Impact of Cyber-physically enhanced manufacturing on the product requirement documentation in high-tech applications
Conventional machining of high-tech parts and components is often associated with complex processes, long lead times and small to medium batch sizes. Obviously, there is great interest to shorten process development periods and increase process reliability. The transformation of conventional machines into cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) promises significant improvements here. In fact, CPPS allows real-time data acquisition and processing, enabling to target integrated process improvement and quality assurance. In the present work, a methodical procedure for structured data aggregation is introduced for a Cyber-physical enhanced machining process while being explained from a high-tech application point of view. This includes data generation, extraction, transfer and storage, data-consolidation, linkage, visualization and interpretation. Finally, the paper illustrates these aspects in terms of the effects on the "digital product requirements" in order to achieve the presented "analytics-ready" data model using the example of a high-tech application.