PlasticsOnline: Intelligent Networked Knowledge Platform
Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology the Carl Hanser Verlag, the Faculty of Plastics Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH are currently working on an intelligent networked online knowledge platform for plastics technology. A first prototype is planned for the fall of 2012.
The aim of the project is to make comprehensive knowledge efficiently available to the plastics industry.
Thanks to its indexing of finely structured contents, the platform offers new search possibilities for graphic information, formulae and tables. Intelligent networking makes identification of the required information very simple and allows an effective and selective search.
Apart from basic plastics technology knowledge, the project is initially focused specifically on contents relating to the “injection molding of thermoplastics in medical technology”. This “living” platform should then grow and expand the range of information available. The system will cover all available media and be available partly free of charge and partly through a subscription.
Associated partners of the project are: Professor Thomas Seul from the Laboratory for Applied Plastics Technology (AKT, FH Schmalkalden), Professor Tim A. Osswald from the Polymer Engineering Center (University of Madison, USA), BASF SE and Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH.
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