Demonstrator 2: Injection Mold Industry

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.