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Collaborative and Adaptive Process Planning for Sustainable Manufacturing Environments

Objective

Innovative knowledge-based Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) is a key enabler to minimise cost, improve adaptability, responsiveness, robustness, and sustainability of manufacturing processes. This CAPP-4-SMEs project, planned for 36 month duration and 480 person-months, is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of European companies, particularly SMEs, in sustainable manufacturing environment by: (1) collaborative and adaptive process planning against changes; (2) knowledge-based and integrated process simulation towards first-time-right processes; (3) event-driven function blocks for on-board adaptive process control; (4) machine availability monitoring for real-time job routing; and (5) a Cloud-based services platform for cost-effective and easy access over the Internet.

The CAPP-4-SMEs Consortium is comprised of 11 partners (4 universities, 1 multi-national manufacturing company and 6 SMEs) from 5 European countries (Sweden, UK, Greece, Germany and Spain). The complementary expertise of the academic and industrial European partners in the project enables knowledge sharing, dissemination and exploitation of scientific findings, industrial applications and technical know-hows across the EU. Technical innovations will be achieved through collaborative RTD activities oriented towards industrial applications for factories of the future.

Industry-relevant demonstration will be developed in the project as an important element for results validation using real-world cases from SMEs. Targeting to showcase 40% reduction in resource consumption, 30% improvement in process robustness and accuracy, and 30% increase in productivity by reduced cycle times under more reliable and efficient manufacturing conditions, the demonstration activities based on the RTD outcomes of the project will be geared to exploit future commercialisation opportunities throughout the extensive industrial networks of the Consortium, and to generate greater impacts in broader areas of the EU.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 753 220,40
Administrative Contact
Claudia Hakanen (Ms.)

Participants (10)

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 479 400
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Weidong Li (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 418 200
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Chryssolouris (Prof.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 424 019,60
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jörn Mehnen (Dr.)
SANDVIK COROMANT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 390 168
Address
Mossvaegen 10
811 81 Sandviken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kenneth Karlsson (Mr.)
FUNDACION IDONIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 125
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana García Lorenzo (Ms.)
INCONTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 120
Address
Kirschenallee 7
96152 Burghaslach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Hundsdörfer (Mr.)
FORMTEC INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUER DEN WERKZEUG- UND FORMENBAU MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 704
Address
Hiesfelder Strasse 26
46244 Bottrop
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Friedhoff (Dr.)
ASTURFEITO,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 200
Address
Area Industrial De Tabaza I Parcela B-9
33438 Carreño
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina De La Rosa (Ms.)
CAMECO SANDVIKEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 400
Address
Dunderbacken 15
811 93 Sandviken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nils-Olov Bäckström (Mr.)
POWERKUT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 400
Address
Bridley Road 23 Bayton Road Industrial Estate
CV7 9EP Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Everitt (Mr.)