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Cloud-based Rapid Elastic MAnufacturing

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637066

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 332 095

  • EU contribution

    € 5 324 720

Coordinated by:

ASCORA GMBH

Germany

Objective

Due to the proliferation of ICT Technologies, manufacturing industry is undergoing substantial transformation in terms of HW but also in terms of Cyber-Physical Production Systems and the SW and services used within production environments. In parallel, the manufacturing processes of the future are changing and need to be highly flexible and dynamic in order to satisfy customer demands for, e.g. large series production, mass customization, or changing orders.
To keep pace with the needs of the manufacturing industry of the future, in Manufacturing 4.0 companies need to flexibly react to these demands and be able to offer production capacities in a rapid way. Thus companies looking for manufacturing capacity need to be supported by the means to find these capacities, configure them, and integrate them into their own manufacturing processes.
To achieve this, one obvious approach is to port successful concepts from the field of Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) and Cloud computing to manufacturing to mirror agile collaboration through flexible and scalable manufacturing processes:
• Leasing and releasing manufacturing assets in an on-demand, utility-like fashion
• Rapid elasticity through scaling leased assets up and down if necessary
• Pay-per-use through metered service
Applying these principles, Cloud manufacturing can move manufacturing processes from production-oriented to service-oriented networks by modelling single manufacturing assets as services in a similar way as SaaS or PaaS solutions. By modelling all process steps and manufacturing assets as services it is possible to realize cross-organization manufacturing orchestrations and integrate distributed resources and ultimately manufacture products more efficiently.
While the theoretical foundations for Cloud manufacturing are manifest there are no proven tools and technologies exist in the market - CREMA aims to change this fact by providing Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing based on SaaS and Cloud model
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Coordinator

ASCORA GMBH

Address

Birkenallee 43
27777 Ganderkesee

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 163 367

Participants (12)

TIE NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION NETWORK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 406 500

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 658 526,25

IKERLAN S. COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 492 334

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 618 445

UBISENSE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 447 076

TENNECO-WALKER (U.K.)LIMITED

United Kingdom

FAGOR ARRASATE S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 249 375

GOIZPER S. COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 230 928,75

INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 747 061,25

DOT-NET-IT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 52 218

TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 258 888,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 637066

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 332 095

  • EU contribution

    € 5 324 720

Coordinated by:

ASCORA GMBH

Germany