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Dynamic, Intelligent, and Integrated Technological Systems and Devices (DIP-TSN)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.10.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Manufacturing technologies and systems   

Code Science Field
T000  Technological sciences   

Code Science Field
2.03  Engineering and Technology  Mechanical engineering 
Production, Advanced manufacturing system and technologies, Intelligent manufacturing systems, machines, devices, Advances regulation and control, Modelling, Optimization, Simulation, Artificial intelligence, Metal forming, Layered technology, medical devices, Robots, Hydraulic drives, Manikins
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (26)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04011  PhD Jože Balič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2018  1,286 
2.  50636  PhD Lucijano Berus  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2017 - 2019  25 
3.  26248  PhD Tomaž Brajlih  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  204 
4.  12657  PhD Miran Brezočnik  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  516 
5.  28416  PhD Simon Brezovnik  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  98 
6.  08634  PhD Franc Čuš  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  1,193 
7.  11943  PhD Igor Drstvenšek  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  551 
8.  20231  PhD Mirko Ficko  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Head  2015 - 2019  346 
9.  04965  PhD Karl Gotlih  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  784 
10.  34490  PhD Tomaž Irgolič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  113 
11.  33337  Dragan Jović    Technical associate  2019 
12.  29571  PhD Simon Klančnik  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  221 
13.  38220  PhD Urška Kostevšek Šegula  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2015 - 2019  23 
14.  30487  Anton Kresnik    Technical associate  2016 - 2018 
15.  21379  PhD Tone Lerher  Mechanical design  Researcher  2018 - 2019  628 
16.  08483  PhD Darko Lovrec  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2015 - 2019  547 
17.  04169  PhD Ivan Pahole  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  592 
18.  34491  PhD Matej Paulič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2015  36 
19.  51004  PhD Tadej Peršak  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2018 - 2019  35 
20.  36531  Boštjan Razboršek    Technical associate  2019  31 
21.  36088  PhD Vito Tič  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2015 - 2019  268 
22.  24335  PhD Boštjan Vaupotič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Technical associate  2015  40 
23.  18692  PhD Daniela Zavec  Textile and leather  Researcher  2015 - 2019  238 
24.  06213  Janko Zierer  Mechanical design  Technical associate  2015 - 2018  46 
25.  17582  Danijel Zimšek    Technical associate  2015 - 2019  63 
26.  20232  PhD Uroš Župerl  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2015 - 2019  546 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0795  University ob Maribor, Faculty of mechanical engineering  Maribor  5089638010  24,086 
Within the proposed research program an original scientific research work will be performed and new solutions offered to the scientific community. It includes different disciplines of engineering and technical sciences, computer disciplines and partly also medicine sciences. Our research work will address the following basic areas: 1) Modelling and programming of intelligent machines devices, and systems (main field) 2) Intelligent modelling and control of mechatronic systems and machining processes 3) Development of intelligent forming technology 4) Development of additive technology in production engineering and medicine 5) Development of intelligent robotic manufacturing systems 6) Research in the field of fluid power technology 7) Development of advanced thermal manikins   Main research activities are: a) Development and the usage of artificial intelligence methodology for studying, building and control of the intelligent technology systems, machines and devices b) Development, introduction, and usage of cutting-edge technologies for manufacturing and functioning of the systems: additive manufacturing technologies (LENS and SLS), robot welding, surface welding, intelligent robot cells, advanced CNC-technologies, intelligent systems for control and regulation, complex automated manufacturing and assembly systems c) Development and production of a humanoid monitoring system controlling the cutting force by off-line optimization and digital adaptation of cutting parameters and maintaining constant surface roughness throughout milling. d) Development of CNC milling simulator (will be used to test the system stability and to tune the control) e) Develop of parametric numerical simulation for double flanging process f) Development of system for design of optimal solution for devices lay-out g) Developing of methodology and test machinability of porous materials h) Research of applied adequacy of used layered technology (quality, economics) i) Developing of medical use of additive manufacturing, especially for surgical praxis j) Development of energy-efficient drive systems based on the new, "eta-drive concept" for use on the machines and devices with built-in hydraulic drive. k) Development and application of high performance ionic liquids l) Development of new generation of thermal manikins m) Implementation of the developed technologies and methodology into the industrial environment
Significance for science
From the scientific point of view the proposed research program is very topical, since they will cover most up-to-date technologies and advanced research methods which will be additionally developed and researched for the needs of our research goals. Even the most established international research institutions and advanced companies pay much attention to those areas. A part of our research work has a strong interdisciplinary character and combines different scientific areas.   We estimate that the expected results would have a strong scientific impact. That is also evident from our preliminary research of proposed topics and research work carried out within our team. Our papers published in the top international scientific journals and numerous citation records prove that the contents of the proposed program are original, topical and at high international level.   Scientific achievement (in the field of mechatronic) is simulator for testing of control algorithms. It is very important from a scientific perspective, since it represents the most advanced technology for the development of autonomous manufacturing systems. The new contribution to cutting theory is the incorporation of modern information tools voice control and artificial self-learning systems into processes of prediction, modelling and optimization of cutting variables.   New knowledge about springback and control of it will contribute to the scientific development on this field Floor layout of machines: we expect the development of a system that will solve bigger problems as they have been considered so far. Research on machining of porous materials is still pioneering work, which promises new scientific knowledge.   Research achievements in these power fluids fit in the development activities carried out by the world famous institutes or researchers in this field of engineering. Domestic achievements of research work do not only follow "global trends" but are a scientific contribution to actual (current) problems. In the context of the development of ionic liquids suitable we belong to the world top.   The production times by SLS are still rather long compared to the injection moulding process. Usually when producing this parts quality assurance and dimensional accuracy are a problem. Gathered results, hypothesis, evaluated models and techniques will add new knowledge to the science in the relatively poorly researched field of additive technologies. Our research will significantly improve the understanding and consequently the use of additive manufacturing in industry.   The thermal manikins and/or its parts are developed as measuring tools for testing of the personal protection equipment, for determining of the parameters for optimal living environments. The importance for the development of science is high as wide research area is investigated and outlines for the development of functional products will be defined.
Significance for the country
The content of proposed research achievements represents the technological equivalent for partnership of Slovenia with research groups in foreign countries and international networking. It represents the "export" of domestic knowledge.   As our research contents and targets relate to concrete companies, we expect strengthening of technological level, higher competitiveness, shorten time to market, reduced production costs, and ecologically friendly production. In addition, the followings direct impacts are expected:   a) By advanced modeling, multi-objective optimization and simulations of various machining processes, layout optimization will allow optimal manufacture (as well as decrease of logistic production costs) depending on the production target (company EMO, Gorenje, Kaldera)   b) By development and optimization of LENS products with the high added value will be produced (company EMO Orodjarna)   c) Research of additive technologies will have an important impact to the economical development of Slovenia. The results have already been introduced into facilities of our industrial partners with R&D activities. The proposed research programme should even improve this transfer of R&D results.   The indirect purpose of the programme for the society is very large, since we look for new solutions and develop modern monitoring systems on which the machine tools with high added value will be based and which will bring a permanent competitive advantage and a guarantee to the buyer that he has received a technologically perfect product; in the same time a affable working environment will be assured to the manpower. We are entering socially responsible into the environment, where we are active and are developing and strengthening the transparently positive identity and international renown of the faculty. The position on the market will be assured by excellent in research and transfer of innovation to the companies. Indirect importance of the programme goal is: d) Integration of research results into undergraduate and postgraduate study programs and the familiarization of students about current research activities   e) Intensifying of international scientific cooperation (the program team collaborates with over fifty top international universities, companies, institutes and associations)   f) Production Engineering Institute, where our program team is active, has been publishing already for several years the international scientific journal Advances in Production Engineering & Management whose scope and topics coincides with the research topics of our program team   f) Development of optimal personal protection equipment
Most important scientific results Annual report 2015, interim report, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2015, interim report, final report
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