The Department of Computer Integrated Design
The Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) is part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The integration of information technology as integral part of modern mechanical engineering and the linkage of research and education to industrial needs are our fundamental targets. Moreover the DiK is positioned as the competence center of information technology affairs within the faculty.
Besides our lecture concerning information technology and programming languages in the first semester, we are introducing students in the second semester to 3D-CAD based methods of geometric modeling. This approach initiated the move from a drawing board based course to an education based on parametric geometry modelling using 3D-CAD systems (also known as “Darmstädter Weg”).
Core competence: Product Data Technology
The principles and methods of processing product data even today are quite challenging. To understand product data, product data flows and product data processing, a holistic approach named Product Data Technology (PDT) has been chosen for education and research. Therefore Product Data Technology is offered as a series of courses for graduates consisting of PDT A, B and C. PDT A covers CAD systems technology and CAX-process chains. PDT B is a course about product data management and PDT C passes on methods and tools for product and process specification and modelling.
Research perspective: Informations-Integration
Over more than ten years, the research strategy of the DiK consists of three main research fields: “Infomation Modeling”, “Virtual Product Creation” and “Collaborative Engineering”. Although these research fields are handled quite flexibly, they support the creation of competencies which allows keeping track with the enormous speed in innovation in the information and communication technology.
DiK Participation in the Hannover Fair 2013
The compound research project COMMANDD (Computer-aided development and production of dental products) will be taking part in the exhibition stand of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)in the Hannover Fair 2013. The guiding theme this year is “integrated industry”. Thus the motto of the BMBF-stand is “factory of tomorrow”. COMMANDD wil present its chain process demonstrator, with the vision of a virtual integration of all dental systems incorporated in the development process. Visit us at our stand. The Hannover Fair 2013 will take place on the 8th of April to the 12th of April 2013. Information can be found in the following Flyer.
Registration for the Tutorial „Advanced CAx with Catia V6“ in SS 2013
The tutorial “Advanced CAx with Catia V6” will take place on the 29th of July to the 2nd of August in the SS 2013.
The online-registration form will be activated the 15th of April (7:00 A.M.) until the 19th of Apri 2013 (10:00 P.M.). Access to the online-form is over the homepage of the tutorial. Further information can also be found there or on the homepage of DiK.