August 9, 2013

Nemetschek Bulgaria is a part of the Project Consortium of a new project, started in September 2012. The Project name is CLAMPIT – “Intelligent welding clamp design software using computer-aided optimization for SMEs to achieve high precision assembly”. In the consortium joined companies also from Hungary, Spain, Slovakia, Turkey and UK.

Nemetschek as a consortium member has leading role in the process of the modeling and system design and in the CAD file processing as well.
The main object of the project is to develop a high-end decision supporting system that helps metalworking SMEs increasing efficiency of welding jobs by automatizing clamping design calculations.The CLAMPIT software will be able to give an optimum process sequence, optimal clamping points and forces and it will advise the users on the application of LSND (Low-Stress No Distortion) technology. CLAMPIT software will interpret the CAD model of the assembly to be welded and identifies the welds. According to the specific features of the assembly the software determines the points where the components can be clamped including the information about the size and orientation of the required forces. In the case the user has an universal welding table with adjustable clamps, the software will select suitable types and calculates its location on the clamping table’s x-y grid.The output of the software will be a plan for positioning clamps and LSND units in the 3D CAD environment.

CLAMPIT is co-funded by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) through the funding scheme “Research for the Benefit of SME-s” under Grant Agreement No.315208.

For more information and actual news regarding the project development you can visit the project web site: http://clampit.eu/