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A knowledge-based manufacturing system, established by integrating Rapid Manufacturing, IST and Material Science to improve the Quality of Life of European Citizens through Custom fit Products.

Objective

European manufacturing industries have to compete with Far East countries. In recent years, approx. 5% of the turnover from this sector has moved from the EU to the Far East, per annum. This EU sector realises a 1,200 billion Euro turnover with a workforce of 24 million people.

To fight competition effectively, the manufacturing sector of Europe has to transform by moving from:
- resource based driven manufacturing to knowledge based driven manufacturing (Lisbon)
- mass produced single use products to new concepts of higher added value, custom-made, eco-efficient and sustainable products, processes and services (Gothenburg).

Developing and integrating a completely new and breakthrough manufacturing process based on Rapid Manufacturing (RM) achieves this. The IP focuses on products that increase the quality of life of the (European) citizen. The emphasis is on medical and consumer products, customised to the shape of the human body.

CUSTOM-FIT contributes to the Joint IST-NMP Call 1:
- 3.4.3.1-3: This IP deals with one of the central tenets: Rapid Manufacturing
- 2.3.3.1: This IP aims at a more holistic approach to products and associated services creation based on IST. Besides enabling a vertical integration in the value chain and horizontal integration by t he ability to transfer the knowledge to other industrial sectors, this IP results in three main technical breakthroughs:
- Automated design system for knowledge based design of Custom-Fit products.
- Processing of graded structures of different material compositions.
- Rapid Manufacturing for Instant and On-Demand manufacturing of graded Custom-Fit products.

CUSTOM-FIT drastically changes how and where products are designed and made. It creates sustainable, knowledge-based employment, which plays a critical role in safeguarding Europe's manufacturing industry.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-IST-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DELCAM PLC
Address
Talbot Way, Small Heath Business Park
B10 OHJ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Participants (35)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE, CONEXA Y AFINES
Spain
Address
Avda. De La Industria, 23
Ibi (Alicante)
ASOCIACIÓN INSTITUTO DE BIOMECÁNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Universidad Politécnica De Valencia. Edificio 9C. Camino De Vera S/n.
Valencia
BARRABÉS INTERNET S.L.U.
Spain
Address
Cta./francia S/n
Benasque
BERENSCHOT GROEP BV
Netherlands
Address
Europlaan 40
Utrecht
BERGHAUS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
8 Manchester Square
London
BPO NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Voorstraat 48
Delft
CASA ARTIACH S.A.
Spain
Address
Pol. Ind. Malpica C7. C 102 B-1 F
Zaragoza
CLINICAL TRIAL CENTER MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
P. Debyelaan 25
Maastricht
CTG-PRINTTEC GMBH
Germany
Address
Boehlstrasse 7
Alsdorf
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Prague 6
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
The Gateway
Leicester
DEMOCENTER-SIPE CENTRO SERVIZI PER L'INNOVAZIONE E IL TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO SCRL
Italy
Address
Viale Virgilio 55
Modena
DSM RESEARCH B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Koestraat 3
Geleen
DUCATI MOTOR HOLDING S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Cavalieri Ducati, 3
Bologna
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München
FÁBRICAS AGRUPADA DE MUÑECAS DE ONIL S.A.
Spain
Address
C/ San Antonio 8
Onil (Alicante)
HUMAN SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Europaallee 10
Kaiserslautern
INAIL CENTRO PER LA SPERIMENTAZIONE ED APPLICAZIONE DI PROTESI E PRESIDI ORTOPEDICI PER GLI INFORTUNI SUL LAVORO
Italy
Address
Via Rabuina 14
Vigorso Di Budrio (Bo)
INTERSPORT ATHLETICS S.A.
Greece
Address
338, Kifissias Avenue, Neo Psichico
Athens
JUGUETES FEBER INTERNATIONAL, S.A.
Spain
Address
C/albacete S/n
Ibi
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
Loughborough
MARCAM ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
Bremen
MATERIALISE N.V.
Belgium
Address
Technologielaan 15
Leuven
MAVET S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Palazzon 25
Campodoro (Padova)
MCP TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Whitebridge Way, Whitebridge Park
Stone, Staffordshire
NAVA S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Strada Savonesa 12/16
Rivalta Scrivia Tortona (Al
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 Vk Delft
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano
REGIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE ZASAVJE (REGIONALNI TEHNOLOSKI CENTER ZASAVJE)
Slovenia
Address
Grajska Pot 10
Hrastnik
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HØGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
Trondheim
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Address
P. Debyelaan 25
Maastricht
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
University Of Patras, Rion, Patras
Patras
VERKSTEDPARTNER AS
Norway
Address
S.p. Andersensvei 5
Trondheim
WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
ZIMMER GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Sulzer Allee 8
Winterthur