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Cloud-based Rapid Elastic MAnufacturing

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

Field of science

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Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASCORA GMBH
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Birkenallee 43
27777 Ganderkesee
Germany
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€ 1 163 367

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TIE NEDERLAND BV

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TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION NETWORK LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 406 500
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Waterton Technology Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate
CF31 3WT Bridgend
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DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
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Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
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IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
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P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
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€ 618 445
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Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
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UBISENSE LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 447 076
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St Andrews Road St Andrews House
CB4 1DL Cambridge
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TENNECO-WALKER (U.K.)LIMITED

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United Kingdom
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EC1A 2DY London
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FAGOR ARRASATE S COOP
Spain
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Calle Barro San Andres 20
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GOIZPER S. COOP
Spain
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Antigua 4
20577 Antzuola Gipuzkoa
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INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD
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DOT-NET-IT LIMITED

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United Kingdom
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One St Kenelms Court Steel Park Road
B62 8HD Halesowen
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TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE BVBA
Belgium
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Industriezone Schurhovenveld 1037
3800 Sint Truiden
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