Article published in the March/April issue of ERJ
Modeling and simulation tools are nowadays available for most aspects of manufacturing processes. With these so-called digital manufacturing tools, engineers can connect tire manufacturing parameters and dynamic influences to the performance characteristics of tire production plants.
The virtual tire plant provides a concise reflection of the real-world system, including its performance metrics, and a basis for plant optimisation.
In Europe, several equipment suppliers in the tire industry apply digital manufacturing tools on a routine basis. Tire producers are now beginning…