RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT

 

The deep vocation for innovation and knowledge guide the solutions proposed by     PM Tec Engineering; applied research our high-value differential factor.

- Industry 4.0 - 

"The central point of Industry 4.0 is the intelligent and efficient, vertical and horizontal connection of workers, robots, objects and ICT systems within the framework of a dynamic management of complex systems"

PM Tec  places  The advantages of Industry 4.0 at your fingertips with KERN by PM Tec

 
Research and development projects  

Get to know the latest research and development projects  in which PM Tec Engineering works

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Sensors, data acquisition, data analysis and management 

by PM Tec 

OPTIMIZACIÓN DE PROCESOS

 

  • Diseño y optimización del herramental (moldes de inyección, punzones, etc)

  • Enfriamiento de contorno

  • Selección de procesos de manufactura

  • Manufactura aditiva

OPTIMIZACIÓN DE PROCESOS

Control colaborativo, estrategia de control multivariable para aumentar eficiencia global del proceso

Entrust the in-depth study of your process to the PM Tec Engineering team of experts and discover the potential available to you in your plant  to be exploited
Co-financed projects  

PM Tec Servicios de Ingeniería SAS is a beneficiary of the  NATIONAL CALL FOR THE DELIVERY OF CO-FINANCING RESOURCES TO PROJECTS THAT HAVE THE PURPOSE OF THE ENROLLMENT OF MSMES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET (AMPM -17) of Innpulsa Colombia.

 

The title of the project is

"Enabling PM Tec  for the international commercialization of services related to Industry 4.0 "

and will last for one year, beginning in January 2018.

 

The main objective of the project is to increase the volume of exports of PM Tec, by strengthening its capacity to provide engineering consulting services, focused on Industry 4.0.

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Get to know our scientific publications

Scientific articles
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A Fluid-Dynamic Numerical Model for the Selective Laser Melting of High-Thickness Metallic Layers

Cordovilla Baró, Francisco;  Garzón, Miguel;  Muñoz, Diego Alejandro;  Diaz, Javier;  García Beltrán, Angel  and  Ocaña Moreno, Jose Luis  (2017).  A Fluid-Dynamic Numerical Model for the Selective Laser Melting of High-Thickness Metallic Layers. In: "LiM 2017 International conference on Lasers in Manufacturing", 26 / 29.06.2017, Munich - Germany. pp. 1-10. ​

The productivity in the selective laser melting (SLM) process is directly related to the thickness of the powder bed that is applied repeatedly, in each increment, in the growth of the consolidated material in the additive manufacturing process. Although most of the relevant phenomena (limited diffusivity associated with particle contact, phase changes, surface tension gradients associated with Marangoni convection, or even back pressure) are considered in models with small bed thicknesses (approximately 20 μm and  40 μm), in the case of large thicknesses (between 100 μm and 200 μm) these factors strongly influence the size and shape of the melt pool, which leads to a non-trivial geometry of the consolidated material.

 

The present work proposes the use of the arbitrary Lagrangean-Eulerian method (ALE method) to solve the thermal and Navier-Stokes equations in the framework of a free-motion discretization to simultaneously predict the evolution of space-time temperature and dynamics. associated melting bath. It allows to use a continuous domain to represent the powder bed, which, instead of a particle model approach, is advantageously compatible with realistic process parameters, where the laser covers long trajectories. The model was validated with experimental data using Inconel as work material, showing a good degree of fit.

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Topology optimization applied to the design of cooling channels for plastic injection

DA Muñoz,  JP Arango,  C González,  E Port  and  M Garzón

Published under license by IOP Publishing Ltd
Journal of Physics: Conference Series,  Volume 1002,  conference 1

In this document, topology optimization is applied to design cooling channels in a structural steel mold. The problem was implemented in  COMSOL  Multiphysics, where two solid physics, heat transfer and mechanics, came together. The optimization goal is to maximize conduction heat flux into the mold and minimize warping when plastic is injected. To find an optimal geometry for this objective, a method based on density was implemented in the non-linear program (NLP), with which feasible results were found.

Books published by PM Tec members
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Polymer Science for Engineers

Osswald, TA, Menges, G., Flórez, J., Flórez, L.

 

ISBN: 978-958-98663-3-7

Editorial Guaduales Limitada

Category: Technology (Applied Sciences)

Year of issue: 2010

Spanish Language

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Analysis of Discharge Forces on Sinking EDM with High Aspect Ratio Electrodes

Garzón, Miguel L.

 

ISBN: 978-3-86359-141-0

Publisher: Apprimus Verlag, Aachen, Germany

Category: Manufacturing Process Technology (Applied Sciences)

Year of Edition: 2013

English language

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Influence of the Foam Morphology on the Mechanical Properties of Structural Polymer Foams

Florez Sastre, Laura

 

ISBN: 978-3-86130-980-7

Publisher: Verlag Mainz, Germany

Category: Polymer Processing Technology  (Applied Science)

Year of Edition: 2010

English language

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Robust Design of Constrained Dynamical Systems

Muñoz Durango, Diego Alejandro

ISBN: 978-3-8440-3709-8

 

Publisher: Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany

Category: Process Technology (Applied Sciences)

Year of Edition: 2015

English language

 

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