Industrie 4.0 elements are also being introduced in the injection mold industry. Smart devices are being integrated into tools of injection molding, for example to give feedback on how a mold is (mis)used and to monitor condition of a mold (e.g. for corrosion) contributing to a predictive maintenance and determine how a mold could be improved. Moreover, sensors and actuators can be used to incorporate active mechanisms in the mold that actively change some of the geometry on-the-fly based on real-time measurements or costumer needs
This demonstrator will be used to evaluate wireless sensing and smart sensing building blocks, amongst others, by creating a concept mold with these kind of smart functions, giving to the molding tool a bigger role in terms of functionalities.