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MANufacturing decision and supply chain management SYStem for additive manufacturing

Objective

ManSYS aims to develop and demonstrate a set of e-supply chain tools; to enable the mass adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM). This will allow businesses to identify and determine the suitability of AM for metal products, and subsequently manage the associated supply-chain issues and ‘facilitating’ open product evolution.

The proposed e-supply chain solution will combine all aspects of AM including; multiple build platforms (Laser and Electron-Beam technologies), modelling, post-processing (Machining, Finishing and Heat-Treatment) and 3D scanning techniques. This will give a ‘press-button’ solution to the production and challenges of new products. The integrated solution will offer a knowledge driven manufacturing process with significant production benefits; customisation, automation, self-management and reduced material usage and waste.

The integrated approach will be assessed using a range of demonstration ‘scenarios’ to assess and highlight:
• Cost-Savings: Assessment of parts (including design optimisation) against existing manufacturing methods – allowing businesses to decided if AM is an appropriate manufacturing approach.
• Re-action to Customer Need: Demonstrator parts from industry (initially aerospace, and medical) validated by ManSYS end-users, including the ability to allow rapid design variations.
• Robustness of Supply Network: Development of QA/QC procedures and protocols to allow operation at multiple-locations and across multiple-machines. Demonstrating the ability to handle supply-chain interruptions and improve robustness.
• Environmental Assessment: Measure the embedded CO2 of the parts made, including assessment of the ability of AM to optimise part design.

The ManSYS solution will be based on only commercial AM management software (‘Streamics’). We propose to develop the ManSYS concept over a period of 36 months with an overall budget of €4.5Million (€3Million EC contribution).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 602 301
Administrative Contact
Alicia Gomez Sanchez (Ms.)

Participants (12)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS METALMECANICAS, AFINES Y CONEXAS

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico Valencia - Avda. Leonardo Da Vinci 38
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sanchez De La Asunción (Mr.)
MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 533 387
Address
Technologielaan 15
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roel Wirix-Speetjens (Dr.)
LPW Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 919
Address
Keckwick Lane Vanguard House Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus
WA4 4FS Daresbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Debbie Cuthbert (Ms.)
BCT STEUERUNGS UND DV-SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 320
Address
Carlo-schmid-allee 3
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Kosche (Mr.)
POLY-SHAPE
France
EU contribution
€ 93 678
Address
Route De Villepe Espace Green Parc
91280 Saint-pierre-du-perray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephane Abed (Dr.)
BERENSCHOT GROEP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 466 364
Address
Europalaan 40
3526 KS Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Onno Ponfoort (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 230 306
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frits Feenstra (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO METALMECANICO, MUEBLE, MADERA, EMBALAJE Y AFINES-AIDIMME
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 717
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 38 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sanchez De La Asunción (Mr.)
SMITH & NEPHEW UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 558
Address
Adam Street 15
WC2N 6LA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Yates (Mr.)
WISILDENT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 579
Address
Strada Lanzo 227
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franco Rabezzana (Mr.)
GE MARMARA TECHNOLOGY CENTER MUHENDISLIK HIZMETLERI LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 94 678,20
Address
Istanbul Sariyer Maslak Mah. E. Buyukdere Cad. Orj Ism. No. 27 K. 6-7
34485 Maslak
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Burak Orkun Tuncer (Mr.)
TWOCARE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 192,80
Address
Via Gioacchino Quarello 11A
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franco Rabezzana (Mr.)