The main objective of this special action is to enhance technology transfer and development from existing ESPRIT projects and contractors to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Neue Bundeslaender of Germany. Under the coordination of the main contractor, some 77 associated contractors work together in 26 individual projects, with each typically involving two to four partners.
Sixteen CIME projects are involved, covering nearly the complete range of CIM. For example, there are some projects working on the adaptation of the IDEAL CIM Toolbox, and others developing a computer-aided offering for one-of-a-kind production with reference to process and product modelling in the shipbuilding industry, on the basis of CIMDATA (5416) and MUSYK (6391).
In addition to the above examples, other CIME work areas covered include:
- development of a control technology for high-speed cutting
- sensor-aided assembly of high-quality outerwear
- dynamic improvement of textile machine frames by finite element modelling
- development of methods for the upgrade of machines manufactured in East Germany.