02 August 2011

Research fundings: "Factories of the Future"

Research grant funds: "Factories of the Future"
Deadline: 1st December 2011

MAIN AREAS OF INTERVENTION:
Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production
  • Adaptive production systems and measurement and control equipment for optimal energy consumption and near-to-zero emissions in manufacturing processes
  • Methodologies and tools for the sustainable, predictive maintenance of production equipment
  • Intelligent production machines and 'plug-and-produce' devices for the adaptive system integration of automation equipment, robots and other intelligent machines, peripheral devices, smart sensors and industrial IT systems
  • High – performance manufacturing technologies in terms of efficiency (volumes, speed, process capability etc), robustness and accuracy
  • High precision production technologies for high quality 3D micro-parts
  • Knowledge-based tools and approaches for process planning and integrated process simulation at factory level
  • Innovative technologies for casting, material removing and forming processes
ICT – Information and Communication Technologies
  • Smart Factories: Energy-aware, agile manufacturing and customisation
  • Manufacturing solutions for new ICT products