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Improvement of industrial production integrating macro-, micro- and nanotechnologies for more flexible and efficient manufacturing

Objective

IPMMAN will merge macro-, micro- and nano-technologies to foster industrial innovation, and will strengthen links between the European Manufacturing Industry and research initiatives (regional and Commission RTD Projects, EUREKA, etc.), leading to improv e competitiveness and sustainability of the European Manufacturing Sector. IPMMAN fosters major innovation in the manufacturing industry through a more generalized introduction of micro- and nanotechnology (integrated micro-systems based quality control and process monitoring systems, nanostructured materials and nanocoatings for products with enhanced material properties, etc.), and concepts as customisation, communicating machines, advanced non-contact quality control, intelligent process control, standards, etc., for the micro- and nano-manufacturing industry.

The effective and optimal combination of macro, micro and nano-scale production technologies is hindered by an inefficient adaptation of technology, but primarily because of lack of integration and fragmentation of knowledge, which will be overcome by dialogue within IPMMAN's Workshops. Databases of research results will be made available for the manufacturing industry, as well as databases of best practices in research and in implementation, assisting companies in adopting new business- and organisational models. IPPMMAN will blur the frontiers between macro-, micro- and nano-production technologies and optimise synergies among, providing new engineering concepts for manufacturing and increasing flexibility, cost efficiency, user-friendliness and quality. An Advisory Board with well-established personalities of Europe's Industry will ensure direct applicability of the results in the Manufacturing sector.

Coordinator

PROFACTOR GMBH

Address

Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-Gleink

Austria

Administrative Contact

Ana ALMANSA (Dr)

Participants (14)

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATO INTEZET (COMPUTER AND AUTOMATION INSTITUTE)

Hungary

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

MATIMOP ISRAELI INDUSTRY CENTER FOR R&D

Israel

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE (UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA)

Latvia

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MICROTECHNOLOGIES

Romania

THE INSTITUTE FOR PROBLEMS IN MECHANICS RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Spain

ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH

Austria

PROFACTOR RESEARCH AND SOLUTIONS GMBH

Austria

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 33205

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 966 155

  • EU contribution

    € 849 998

Coordinated by:

PROFACTOR GMBH

Austria

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