In situ quality evaluation of grinding processes using MST-based sensor fusion

The production of precise mechanical components in many cases requires further precision machining in the form of grinding. Numerous determining and interrelated factors affect the quality of the grinding process. If one parameter is not met, this can quickly lower the quality of, or even damage, the workpiece. The integration of sensors in the grinding process will make possible close process monitoring and quality control.

In order to achieve this, the project uses various sensors developed for microsystems engineering (optical sensors and turbulent flow sensors). The captured data will be fused with further process data, such as the drive performance of the machine and temperature, and analyzed in the cloud in order to achieve real-time control and optimization of the finishing process.

Project partners

HFU Research Institutes involved:

Institute of Precision Machining (KSF)
Institute for Microsystems Technology (iMST)
Institute for Cloud Computing and IT Security (IfCCITS)

Associated partners

Willi BÄRHAUSEN GmbH & Co KG, Lauterbach
Föhrenbach GmbH, Löffingen-Unadingen
ibg Prüfcomputer GmbH, Ebermannstadt
ruff_consult, Offenburg
Jäger Engineering GmbH, Königsfeld


The project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

SensoGrind (I17173-1)
SensoGrind (I17173-2)
SensoGrind (I17173-3)
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