Located at the University of Udine Lab Village, is the first private laboratory set up in a university with the purpose of improving the relationship by sharing metals industry market and technical requirements.
The laboratory is a multi-disciplinary research center that operates in the field of process control, artificial intelligence, advanced automation, robotics and power electronics. It relies on the continuous presence of highly-specialized company R&D personnel to assist professors, researchers, doctoral candidates and students. Moreover, it introduces a new operating tool, the applications, meant to formulate an entire problem or a part of it, whose solution is beneficial to the metals manufacturing process.
Here below you can find an excerpt of possible applications:
> PROCESS CONTROL
- Computational metallurgy applications, both online and offline, with particular focus on microstructure prediction models.
- Optimization of consumption and environmental sustainability.
- Sensors for contactless in-line identification of intermediate/finished products.
- Sensors for in-line evaluation of size-related defects.
- Sensors and techniques for powder detection in moulds.
> ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
- Data-driven algorithms for in-line quality and sustainability assessment.
- Raw material automatic identification and classification.
- Prediction of unwanted process events, such as cobbles and breakouts.
- Applications of IIOT and big data technologies in support of data-driven models.
- Search algorithms for distributed and undistributed process data.
- Study and application of efficient compression algorithms.
> ADVANCED AUTOMATION
- Advanced plant management systems with Augmented Reality and Alert Detection techniques.
- Shape control systems in rolling mills for long products.
- Advanced control of hydraulic actuators.
- Spatial alignment algorithms for data coming from laser scanners.
- Cybersecurity enhancements in IT/OT fields.
- Human-robot workspace sharing.
- Application of obstacle-avoidance algorithms and trajectory replanning for robots operating in dynamic unstructured environments.
- Systems for automatic sampling for quality inspections.
- Drone applications.
> POWER ELECTRONICS
- Development of digital control techniques for modulators, for rotating and non-rotating loads.
- Management and balancing of power grids, with integration of renewable energy sources.
- Design and programming of control boards based on DSP, FPGA and SoC.
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