Industry 4.0 in Timber Construction

Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) – Innovation und Energiewende; Europäische Union – Europäische Fonds für regionale Entwicklung; Ministerium für ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz; L-Bank

The aim of the research project is to transfer the potentials of industry 4.0 to robotic prefabrication in wood construction and to develop new production processes that will trigger a paradigm shift. Adaptive and material-efficient design systems are to be developed through the integration and interaction of computer-based design methods, structural optimization, digital manufacturing, robotic assembly and quality control. The focus is not only on additive manufacturing steps, but all aspects of cyberphysical production: subtractive manufacturing of individual parts, additive assembly of components to prefabricated assemblies by digitized identification, handling, placement and joining of components, intelligent logistics, feedback and quality assurance. The focus here is not on full automation, but on a “floating degree of automation” that enables the combination of the strengths of craftsmanship and robotics.

Team

ICD – Institute for Computational Design
Prof. Achim Menges, Hans-Jakob Wagner

ITKE – Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design
Prof. Dr.Ing. Jan Knippers, Simon Bechert

Associated Project Partners

Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH, Reinhold Müller
Schlosser Holzbau GmbH, Josef Schlosser
WeberHaus GmbH & Co., Hans Weber
Kampa GmbH, Josef Haas
Cheret Bozic Architekten, Prof. Peter Cheret
Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers
Homag Group, Ulrich Doll
Kuka Roboter GmbH, Frank Zimmermann

Funding

Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) – Innovation und Energiewende; Europäische Union – Europäische Fonds für regionale Entwicklung; Ministerium für ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz; L-Bank

Funding Period

01.07.2017 – 31.12.2019

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M.Sc.

Simon Bechert

Research Associate

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