Flexible communication network in the field of industrial production systems integrated in company operations to develop competitiveness in mfg. Methods/design, mfg.Systems/ technology and organisation/human resource development.
Friction stir welding (fsw) will be applied to a range of materials/be researched to achieve high welding speeds in increased joint thickness. Processes will be industrialised for real components and applied in commercial production.
The aim is to develop a new range of thermoplastic composite sandwich panels (which are more cost-effective, lightweight, high impact and inherently recyclable) and their use in a range of lightweight structures.
The aim is to develop a compartment cassette and specially designed handling device for airfreight and the loading and unloading of (principally) narrow body aircraft.
The aim is to make the new composite material wood/ plastic lighter and more attractive to the market by developing new recipes where foaming agents are included and develop a new mould construction for the process.
Development of know-how for innovative vehicles with high safety and ecocompatibility levels.
Development of composite machine tool components with high damping capacity in order to achieve an appreciable increase of productivity in precision manufacturing.
Industry-driven cooperative r & d programme for maintaining european leadership in software-intensive systems (in which software represents a significant segment in system functionality, system development cost & risk, system dev. Time).
Improving and re-engineering of international freight transport chains with the target being sustainable freight mobility. The aim is to stimulate freight chains in europe, and improve and develop the competitiveness of intermodal transport chains.
Pro-factory is a european network that aims to bring forward and coordinate applications-oriented, bottom-up, collaborative r&d projects in production and robotics for greater competitiveness and sustainability.