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KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMATIZATION: CONFIGURATION SYSTEMS FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

Objective

The long-term goal of this project was to develop an approach to a post mass-production paradigm. This is a paradigm which recognises the imbalances caused by the present global manufacturing environment - the growing scarcity of natural resources, the problem of environmental destruction, and the issue of regional trade imbalances. It also recognises the growing need for flexibility in production and product configuration leading towards integrated networks of producers and suppliers.

To support this long-term goal, this Test Case developed systematisation of knowledge for design and manufacturing and the concept of the virtual factory.
The systematisation of functional knowledge is aiming to build soft machines - artifacts considered beneficial to society and to the environment and designed to cover all stages in the product life from initial concept to final disposal.

The concept of the virtual factory to generate dynamic product-specific product-lines for configurable products with functional knowledge was developed and demonstrated.

Specific steps were taken to ensure both a unified approach to the long-term goal and a balanced joint effort across the regions - in particular, a continuous inter-regional exchange of researchers who will form the core of the overall research effort was put in place. In addition to this, international workshops disseminated research results to partners in all regions.

Coordinator

Agence Nationale pour le Développement de la Productique Appliquée à l'Industrie
Address
17 Rue Périer
92120 Montrouge
France

Participants (18)

ABB CORPORATE RESEARCH FINLAND
Finland
Address
Stromberginkatu, 2608
65101 Vaasa
ARM CONSEIL SA
France
Address
187 Avemue Du General Leclerc
78220 Viroflay
BICC plc
United Kingdom
Address
38 Ariel Way
W12 7DX London
BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO
Germany
Address
Ketschendorferstraße 38-50
96450 Coburg
Cambridge University Press
United Kingdom
Address
Shaftesbury Road,
CB2 2RU Cambridge
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
El - Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
Address
Eth-zentrum
8092 Zurich
FIMET
Finland
Address
Eteläranta 10
00130 Helsinki
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nobelstrasse 12
70569 Stuttgart
IBM France SA
France
Address
3-5 Place Vendome
75001 Paris
ITMI
France
Address
11 Chemin Des Prés
38243 Meylan
MAN ROLAND DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
Germany
Address
Christian Pless-straße 6-30
63069 Offenbach Am Main
SYNERGY CENTER FINLAND LTD
Finland
Address
Kaepylaenkuja, 145
00621 Helsinki
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
, 527
33101 Tampere
TEHDASMALLIT OY
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie
02150 Espoo
Technical Research Center of Finland
Finland
Address
Otakaari 7 B
02150 Espoo
Télémécanique Électrique SA
France
Address
33 Bis Avenue Du Maréchal Joffre
92002 Nanterre
UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE
France
Address
41 Avenue De La Plaine
74806 Annecy