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Smart Silicon Vacuum Bag
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Smart Silicon Vacuum Bag

The First-Time-Right project is almost coming to an end and all the components of the final demonstrator are being integrated. One of these components is the Smart Silicone Vacuum Bag. The silicone vacuum bag is a product produced by CT Platon in Werkendam in The Netherlands. The bag can be used during at least 400...

Hydra1 business case presented at Inholland Composites
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Hydra1 business case presented at Inholland Composites

For their study Technical Business Economics a student group from Inholland Alkmaar did research into the businesss case for Hydra1. This involves a hydrofoil electric surfboard which is a result of the First-Time-Right Applied Research Program. During this business case study they calculated break-even sales for Hydra1, cost savings by Virtual Learning and cost savings...

SmartMould Control system ready for implementation
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SmartMould Control system ready for implementation

Over the last couple of weeks the build of the demonstrator is progressing rapidly. The Hydra1 SmartMould will be demonstrating the innovative research results of the First-Time-Right Applied Research program. The SmartMould contains features such as: Infusion front flow control controlled by machine vision Leakage detection located by contactless sensors from Twenco Curing state monitoring...

First Hydra1 boards are finishing production
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First Hydra1 boards are finishing production

The Hydra1 electric surfboard is currently being produced at Inholland Composites. The SmartMould that is used for this production is based on the results of the First-Time-Right RAAK-MKB research project. The boards that are either made of E-glass fibres, Bio fibres, Carbon fibres or a combination. The board is build up from two shells glued...

Defect detection automation with Fanuc Robot finally achieved
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Defect detection automation with Fanuc Robot finally achieved

The final stage of Ruben’s graduation research project is finally achieved. The defect detection of defects in the plies is implemented in the robot operation. Multiple open-loop and closed-loop controls are used in the total process of placing a ply in the mould. The output of the placement (orientation) is compared to the desired output...

SmartRobot
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SmartRobot

This research project is executed by Ruben van den Brink and will focus on implementing a smart robot in the vacuum infusion process. This implies further developing of the research that is done in fibre placement and visual inspection. The first research in automation of the vacuum infusion process was done during the RAAK-MKB program...