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IDEA-Foot: Innovative DEsign and mAnufacturing systems for small series production for European FOOTwear companies

Objective

The reference scenario for the IDEA-foot project is theEuropean SMEs working in the footwear industry and in particular in the market segment of classical and casual shoes. The global competition is asking for the reduction of Time to Market, increase of products diversification also with a small batch production while keeping a high fashion and quality content of the product. The actual design and production processes result to be not suitable for this small batch and variegated production. In particular the actual design and industrialization processes follow a serial model, in which the semifinished shoe model is necessary for the sequential development of the other shoe components to be assembled. Moreover the production process has an handicraft connotation: the operators program and feed manually the semiautomatic machineries for each batch of shoes. The aim of the project IDEA-foot are: • the introduction of a new method for the integrated design and production of the shoe, in which the key elements are the standardization of the shoe components and the transfer of the geometrical information from the design to the production process in a digital standard data format; • the development of a CAD software module to ease the design of components according to the standards; • the development of a CAM software which transfers the production parameters from the CAD models to the production machineries using a standard data format, which is another enabling technology just developed, and is able to integrate the machineries with the manipulation system; • the development of an automated production cell by enhancing the interfaces of existing machineries which are going to be modified in order to work in an integrated/synchronised way. An automatic manipulation system is going to be used for the handling of the semifinished shoes in order to automate while minimising the duration of these operations, which do not add any value to the product

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

BZ Moda SRL
Address
Via Bassa 7
30039 Stra
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 495 195,50
Administrative Contact
Gianni Ziliotto (Mr.)

Participants (8)

BRUSTIA - ALFAMECCANICA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 285 240,65
Address
Via Alfieri 42
27029 Vigevano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Vittoria Brustia (Ms.)
ROSI-ITA UNO SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 101 239,38
Address
Str. Calea Sagului Km. 8+700
300426 Timisoara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Flori Doba (Ms.)
RED 21 SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 993,38
Address
Avenida General Marva 32 Entlo
03004 Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josè R. Porta (Mr.)
POLITECNICO CALZATURIERO SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 585,70
Address
Via Mazzini 2
30039 Stra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mauro Tescaro (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luciana Cecchinato (Dr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS
Spain
Address
C/ Alemania 102 Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
03600 Elda Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raul Segura (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emanuele Carpanzano (Dr.)
C2i2 CALZADO,COMPONENTES,INVESTIGACIÓN E INNOVACIÓN A.I.E
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
C/alemania Pol Ind Campo Alto 121
03600 Elda (Alicante)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vera Vicente Esteve (Ms.)