The DEMES research project aims at the optimisation of the shoe sole cutting phase. The study will introduce image acquisition techniques that permit the individuation and characterization of various types of defects on the leather sheet to be cut. Parallel, a system for characterizing thickness unevenness will be conceived. The inquiries will lead to the determination of an actual "map" of the leather sheet, which will allow the optimisation of the cutting phase. DEMES foresees the design, implementation and testing of a prototype plant. The success of the research may lead to a superior production quality, productivity increase and waste reduction.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards