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FP7 FFD

FFD

Project ID: 285026
Finanziato nell'ambito di

Future Fashion Design\nReal-time, Accurate Fabric to Garment Virtual Prototyping in \nCollaborative Environments

Dal 2011-10-01 al 2014-09-30, progetto concluso | FFD Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 3 507 317

Contributo UE:

EUR 2 549 000

Coordinato in:

Germany

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoFSee other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

To develop an innovative virtual prototyping solution that represents the whole development process for the textile and clothing companies, therefore reducing the necessary samples for production

To stay successfully in business, textile and clothing companies nowadays need to be able to issue new fashion collections in a short time. However, the product development represents a bottleneck, since several physical samples have to be developed to judge the design. This is costly and time consuming. 
Virtual prototyping (VP) can significantly reduce the number of physical samples which are necessary in the development process. However, its diffusion and efficient use in the industry is still low due to the inherent complexity of garment simulation. In addition, the whole chain cannot be completely represented virtually today, making it necessary to acquire data from physical samples.

As seen in the diagram, VP can only show its full potential if it represents the full development process chain. Thus, the main goal of the project is to develop a new business and production workflow to represent the whole development process virtually leading to an innovative VP solution for the textile and clothing companies. The FFD business model will offer drastic improvements in product development efficiency (reduced number of physical samples from 20% to 100%, time-to-market reduced by several weeks, intensified collaboration between fabric and garment producers), services at low-cost (open, vendor independent and scalable platform), while opening new market opportunities to vendors of CAD and PDM/PLM systems.

Obiettivo

The FFD project (targeting the Objective FoF-ICT-20111.7.4, focusing on target 7.4b and partly addressing 7.4c) aims to remove the main factors inhibiting the wide adoption of Virtual Prototyping (VP) by the Textile and Clothing companies (TCI), by drastically improving the speed of obtaining realistic garment simulations (development of massively parallel simulation techniques based on multi-core computing), the accuracy (simulation from yarn - to fabric - to garment, virtual garment close to real sample) and the functional integration aspects (Collaborative Prototyping offered as a SaaS platform). The new business model will offer drastic improvements in product development efficiency (reduced number of physical samples from 20% to 100%, time-to-market reduced by 3 weeks, collaboration between fabric and garment producers), services at low-cost (open, vendor independent and scalable platform), while opening new market opportunities to vendors of CAD and PDM/PLM systems. A just-right Consortium of 6 organisations: A leading European Institute (Fraunhofer-IGD) as Coordinator (will develop the massively parallel simulation engine), Assyst (apparel CAD) and ScotCad (fabric CAD) already offering state-of-the-art 3D VP solutions will work on improving simulation accuracy (from yarn to garment), ATC an ICT company with expertise in web integration based on the SOA model will develop a Collaborative Design and Prototyping platform (CDP), and two end-users (Piacenza- manufacturer of fine woollen fabrics and Consitex, the garment manufacturing member of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group) will integrate the innovative VP platform in their joint product development processes and will demonstrate/ evaluate its efficiency and impact. Various exploitation schemes will be adopted (new packaged VP fabric and garment solutions, integrated fabric-garment design and VP offer, joint exploitation of the Software as a Service CDP platform. The project duration is 36 months.

Contatto coordinatore

Jörn Kohlhammer, (Professor)
Tel.: +49 6151 155 646
Fax: +49 6151 155 139
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Coordinatore

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 864 929


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

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Partecipanti

CONSITEX SA
Switzerland

Contributo UE: EUR 151 742


VIA LIGORNETTO
6855 STABIO
Switzerland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Davide Bossi
Tel.: +41916414107

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ASSYST GMBH
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 530 730


MAX PLANCK STRASSE 3
85609 ASCHHEIM DORNACH
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Arnulph Fuhrmann
Tel.: +49 8990505 306

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ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA
Greece

Contributo UE: EUR 430 462


RIZAREIOU 10
15233 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Marylene Garnier
Tel.: +302106874300
Fax: +302106855564

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FRATELLI PIACENZA S.P.A.
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 361 213


REGIONE CISI
13814 POLLONE
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Eugenio Alessandro Canepa
Tel.: +393386426165

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SCOTCAD TEXTILES LIMITED
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 209 924


BOWLAND ROAD BRAESIDE
TD1 3ND CLOVENFORDS
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Dave Kemp
Tel.: +44 1896 850473
Fax: +44 1896 850473

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