The MaterialDigital platform wishes you a healthy new year. Stay healthy and look forward with us to a successful and exciting 2022!
Dear Platform MaterialDigital Community,
The year is coming to an end. Time to pause and look back. A lot has happened at the platform in the past year and we have made a lot of progress in all areas.
The community is growing and we welcomed our academic projects to the platform in spring. One by one, the projects have started their work...
The DGM has a digital advent calendar on its site again this year. We from MaterialDigital were allowed to open the advent calendar with a contribution. In the first door we show how Christmasy our ontology of the tensile test can be. Have we made you curious? Then take a look.
The Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM) is hosting an online workshop on "AI Methods for Fatigue Behavior Assessment and Component Life Prediction" on November 24th. Many of the presenters are members of the PMD or affiliated projects. Exciting presentations around Artificial intelligence, digitalization and materials modeling for better lifetime predictions await you. Please have a look at the website and register for the workshop.
Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence are current key topics in the development of modern materials technology and in the design of corresponding industrial processes.
By using the potentials from digitalization and especially artificial intelligence, new opportunities are opening up to meet future requirements with regard to material and...
The present initiative to digitize materials is of particular strategic importance for Germany as a business location, which can only be adequately addressed by pooling the efforts of all stakeholders. Due to the diversity of materials and the processes associated with their production and use, the complexity of the lifecycles of materials and the multitude of academic and industrial participants impose a huge challenge. There are many scattered activities, but there is a lack of bundling of the efforts of all stakeholders, which can eliminate redundancies and a lack of acceptance and advance a common basis in the digitalization of materials. Our goal in meeting this challenge is to contextualize material data in a way that is consistent with all stakeholders: All necessary information on the condition of the material, including production and application-related changes, must be made available via a uniform, machine-readable description. Another central task is to lay the foundation for the development and transfer of an efficient ontology for materials and the associated processes into the applications.
The innovation platform MaterialDigital was launched on 1 July 2019 to initiate appropriate measures. The platform serves primarily to structure the topic area but serves as well as an interaction and communication platform. In addition, it helps to identify concrete work tasks that can be developed in agile working groups and projects of different composition linked to the platform. The dimensions of a data room can be spanned by coupled scientific (specific materials: e.g. Cu, steel, fiber reinforced plastics, functional ceramics,...) and industry-led pilot projects (along value chains: e.g. raw material across supply chains and OEMs up to recycling).
The platform itself is not a service provider, but a networker and interface of the project and responsible for:
The networking of stakeholders via communication measures, webinars, events and joint governance.
Development of initial concepts for an infrastructure for the digitization of materials implemented by decentralized data servers, operated by local hosting at the partners.
IT-secure access certification that ensures data sovereignty.
Coordinate and drive the development of runtime environments.
Coordinate joint projects in academia and industry.