The Department

The Department of Computer Integrated Design

The Department

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.

Advanced teachings

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: Virtual Product Development

The principles and methods of processing product data are still quite challenging. To understand product data, product data flows and product data processing, the holistic approach of Virtual Product Development has been chosen for education and research. Therefore Virtual Product Development is offered as a series of courses for graduates consisting of Virtual Product Development A, B and C, covering CAD systems technology, CAX-process chains, product data management as well as methods and tools for product and process specification and modelling.

Research perspective: Industrie 4.0

In research, the Department of Computer Integrated Design connects the four research fields “Information Modeling”, “Virtual Product Creation”, “Collaborative Engineering” and “Digital Factory”. By the evolution of information and communication technology, economy faces the 4th Industrial Revolution. The Federal Government of Germany has set up its High-Tech-Strategy 2020 in order to support the research initiative Industrie 4.0. Industrie 4.0 is characterized by four fundamental approaches: Deployment of cyber-physical systems, networking and communication based on modern internet technologies, components and manufacturing resources as information carriers and a holistic concept for safety and security. This enables the application of smart, connected products and manufacturing resources throughout the entire product lifecycle in smart environments. To ensure competitiveness of Germany as production site, the Plattform Industrie 4.0 has been founded. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl is the spokesman of the scientific advisory council. The Department of Computer Integrated Design supports the transfer of knowledge from science and research into industrial environment. The scientific expertise of the Department of Computer Integrated Design is continuously enhanced by numerous research projects and cooperation with industry. If you want to learn more about Industrie 4.0, you are invited to contact the Department of Computer Integrated Design as competent advisor.

News

  • 2019/03/29

    Girls’ Day at DiK

    At March 28th ten girls from 11 to 15 years joint us at the Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) for the Girls’ Day.

  • 2019/03/29

    Besuch einer brasilianischen Delegation

    DiK empfing Gäste aus der Deutsch-Brasilianische Industrie- und Handelskammer (AHK Brasil) und der brasilianischen Industrie

  • 2019/03/14

    Konzeptionierung einer Methode zur Konstruktionsüberprüfung und -anpassung additiv zu fertigender Bauteile auf Basis von STEP-Dateien.

    Additive Fertigungsverfahren bieten die Möglichkeit, Produkte und Bauteile zu fertigen, die bisher mit keinem anderen Verfahren oder nur unter hohem Kostenaufwand herzustellen sind. Nichtdestotrotz unterliegen diese Verfahren einigen verfahrens- und anlagenbedingten Restriktionen, welche die Güte, Kosten und den Erfolg eines Baujobs maßgeblich beeinflussen

    Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, auf Basis der standardisierten STEP-Datenstruktur eine Methode zur automatisierten Analyse und Geometrieanpassung von 3D-CAD Modellen hinsichtlich fertigungsgerechtem Design, unter Einbezug der Nachbearbeitungsschritte, zu entwickeln und diese prototypisch zu implementieren.

  • 2019/03/14

    Abschlussarbeiten im Bereich Ontology Matching und induktives Schlussfolgern

    Im Sonderforschungsbereich 805 sollen neue Methoden und Technolologie zur Beherrschung von Unsicherheiten erforscht und erprobt werden.

    In diesem Rahmen erstellt das DiK ein Informationsmodell für die Repräsentation und Visualisierung von Unsicherheiten auf Basis einer Ontologie. Ontologien sind eine der Basistechnologien für die Künstliche Intelligenz.

  • 2019/03/08

    Sino-German Industrie 4.0 Project – Interview

    Interview mit Prof. Anderl

    Die Forschungsthemen „Künstlicher Intelligenz“ und „Neue digitale Geschäftsmodelle“ sind aktuell viel diskutiert. Das Sino-German Industrie 4.0-Project führte mit Prof. Reiner Anderl von der Technischen Universität Darmstadt ein Interview zu wichtigen Fragen der Intelligenten Fertigung und der Rolle von Deutschland auf diesen zukunftsweisenden Gebieten durch.