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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.

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)

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MATERIALISE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 352 850

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 401 676

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 518 571

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 569 134,75

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 346 280

PRUF-UND FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT PIRMASENS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 490

UCS, KUPCU PRILAGOJENI PROIZVOIDI DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 220 040

RSSCAN INTERNATIONAL NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 319 814

ANYBODY TECHNOLOGY

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 319 040

OFFICINA ORTOPEDICA MICHELOTTI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 290 639

Peacocks Medical Group Ltd.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 293 264

VIBRAM SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 264 780

NEW MILLENIUM SPORTS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 520

GREY MER SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 198 640

KMWE PRECISION BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 339 380

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609386

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 919 730,87

  • EU contribution

    € 5 499 959

Coordinated by:

SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy