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Add factor

Overview

ADDFactor proposes the “Mini-factories” concept, which is conceived to be an innovative solution for most of the actors involved in the whole supply chain: the relationship between retailers and the manufacturing technologies will be considered and characterized by a new production framework concept, founded on central knowledge-based design and local distributed manufacturing.

IMS Activities: 

  • A new factory concept based on a innovative generation of diagnostic, design and manufacturing technologies will be disseminated covering worldwide markets and needs.
  • Within the IMS framework, the definition of collaborations with research groups in other regions working on sibling activities will be possible through the MTP initiative on consumer goods; finding so as to take complementary actions and common synergies.

Budget

€8,933,063 / € 5,499,959

 

Partners

SUPSI- CH

Synesis- EU

Materialise- EU

IBV- EU

CNR- EU

TNO-EU

PFI- EU

UCS- EU

RSscan- EU

AnyBody- EU

Michelotti- EU

Peacocks- EU

VIBRAM- EU

KELME- EU

GreyMer- EU

KMWE- EU

 

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so-pc-pro

Overview

The goal of SO-PC-Pro is to develop methods and tools for holistic design and management of workplaces in production companies, thereby aligning business goals and human needs. SO-PC-Pro supports people-centered workplaces in three key ways. 1. through developing new human-machine interactions allowing higher degrees of autonomy in workers. 2. through empowering workers to re-degin their own workplaces using design methods and collaborative tools. 3. through seamlessly integrating production and business processes to enable more adaptable workplaces through the whole enterprise.

 

Budget

€ 4,040,080 / € 2,947,725

 

Partners

Universitaet Linz

BIMBO- Mex

Axxis Consulting – Mex

ByElement- CH

JKU- AT

Metasonic- DE

ByElement- CH

MAS- UK

FBK- IT

Cesaro & Associati- IT

Fimap- IT

Centire- SK

TC Contact- SK

 

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manmade

Overview

To definine new socially sustainable workplaces where the human dimension is a key cornerstone. Man-Made promotes the goal of effective integration of anthropocentric factories within a social environment to implant context-aware factories. The MTP incorporates all age groups in different roles in order to optimize workers’ knowledge within the workplace.

 

Budget

€ 5,491,586 / € 3,668,817

 

Partners

SUPSI- CH

ITESM- Mex

Penn State- USA

PoliMi- EU

Synesis- EU

IBV- EU

Alstom- EU

Whirlpool- EU

TTS- EU

Framos- EU

ITESM- Mex

 

 

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Overview

This project aims to provide services that support the design and provision of flexible interoperable networks of production systems that can rapidly and accurately be re-configured.

 

Budget

FLEXI-NET: €6,000,000 / € 3,550,000

 

Project Leader

Loughborough University
Bob Young

 

EU Partner Organizations

Coventry University, Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Fraunhofer, Txt e-Solutions s.p.a., AINIA, Control 2K Limited, Indesit, KSB AG, Customdrinks S.L.U.,

 

Non-EU Partner Organizations

Univ. of St. Gallen (CH), HIGHFLEET inc (USA), UNAM (Mexico)

 

STSS

Goal: To develop new methods for prediction of performance and characterization of resistance in design applications for new high strength steels and to remove the cumbersome complexity of the calculation methods while providing efficient tools.

Overview: This research projects focuses on the behaviour of profiles made of standard and high strength steel. The aim is to develop and assess new design concepts to predict. accurately the response of such members up to collapse

Budget

€ 1’000’000

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I-PLM

Objective: A project operating under the IMS umbrella is the Implementation of Digital PDM and PLM Data Archiving and Retrieval (I-PLM Archiving) project.  The I-PLM Archiving project has the goal of accelerating the adoption and implementation of long term archiving and retrieval standards and recommendations arising from two key manufacturing initiatives, the LOTAR International program and the Automotive Industry Action Group’s PLM Archiving and Retrieval (PAR) project.  This will be done by 1) constructing harmonized conceptual process and object archiving and retrieval models, and 2) focusing on pilot implementations along two channels.  In the first channel the AIAG PAR recommendations and LOTAR International standards will be tested under carefully controlled conditions within the aerospace and automotive industry.  It is only through carefully monitored implementations that the true completeness and utility of the harmonized archiving recommendations and standards can be assessed.  The second channel will consist of pilot implementations within non-aerospace and automotive industry sectors (eg, shipbuilding and nuclear/utility).  These will be used to test the applicability of the recommendations and standards within alternative industries.

IMS Activity: Bring together separate activities underway in aerospace and automotive sectors for a unified digital archiving solutions.

Participants:

AIAG- USA

PDES, INC- USA

General Dynamics- USA

ENEA Research- EU

Habel Dokumentenmanagement- EU

EU Project TERRIFIC

IECOS- Mex

LOTAR International- Mex

 

I-PLM Quad Chart

 

Leadership for this project is being transitioned to General Dynamics.

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I-PLM Quad Chart 2013-09-25

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This is an “on-going project” that focuses on standards and/or competencies. By its nature, the project is always looking for new partners through its life cycle.

Goal: To prepare the next generation of automation workers with the 21st century skills needed by industry.

Overview: A “Competency Model” is a formal federal document in the USA that clearly defines what a person needs to know and be able to do to perform well in an occupation—the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Competency models are developed through research and industry validation; and, once completed, are promoted, maintained, and updated.

In 2009, the Automation Federation, in collaboration with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of theU.S. Department of Labor (DOL), completed the inaugural Automation Competency Model (the first produced by the DOL). Leaders of the Automation profession and ETA staff worked together to develop this comprehensive competency model for careers in automation with the intent of aiding and increasing the number of individuals pursuing careers in this vital profession in all industries and in all parts of the world.

Both the Automation Federation (AF) and the International Society of Automation (ISA) are interested in building an international network through which the newly-developed model can be disseminated, analysed, and improved where possible.  There is also interest in adapting the model to local circumstances and to keep the model current with changing technology and market demand.  In this latter respect, a formal process has been adopted whereby a detailed review of the model will be undertaken every two years, beginning in 2011.

The AF and ISA have already established a part of the sought after international network by partnering with the British – based Institution of Engineering and Technology which has expressed active interest in developing and promoting the model to its international membership of some 150,000 practitioners in 127 countries.

The diagram below is a schematic representation of the Automation Competency Model. More details of the model can be found on the Automation Federation website.

ACMN

 

Participants:

Automation Federation AIAG- USA

Hass Technical Education Centre Network- EU

PROMEXICO, Technologico de Monterrey- Mex

SUPSI-ICIMSI- EU

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