Virtuelle Produktentwicklung A
From the winter semester 2016/17 until 2018/19 Mr. Kugler supervised the lecture “Virtual Product Development A” in the master's program. This lecture deals with the basics of the modern product data technology as well as with several important CAx process chains.
Tutorial CAD Freeform
Since 2018 Mr. Kugler has supported the tutorial “CAD Freeform” offered to students of the Master Mechanical and Process Engineering. The tutorial includes an introduction to Siemens NX and especially advanced methods of Shape Design. Furthermore, basics of the creation of graphs and surfaces, surface treatment, analysis of graphs and surfaces as well as the link of sheet bodies and solid bodies are part of the tutorial.
Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt
Until August 2018, Mr. Kugler worked on the MiT4.0 – Competence Center Darmstadt for Small and Medium Enterprises. MiT4.0 with its learning factories at the TU Darmstadt provides small and medium sized enterprises a central platform for knowledge transfer and training modules. During the workshops, company representatives are directly informed about the potentials and challenges for the digitalization of their business processes. In addition, there are eight implementation projects offered for selected individual companies and numerous Industrie 4.0 research projects.
Under the umbrella of the MiT4.0, small and medium sized enterprises are offered following support:
• Initial information about digital transformation, e.g. by demonstrators or by showing existing solutions
• Training courses in the fields of action: “Efficient value-added process”, “Work & Labor 4.0”, “New business models”, “Energy management”, and “IT security”.
• IHK certificate course “Train the Trainer 4.0” for business consultants, trainers in commerce chambers and associations
• E-learning programs, workgroups, and conferences
Through diverse events and further training formats more than 3.000 people from company representatives, consultants, as well as labor union members should be reached during the project term.
Space Factory 4.0 – Grundlagenentwicklung zur robotischen Montage von hochmodularen Satelliten auf einer In-Orbit-Plattform basierend auf Industrie 4.0-Prozesse.
Space Factory 4.0 is a joint project dealing with the basic development for the robotic assembly of highly modular satellites on an in-orbit platform based on „Industrie 4.0” processes. It is funded by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Technische Universität Darmstadt, the Technische Universität München and the Zentrum für Telematik (ZfT) in Würzburg are involved in Space Factory 4.0. Furthermore, three companies from the aerospace industry, OHB System, Von Hoerner & Sulger (VH&S) and Telespazio VEGA Germany are taking part as subcontractors in this project. In scope of Space Factory 4.0, Herr Stefan Kugler deals with innovative processes based on the latest findings from the introduction of Industrie 4.0 in Germany for the assembly of highly modular satellites. The approach of the Digital Twin plays a central role and is extensively explored within this project.
ArePron – agile resource efficient production network
Since August 2018, Mr. Kugler has worked on the transfer project “ArePron – agile resource efficient production network” on the part of the Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK). The project is approved by the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development (HMWEVL) and financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Hessian Ministry. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Integrated Design, the Department of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy and the Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools. The aim until the end of the project in December 2020 is the increase of the resource efficiency with the help of an intelligent, cross-location linking of production systems. Technologies of digitalization improve the resource efficiency and, therefore, reduce costs while they reduce the ecological footprint of the company. With the help of collected, analysed and conserved data, the resource efficiency of a manufactured part can be determined and optimized. On the part of the Department of Computer Integrated Design, the information and communication infrastructure is developed and implemented, which enables the collection and usage of data. In the end of the project, workshops and guidelines help to transfer information into the companies.