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1. - 05.04.2019 (All day)

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Visual Assistance Technologies
Joachim-Jungius-Straße 11
18059 Rostock
Phone +49 381 4024-109
  • mario [dot] aehnelt [at] igd-r [dot] fraunhofer [dot] de (send mail)

Plant@Hand3D: 3D visual control station for production

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Plant@Hand3D brings all key production information together – all participants can thus obtain an overview at all times. Decision-making is simplified.

The visual control center of Plant@Hand3D integrates various production planning and control information (ERP, MES, BDE, ECMS, etc.) in a 3D model of the real production environment, providing intuitive access to all key production data.

Intuitive multitouch interaction supports the use of these data. A large multitouch table serves as a central planning and control environment. From here, all data can be accessed, orders can be rescheduled, and service missions can be triggered. The connection of external displays (large monitors, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches) enables a wide range of collaboration possibilities. In this way, Plant@Hand3D offers innovative access to the production data with numerous expansion and deployment options.

RISTRA compresses minutes of simulation time to seconds

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A false-color model simulates weakpoints in a design.

Imagine waiting only 45 seconds instead of 60 minutes for your simulation result. We make this possible with our fast GPU structural mechanics solver RISTRA (Rapid Interactive Structural Analysis). Watch live how RISTRA simulates and evaluates the high-dimensional parameter space of a parameterized mechanical part. This will give you an idea of how RISTRA can accelerate your design and engineering process and serve as the basis for component optimization.

Last year, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD introduced a preliminary version of its structural mechanics solution RISTRA (Rapid Interactive Structural Analysis), which pushes the processing of the simulation onto the graphics card, thereby significantly compressing simulation time. In its 2019 update, licensed by software developer Meshparts, RISTRA produces results even more quickly. Visitors to the Fraunhofer joint stand at the Hannover Messe trade fair will have the chance to watch how RISTRA explores the high-dimensional parameter space of a configured component, then simulates and evaluates that component in real time. Find out how the software tool accelerates design and engineering processes, and can serve as the basis for component optimization.

In the new 2019 version, developers were able to push all simulation computing onto the GPU. The operations for generating the set of linear equations--several million equations are no exception, depending on the complexity of the design--were specially optimized for computation by the graphics processor. By exploiting the massive parallel computing capabilities of affordable commercial graphics cards, the effects of given loading cases on the component’s structure are visualized in false color in near-real time. In a comparison test, RISTRA computed a model with more than 1.3 million finite elements more than 80 times faster that a commercial simulation software program.

Official press release