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PDEng in Robotics: Design of an advanced blank manufacturing process for stampforming of thermoplastic compositesPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2017-Jul-04
Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme Robotics is very interesting for you. The PDEng programme is a 2-year post MSc technological programme with a focus on technological design. This programme at the University of Twente contains an educational part that will be followed at the University, and a design project that will be carried within a consortium of companies led by TenCate Advanced Composites in the Netherlands. The educational programme will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. In collaboration with TenCate, high level, creative and new designs for complex issues will be aimed at.
PDEng Design Project - Design of an advanced blank manufacturing process for stampforming of thermoplastic composites
Stamp forming is a widely used production technique dedicated for thermoplastic based composites shell-like products. The basis for the process is a so-called blank cut from a laminate. One of the drawback of this well-accepted technique is however the large amount of process waste as well as the constant thickness of the blank. A logical evolution of this technique is therefore to build the blank form thin strokes of prepreg, making it possible to fully tailor the blank and therefore the final product. In order to keep to productivity as well as the reproducibility, a dedicated cut-pick and place process is necessary. The design of such a system necessitate the selection a sum of technologies able to cut the tape, move it at the right place in a controlled way, and finally consolidate the blank in such a way that it be processed in the stamp-forming step.
Validation and application
We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Industrial Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, with personal interests in the fields of materials and manufacturing, with a view to extend you capacities to control and robotics. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments. Besides, you must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions / creating designs for complex robot technological issues with a multidisciplinary character. Important professional skills are English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection.
Candidates with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
An interview will be part of the selection procedure.
Conditions of employment
We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years you follow a tailor made post-master design programme with a combination of education (~50%) and working on a design project (~50%). The salary will be € 1.828 gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.
On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).
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