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A multi-technological approach for Dematerialising the production systems within a view of productive, reliable and eco-efficient machining processes

A multi-technological approach for Dematerialising the production systems within a view of productive, reliable and eco-efficient machining processes

Objective

The aim of this project is to dematerialise the machine tools and manufacturing systems that are designed and produced in Europe. Today, European machine builders, the vast majority of them SMEs, sell high performance and productive, but heavy, long-delivery-time and high-energy-consuming machines. The DEMAT project will provide these European companies with knowledge-based technologies and tools to transform them into providers of holistic manufacturing solutions where the machine tools will consist of ultra-light, adaptive and 100% recyclable skeletal structures with which the material content of machines will be reduced over 70% while fulfilling demands of machining precision and productivity. These dematerialised machines will be integrated with immaterial goods and services such as innovative win-win business models and human-capital based services. This holistic dematerialisation approach will thus break the link between production results and the material structure of machines, what will reduce the total-life-cycle impacts and costs of machines in a radical manner: - Total life-cycle impacts of machine tools will be reduced over 50% - Total life-cycle impacts of machine tools will be reduced over 20% In addition, machine design and build lead-time to markets will be reduced over 60%, passing from current 8 months for a catalogue machine and up to 24 months for customised manufacturing systems to below 3 months for catalogue machines and below 9 months for customised manufacturing systems. These breakthrough results will lead to increasing the agility of European producing companies, will tighten the networking among SMEs and will support transforming European machine tool industry into a knowledge-based, competitive, sustainable and value-adding sector. Moreover, this dematerialisation approach will allow saving 1.5 million tons of steel and 2.5 million tons of CO2 emission per year associated to the European annual production of machine tools.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 799 700,49

Administrative Contact

Juanjo Zulaika (Mr.)

Participants (15)

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COMITE EUROPEEN DE COOPERATION DES INDUSTRIES DE LA MACHINE-OUTIL CECIMO AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

IBARMIA INNOVATEK, S.L

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 181 653,60

MICROMEGA DYNAMICS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 160 920

CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 189 200

NICOLAS CORREA SERVICE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 170 800

Intelliact AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 123 120

D.ELECTRON SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 133 960

TOPSOLID

France

EU Contribution

€ 150 298,09

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 394 689,82

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 152 620

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 179 400

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 203

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 156 400

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 120

MACHINING CENTERS MANUFACTURING S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 109 899

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246020

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 700 197,53

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 984

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain