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Tools for Innovative Product-Service-Systems for Global Tool and Die Networks

Objective

Europe's tooling industry takes up key a position within the production industries of Europe and all other IMS countries as studies have shown. Each production ramp-up depends on the completion of the required tools and their integration into the existing production facilities, the product’s quality is directly linked to the tool’s quality. The tooling industry is facing challenges concerning their local and global performance. Regarding their local performance, there are no adequate interfaces and sporadic, undefined loops between the customers’ product development process and the toolmakers’ tool development process. Only few toolmakers offer product-services along the product development process, hardly any offer product-services along the production phase. Regarding their global performance only a little number of European toolmakers uses global cost potentials, markets and flexibility: they don’t realise the chances of globalisation. As a result tool and die companies face the question on how to meet the customer’s needs at best locally and globally in order to remain competitive. Ideal solutions to the customer’s problems instead of a ‘simple’ tool can be developed by an early integration of product and tool development processes. Global cooperation offers chances to sustainably improve their position in this fierce competitive environment. With this project European toolmakers are given tools to improve their local and global performance. These tools allow synchronising their tool development/ design with the customers’ product development processes by means of a continuous simultaneous engineering. The time-to-market of the final product can thus be shortened. Secondly this project shall enable European toolmakers to build global cooperation networks and make them capable of linking them to cross-country product development and production networks.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 049 422,68
Administrative Contact
Günther Schuh (Prof.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 442 433,96
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Friedli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF RUSE ANGEL KANCHEV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 193 200
Address
Studentska Street 8
7017 Ruse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Vitliemov (Prof.)
Kunststofftechnik Waidhofen GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 226 800
Address
Brunnerstrasse 24
3830 Waidhofen An Der Thaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Ziegler (Mr.)
SWA S.R.O. STROJE A NASTROJE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 138 218,88
Address
Prumyslova 763
33301 Stod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Udo Werner (Mr.)
WIRO PRAZISIONS-WERKZEUGBAU GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 300,80
Address
Sassmicker Hammer 41
57450 Olpe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reiner Rohlje (Mr.)
FELLER ENGINEERING GMBH*
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 640
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 14
63322 Rodermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Skedzun (Mr.)
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 307 657,50
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Gusmeroli (Dr.)
RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 112 471,87
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gasper Gantar (Dr.)
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DA INDUSTRIA DE MOLDES E FERRAMENTAS ESPECIAIS - CENTIMFE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 81 854,31
Address
Zona Industrial - Rua De Espanha, Lote 8
2431904 Marinha Grande
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rui Tocha (Mr.)