Space Structures GmbH (SPS) is an independent engineering firm that specializes in the development, manufacturing and verification of advanced metal and fiber reinforced polymer structures focusing on space applications and in the field of structural mechanics and thermal engineering. Such design, analysis and testing of platforms and payloads must be documented and archived in a well traceable manner. The large amount of data from various sources, updated versions and different electronic formats that is generated along the product development must be compatible and accessible to enable error-free and time-efficient processes both internally and with external partners.
SPS addresses the following topics within Change2Twin:
- data storage, exchange and archiving (with JOTNE)
- software-agnostic description of complex geometries (with SINTEF)
- opportunities for digital twins to enhance product development processes (with Author-e, Cloudbroker and others)
SPS showcases a prosthesis adapter which will be used to study how digital twins enhanced by above technologies support product development, manufacturing and testing of mechanical parts and systems. For demonstration purpose a product development cycle will be carried out to have designs perform longer under higher stress using less material by using additive manufacturing.
Find more information about the Space Structures pilot experiment (as of May 2021) in the following presentation: