Integrated Measuring Cycles for CNC Machining Centers
Prodrive Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of world-class electronics. It comprises over 1300 employees and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. Our organization is mostly based on two groups: Development and Operations. The Development department is oriented at developing first-class electronic, mechanic and software solutions. The operations department is responsible for production, assembly, testing and life-cycle-management of electronic products and systems in the range of 1 to more than a million pieces per year.
In addition to coordinate measurement machines, CNC machined products are also measured automatically in the CNC machining centers to validate product features and react on deviations early in the process.
Because CNC programs are highly focused on short process times, the process of in-machine measuring is always a tradeoff between speed and amount of features measured. The goal of the project is to develop new measuring strategies to find the optimum between machining time and acquired measuring data to guarantee quality products in shortest machine time possible. This includes the process architecture of in-machine measuring, concept design and the actual programming of the measuring cycles. Finally, as a proof of concept, you will use your improved measuring cycles to improve or create CNC machining programs used to manufacture actual products. Your solution will be implemented in our manufacturing process. Therefor the highest quality is needed in your internship.
- Pre-study document (literature study) of possible solutions.
- Design of chosen solutions.
- Implementation of chosen solutions.
- Testing of chosen solutions.
Important note: all our graduation assignments are dependent on time. Please see them as an example of the many great things you can do at Prodrive Technologies. If you have the same passion for technology as we do, we always have an assignment for you!
Benefits as a student
Next to the benefits which are true for every Prodriver that are listed below, some special benefits must be highlighted for students. First of all you will be treated as a real Prodriver. Your opinion and ideas will be heard and treated as full. Next to this you will get the chance to work with colleagues with a very high level of knowledge in their field and get the chance to use our world class lab and production facilities for your graduation assignment.