DKM platform – The crucial piece of the WeldGalaxy Jigsaw
Dec 11, 2018
The WeldGalaxy platform is based on a Dynamic Knowledge Management (DKM) structureꟷ a web-based application that manages the WeldGalaxy database (WGDB).
DKM – Making sense out of data
DKM is a virtual business hive providing an interactive operation and market space. An easy to use web-based system, DKM provides an intuitive and novel way of viewing data ꟷ an openness towards all kinds of digital knowledge representation including pictures, videos, regulation updates, interoperability services, maps and even small applications (plug-in) which introduce dynamic inputs.
One of the implications in digitilizing and creating an open platform for manufacturers and end-user in the welding industries is the need to be able to convert historical data, various specifications and local knowledge to practical operational actions that provide the capability to conduct open simulations, analytics, and yield qualitative results. DKM’s multi-dimensional approach to knowledge build-up is a unique state of the art solution, which covers the welding operational aspects of manufacturers and end-users needs to comply with this. Within WeldGalaxy, the DKM platform with collaborative digital design/testing/development will enable:
• Manufacturers/end-users to digitally test the capabilities of equipments on offer, check for equipment requirements, compatibility and compliance with standards and regulations, thereby facilitating ‘Plug and Produce’
• Services such as rapidly design/redesign (digitally) new innovative equipment meeting customers’ evolving needs, testing, inspection, training, etc.
The Dynamic Knowledge Management (DKM) platform is a TRL 9 commercial product of EKON ( www.ekonm.com).
weldgalaxy @ TWI Annual Digital Manufacturing Conference
Nov 09, 2018
The WeldGalaxy consortium is pleased to announce its partcipation in the upcoming Annual Digital Manufacturing Conference hosted by TWI on 28th November at their Granta park site. Join us for our talk 'TWI - WeldGalaxy project review' and find out more about our B2B digital platform for welding.
The consortium will then meet for a 2-day knowledge exchange workshop that will focus on the recent developments and applications of the various welding processes and data standards in welding.
WeldGalaxy: A digital & dynamic knowledge platform for welding industries
OCt 16, 2018
WeldGalaxy, an international and collaborative initiative to create a digital B2B online platform that connects global buyers with the EU sellers of welding equipment and consumables, officially kicked-off on 4th October 2018. The consortium, led by TWI Ltd as the coordinator, comprises 11 members including SME’s and research organisations across Europe. This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Innovation action Lump Sum program.
Welding is a classical industrial domain with extensive involvement in manufacturing — making significant economic contribution to national economies. A dynamic knowledge management platform with an innovative evolving database integrated with smart function analytics and AI, can significantly benefit the manufacturing technology. “Our goal is to create a highly visible and transparent digital B2B online platform that connects end-users with equipment and consumables manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and technology and service providers”, says Geoff Melton, of TWI LTD, who is the coordinator of the project. As a key participant, TWI will provide its legacy data on welding for the WeldGalaxy database (WGDB) development, population and data modelling.
The WeldGalaxy platform will underpin progress in endeavours to enhance the visibility of EU’s welding products, prototypes and services to global users via digital marketing strategies, provide innovative web-based services to boost EU market share and competitiveness, and enable plug and produce digital manufacturing of the right equipment to specified customers/end-users requirements and regulatory compliance.
Developing and demonstrating a digital platform for welding domain
WeldGalaxy aims to bring together EU suppliers of welding equipment/consumables and global end-users of welding equipment by providing a secure, trustworthy and transparent platform for collaborations. Its Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) tool, will facilitate digital testing of the equipment and compliance to standards, guiding equipment selection — supporting digital plug and produce. The project will also facilitate support 3rd party projects through open-innovation competitions.
“Weldgalaxy brings together a number of digital technologies, such as dynamic knowledge management, block chain, knowledge based engineering and chatbots” says Geoff. “These need to be integrated and configured to provide a platform that meets the needs of the welding industry”.
WeldGalaxy partners include TWI (UK), FundingBox Accelerator (Poland), Lulea Tekniska Universitet (Sweden), Ekon Modeling Software Systems Ltd (Israel), Romsoft SRL (Romania), Flowphys AS (Norway), Technovative Solutions Ltd (UK), Arteevo Technologies Ltd (Israel), Aeonx AI (France), University of Leicester (UK), University Politechnca de Madrid (Spain).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Innovation action Lump Sum program, Grant agreement number 822106.
Successful project Kickoff
OCt 5, 2018
WeldGalaxy, an international initiative to build a Digital Dynamic Knowledge Platform for Welding in Manufacturing Industries, was offically kicked-off on 4th October 2018. The one-and-half day meeting was hosted by the project coordinator TWI in Cambridge and was attended by representatives across the consortium. The meeting featured presenttaions from partners followed by the release of the visual identity of the project, the project logo.