Cast metals with imbedded sensors is a new concept that answers some of the metal industry challenges; resource savings, increased added value and participation in the digital revolution. The project delivers entirely new, robust and cost-efficient sensor-systems integrated into castings, that enables control and monitoring of machines.
Aim and goal
The project develops sensor systems and measurement techniques to be integrated during the casting process. One of the innovative parts in the project is that the sensors are integrated during the casting process and there is no need for mounting sensors after the casting have been produced. The senor systems shall detect for instance different stress states, vibrations and temperature changes in the casting product.
Choice of optimum sensor materials and development of sensor technology that cost-efficiently, functionally and sustainably allows for integration into the cast metal without risking control over material properties.
From the competences in the project in casting, material science, sensor-systems and sensitive measurement techniques, we choose optimal sensor-materials. The imbedded sensors enable control and surveillance of machines and constructions in harsh environments.
Enabling control and surveillance of machines regarding mechanical and temperature changes, vibrations in cast metal constructions without mounting sensors after the cast metal parts been produced, will give an optimum control of critical cast metal parts.
Smart Cast Metal
Region Jönköping County
Coordination and R&D (casting methods and sensor systems)
2017-05-01 till 2019-04-30
RISE, Husqvarna AB, SKF Mekan AB