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ADvanced Digital technologies and virtual engineering for mini-Factories

Objective

In today globalized world, companies are trying to remain competitive through the adoption of a strategy where high quantity production of goods is the leverage to reduce costs.
By negating this approach, ADDFactor proposes the “Mini-factories” concept, which is conceived to be an innovative solution for most of the actors involved in the whole supply chain: the relationship between retailers and the manufacturing technologies will be considered and characterized by a new production framework concept, founded on central knowledge-based design and local distributed manufacturing.

This high-level concept will be applied focusing on need-driven products, and ADDFactor will manage the complexity of their design phase thanks to a direct connection with the retailer, that will provide “biometric data” of the customers as tacit requirements and “aesthetics tests” as explicit demands, being both fundamental for an effective individual personalization.

ADDFactor achievements will be focused on two different levels of manufacturing solutions, which will be placed:
• at retail environment, to consider products simple and/or reduced in terms of assembled components (i.e. orthotics or modular fashion heels and plateau);
• and at district level when the products are complex and the manufacturing procedures cannot be scaled at local level (i.e. sport shoes or complete customized fashion shoes).

Within this overall project concept, ADDFactor will structure its activities towards the achievement of different objectives, from diagnostic devices to advanced design tools in order to convert personal data in individual product specifications. The manufacturing is then guaranteed by a local manufacturing through novel ultra-fast and auto-configurable machines.

Thanks to the concurrent impact of these project results, ADDFactor will spark off an innovation virtuous cycle towards a future European industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 716 840,25
Administrative Contact
Antonella Decorato (Ms.)

Participants (15)

MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 352 850
Address
Technologielaan 15
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roel Wirix-Speetjens (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 401 676
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Gil Mora (Mrs.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 518 571
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Davide Ceresa (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 569 134,75
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frits Feenstra (Mr.)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 346 280
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Pedrazzoli (Dr.)
PRUF-UND FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT PIRMASENS EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 490
Address
Marie Curie Strasse 19
66953 Pirmasens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ciprian Duna (Mr.)
UCS, KUPCU PRILAGOJENI PROIZVOIDI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 220 040
Address
Sinja Gorica 106B
1360 Vrhnika
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Kopac (Mr.)
RSSCAN INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 319 814
Address
De Weven 7
3583 Beringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friso Hagman (Dr.)
ANYBODY TECHNOLOGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 319 040
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Sondrup (Mr.)
OFFICINA ORTOPEDICA MICHELOTTI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 639
Address
Viale Jacopo Della Quercia 79
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorella Lazzarini (Ms.)
Peacocks Medical Group Ltd.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 264
Address
Benfield Business Park Benfield Road Na
NE6 4NQ Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jari Pallari (Dr.)
VIBRAM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 780
Address
Cristoforo Colombo 5
21041 Albizzate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rosanna Disabella
NEW MILLENIUM SPORTS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 520
Address
Calle Miguel Server 10 Parque Industrial Torrellano
03203 Elche Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Maestre (Mr.)
GREY MER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 640
Address
Via Bellaria Nuova 373
47030 San Mauro Pascoli Fo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Perla Alessandri (Mrs.)
KMWE PRECISION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 339 380
Address
Bic 1
5657 BX Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arno Gramsma (Mr.)