey research up close.

“This year we are at the “Long Night of Research” for the first time and are looking forward to many interested visitors. With a program “to attack” we want to inform about current and exciting innovations in the field of digitization of manufacturing technology and discrete production, which will be a reality in industrial practice in the near future!“, is pleased DI Dr. Christoph Pollak, Managing the Austrian Center for Digital Production (CDP) / , in the “Seestadt Aspern” in Vienna.

The program will be shown in the CDP and in the “Pilot Factory Industry 4.0” of the Vienna University of Technology, which is located at the CDP location in the Seestadt Aspern and with which there is a close cooperation. The entire exhibition site is barrier-free accessible and has barrier-free toilets.

The CDP is one of the leading research and development platforms in the field of flexible manufacturing automation, M-2-M communication, digital production networks and for AI applications in the production environment. Research for practice is the central task of the CDP. The successful flagship for “Industry 4.0”, founded in 2017, supports production and manufacturing technology companies in the digital transfer and the development of innovative digital methods.

“How does additive manufacturing work from a 3D model to a finished part?

3D printing, known as “additive manufacturing” in industry, is a comprehensive term for all manufacturing processes in which material is applied layer by layer to create three-dimensional objects. “At this program point, our visitors will receive a brief introduction to additive manufacturing and the common additive manufacturing processes from the CDP experts and explain the functionality of a commercially available 3D printer. During the demonstration of the production process, from the 3D model to the finished part, our visitors can experience R&D for practice up close,” emphasizes DI Dr. Christoph Pollak, Managing the CDP.

CDP program item “How does an industrial robot work?“

“Our second program point gives an insight into production and robotics,” says DI Dr. Christoph Pollak, Managing the CDP. Classic industrial robots are far too fast and too strong for direct cooperation with humans. With direct contact “human – robot” there is a high risk of injury up to the risk of life and it must have appropriate protective devices for this.

Cobot is a compound word of collaboration – networked collaboration – and robots. A cobot is therefore a robot that works together with humans in a networked way and does not have to be separated from them by protective devices during the production process.

DI Dr. Christoph Pollak, Managing the CDP: “At this information point, our CDP experts will briefly explain how an industrial robot works and the difference between an industrial robot and a cobot. In practice, the programming of a Cobot and then the demo takes place.!

CDP Guest: Fraunhofer Research Austria
Research in production and logistics – why do we need exoskeletons and robots?

Last but not least, we are pleased to welcome Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH as a guest this year with our own program at our location,”says DI Dr. Christoph Pollak, Managing the CDP.

The contribution of the CDP special guest gives insights into the topics of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, logistics and production and robotics. With the experts from Fraunhofer Austria Research, visitors can experience how production or assembly activities are supported by innovative assistance systems. In addition, the Fraunhofer experts will present their research work on the question of how humans and robots can work together. An exoskeleton is used to demonstrate how assistance systems can be used to improve ergonomics for employees when performing everyday activities. Visitors can try out the exoskeleton for themselves at this station.

Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH was founded at the end of 2008 as the first European subsidiary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. In the business areas such as “Factory Planning and Production Management”, “Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, and “Advanced Industrial Management” in Vienna, and locations in Graz Watten and Klagenfurt, around 70 scientists are currently working on application-oriented solutions for the benefit of the economy and for the benefit of society.

“This year we are pleased to be able to give interested visitors an exciting insight into our work for the digitized future of industry,” concludes DI Dr. Christoph Pollak, Managing the CDP.

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