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The present invention describes a heat transfer device (100) for increasing cooling rate of an injection mould (200). The injection mould has a first half (220) and a second half (230) with cooling channels (210) configured around a mould cavity. Coolant is circulated through the cooling channels for cooling. According to the improvement of the present invention the heat transfer device is disposed inside the cooling channel at predefined portion. Further, the heat transfer device partially covers the portion of the cooling channel for increasing heat transfer rate from the portion of the cooling channel to the coolant circulating therein thereby increases cooling rate of the injection mould.


The present invention relates to a method for producing a trim element comprising at least a panel (4), comprising:- providing at least two layers (8) of ligneous material,- defining for each layer a joining line,- cutting each layer along the joining line,- assembling the two layers by applying the joining lines of the two layers against each other. The step of defining the joining line for each layer comprises the following steps:- acquiring an image of the surface of at least a joining area (20) of each layer- tracing the joining line on the acquired images, extending substantially along at least one natural wood grain pattern (18),- transmitting the traced joining lines to a cutting tool arranged to cut each layer.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FoF-08-2015 | Award Amount: 3.41M | Year: 2015

SIMUTOOL will develop a simulation platform for the manufacturing of composites through microwave MW heating. The simulation will include the electromagnetic field coupled with heat transfer mechanisms that take place during the production process. It will also include the process control loop which will enable the optimum design of the manufacturing process One of the major outputs of the simulation platform will be the successful design of a ceramic matrix composite tool with a MW absorbing layer in order to maximise the energy saving potential of the MW heating process. The project addresses the manufacturing issues of MW heating of composites which stem from the lack of understanding of the basic physics of the process (the most important item being how carbon fibers interact with the microwave field). The project will increase the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the MW heating of composites process to 6-7 -


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: GV-03-2016 | Award Amount: 11.69M | Year: 2016

Mild Hybrid cOst effective solution for a fast Market penetratiON. THOMSON (Mild Hybrid cOst effective solutions for a fast Market penetration) project aims to the development of cost effective solutions, based on 48V architectures, answering the need in reducing the environmental impact of the transportation sector through a clever combination of advanced engines technologies, electrification and wider use of alternative/renewable fuels. The project addresses very precise and consistent objectives to support a quick transition towards high efficient, cleaner and affordable electrified powertrains focusing on the 48V architectures, intended as key element to increase fuel economy and reduce environmental impact and to support a quick penetration on the market of the hybrid powertrains. Approaches developed in the THOMSON project will demonstrate how the right combination of advanced engine downsizing/turbocharging technologies, coupled with a 48V motor-generator system, can provide the most cost effective solution for a rapid electrification through conventional vehicles. The project will provide an exhaustive evaluation of this concept through the development of two different 48V architectures (one integrating the e-machine on the front engine belt drive, the other between the engine and the transmission) on two different engine families: on one side a mid-size 1.6 litre Diesel engine and, on the other one, a small downsized Spark Ignited CNG engine equipped with a Direct Injection system. This twin approach will allow to demonstrate how 48V architecture interacts with Diesel technologies (especially with regard to noxious pollutant reduction) and, on the other side, with Spark Ignited CNG ones, emphasizing the CO2 reduction already achieved through the use of a low carbon fuel such as CNG. Moreover, for both engine families, 48V architecture represent an important enabler to introduce electrically driven auxiliaries and sub-systems leading to a global better man


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FoF-01-2014 | Award Amount: 7.13M | Year: 2015

The goal of C2NET Project is the creation of cloud-enabled tools for supporting the supply network optimization of manufacturing and logistic assets based on collaborative demand, production and delivery plans. C2NET Project will provide a scalable real-time architecture, platform and software to allow the supply network partners: to master complexity and data security of the supply network, to store product, process and logistic data, to optimize the manufacturing assets by the collaborative computation of production plans, to optimize the logistics assets through efficient delivery plans and to render the complete set of supply chain management information on the any digital mobile device (PC, tablets, smartphones, ) of decision makers enabling them to monitor, visualize, control, share and collaborate. The Project results will be: i) the C2NET Data Collection Framework for IoT-based continuous data collection from supply network resources; ii) the C2NET Optimizer for the optimization of manufacturing and logistics assets of the supply network by the collaborative computation of production, replenishment and delivery plans; iii) the C2NET Collaboration Tools for providing support to the collaborative processes of the supply network, and iv) the C2NET Cloud Platform (C2NET CPL) to integrate the data module, the optimizers and the collaborative tools in the cloud. C2NET will be designed to comprehensively cover the entire supply chain considering all stages of manufacturing, distribution and sales to supply a product to market. Different actors in the supply network as plant managers, planners, carriers, shop floor workers, shop assistants or customers are potential users of the services that will be offered by C2NET. A distinguishing feature of these services is to have complete visibility and real-time status of the entire supply chain at all times looking for an optimal response to maximize both local and global benefit


Patent
Faurecia | Date: 2016-06-24

A tooling device for making a plastic film component. The tooling device includes a molding tool having a molding part, a receptacle, an opening and closing device, and at least one covering device having a covering surface and guide arrangement. The molding part and the receptacle are movable relative to each other between a closed and an open position. Relative movement between the molding part and the receptacle to the closed position is transmitted to the covering device to move it from an exposed position, in which the covering surface is spaced from an inner surface of the molding part, to a covered position, in which the covering surface covers a covered section of molding parts inner surface.


An element of connection between a trim element of a motor vehicle seat element and a cover part, wherein the connection element has a profiled shape having, in cross-section a first jaw and a second jaw intended to pinch together an edge of the trim element and an edge of the cover part, the connection element being one piece.


A method of manufacturing a cover element for a motor vehicle comprises placing, in a mold, a stack formed at least of a covering material made of textile, of leather, of skin, or of a synthetic material, and of a foam layer at the rear surface of the covering material, the foam layer integrating reinforcing elements.


Patent
Faurecia | Date: 2016-05-26

A map pocket for a motor vehicle cover element formed of a stack formed at least of a cover material made of textile, of leather, of skin, or of a synthetic material, and of a foam layer at the rear surface of the covering material, including: a piece defining the apparent surface of the pocket; elongated rigid elements at least partially surrounding said piece and sandwiching the cover element and said piece.


Patent
Faurecia | Date: 2016-06-29

An object holder assembly in a vehicle that includes a floor having an upper face intended to support at least one object and at least one trunk separator having a base able to be applied on the floor and a separating partition. The separator includes a fastening device having an active configuration in which the fastening device is able to fasten the base on the floor when the base is in contact with the upper face of the floor and a released configuration of the separator, and a control member for the fastening device, able to be actuated between a locking position, in which the control member activates the fastening device, and an unlocking position.

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