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26/09/2021 18:44:14 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @CNRPst: Andrea Orlandini is going to give a lecture on "Automated Planning and Scheduling: development of robust and dependable systems…
26/09/2021 17:33:25 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
Less than a week until the ZDMP / H2020 €2.2 million Open Call 2 deadline for submissions - find out more on [URL] and submit on [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 13:34:03 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🟢Do you know how to transform research results into market assets? How many strategies do you know there are? If you’ve missed the I4MS Talk about transforming research results into market assets. 🔥Would you like to know more? You can watch it here!👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 13:19:11 - DENiM project -@DENiM_fof
Digital intelligence for collaborative ENergy management in Manufacturing DENiM
RT @Ecofact_Project: We are offering FREE attendee places at our @sustainplaces workshop on September 28th. Virtual conference attendance n…
24/09/2021 13:19:07 - DENiM project -@DENiM_fof
Digital intelligence for collaborative ENergy management in Manufacturing DENiM
RT @e2comation: SAVE THE DATE: 15:30 – 18:30 CET on September 28th❗️ What: Virtual workshop with FoF-09-2020 projects (@DENiM_fof, @EnerMa
24/09/2021 13:17:37 - DENiM project -@DENiM_fof
Digital intelligence for collaborative ENergy management in Manufacturing DENiM
DENiM Workshop at #SustainablePlaces2021 with @e2comation @EnerManH2020 @Ecofact_Project [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 12:05:05 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🟢4 projects have process of Open Call, from the I4MS project, on-going until the 30th of September with a total funding of… €35 million! 🤩 📣Read the different options and apply! 👉[URL] @betterfactory @ai_regio @DihWorld #change2twin [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 12:02:11 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
📢 Get to know our #Training offer - "Fundamentals of Matlab Programming" #PTCentroDiH More info 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 11:15:13 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🗣Are you wondering which are the I4MS upcoming events? 💡 By reading our newsletter you will know everything about them! 📩 Keep yourself updated here! 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 10:30:13 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
Good news for #SMEs and #mid-caps looking to digitise their processes thanks to a #digitaltwin. Up to €90k and full technical support are waiting for you to click the Submit button! New deadline! Apply by 29th October 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 09:58:11 - DigiFed -@DigiFed
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) federation for large scale adoption of  digital technologies by European SMEs DigiFed
DigiFed third Application Experiment open call results✨ - 13 projects and 22 European companies receive a total of over 1 million 💶euro for their digital innovation ambitions. ℹ️ Thorough analysis available at: [URL] #digitalisation #DigitalEurope #H2020 [Go to tweet]

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24/09/2021 09:25:06 - 🇪🇺 INEDIT -@INEDIT6
Europe
open INnovation Ecosystems for Do It Together process INEDIT
The Biennal exposes the potential for innovation and opening up the field of possibilities of creative and cultural actors, through concrete examples and inspiring testimonies. INEDIT will be there on Saturday 25th! Follow us [URL]
23/09/2021 15:45:13 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
RT @Sharework_EU: 📢Subscribe to the “Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration Newsletter”! Receive in your inbox the latest news on E…
23/09/2021 11:52:32 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @Federchimica: Sono preziosi alleati per la nostra #casa e il nostro #benessere, ma siete sicuri di conoscere perfettamente i prodotti #…
23/09/2021 11:50:40 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @ChristeynsUK: We're thrilled to be expanding the Christeyns European offering through the exciting acquisition of Spanish-based @eurosa
23/09/2021 11:48:46 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @coleandwilson: After taking on ownership of the family business, Smart Guys owner Guy Deakin was looking for ways to reduce environment…
23/09/2021 11:48:00 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @ProcterGamble: An important part of our 2040 goal to achieve #NetZero emissions from raw material to retailer is collaborating with lik…
23/09/2021 11:40:02 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
📣The 1st open call of AI REGIO is to select 8 SME-driven experiments about “Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing” solutions; and benefiting directly SMEs in underrepresented regions. @ai_regio 1st open call closing date is September 30th and you can receive up to €100K😍 [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2021 11:14:05 - ArrowheadTools -@ArrowheadTools
Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions Arrowhead Tools
RT @jerkerdelsing: Eclipse Arrowhead - 3 minutes of introduction to one of the most versatile frameworks for building your automation and d…
23/09/2021 10:46:12 - Integradde Project -@Integradde
O Porriño, España
Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Direct Energy Deposition processes INTEGRADDE
📢7 DAYS LEFT to get 20K valued services to introduce #AM in your production process! 🔔 Are you a #metalworking SME or MidCap willing to implement #AdditiveManufacturing for free? 👉Apply to integradde´s EOI here: [URL] @aimenct @CEA_Officiel @Atos [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2021 10:20:11 - SHOP4CF -@Shop4Cf
Smart Human Oriented Platform for Connected Factories SHOP4CF
@TechBBQ @FundingBox Thank you so much for having us!
23/09/2021 09:57:17 - Integradde Project -@Integradde
O Porriño, España
Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Direct Energy Deposition processes INTEGRADDE
RT @I4MS_Europe: 📢 Get to know our #Training offer - "Additive Manufacturing for End Users" from Integradde Project @Integradde More inf…
23/09/2021 09:45:17 - DigiPrime -@DigiPrime2
Digital Platform for Circular Economy in Cross-sectorial Sustainable Value Networks DigiPrime
🔎Lets take a look on the main features of the #platform: 📍3⃣A #Data #Policy #Framework to ensure #privacy, #security, authentication and authorization policies to any #information shared among registered users. #AutomotiveIndustry #circulareconomy
23/09/2021 09:44:16 - DigiPrime -@DigiPrime2
Digital Platform for Circular Economy in Cross-sectorial Sustainable Value Networks DigiPrime
🔎Lets take a look on the main features of the #platform: 📍2⃣A Semantic #data infrastructure, based on ontological repositories and semantic search, able to manage and standardize the Babel of #information coming from heterogeneous nodes. #AutomotiveIndustry #circulareconomy
23/09/2021 09:42:51 - DigiPrime -@DigiPrime2
Digital Platform for Circular Economy in Cross-sectorial Sustainable Value Networks DigiPrime
🔎Lets take a look on the main features of the #platform : 📍1⃣A Multi-node #federation structure replicable on different existing and new #sectorial platform instances which will support the future systematic creation of cross-sectorial #circular #ValueChains #AutomotiveIndustry
23/09/2021 08:56:53 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
Just a few months till the end of the project, and so it will be the final event! Don't forget we are gathering initiatives that improves the skills of workers 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️ Best valued initiative will be rewarded 🏆 Upload yours in the Catalogue ➡️ [URL] [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2021 08:34:06 - CoLLaboratE Project H2020 -@collaborate_eu
Co-production CeLL performing Human-Robot Collaborative AssEmbly CoLLaboratE
RT @Sharework_EU: 📢Subscribe to the “Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration Newsletter”! Receive in your inbox the latest news on E…
23/09/2021 08:00:01 - i4Trust -@I4Trust
Incubator of Trusted B2B Data Sharing ecosystems of collaborating SMEs linked to Digital Innovation Hubs i4Trust
i4Trust's Open Call aims to mobilize #DIHs & #SMEs to understand the demand for data, establish partnerships, identify concrete use cases in #DataSharing. Want to be a frontrunner of the #DataSpaces revolution? Apply for i4Trust #opencall today! 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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23/09/2021 07:18:47 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @AdvanFactories: La #robótica representa una oportunidad única para de Europa y nuestra industria una potencia líder en #automatización.…
23/09/2021 07:17:59 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
📢Subscribe to the “Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration Newsletter”! Receive in your inbox the latest news on European research on #CollaborativeRobotics #Cobots @EFFRA_Live 👉[URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 18:50:40 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform)
RT @KarlGrn: The presentations of these experiments are very impressive! For us, @ATstandards very interesting to see how standards are imp…
22/09/2021 15:36:12 - TrinityRoboticsDIHs -@eu_trinity
Tampere, Finland
Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems TRINITY
RT @DihnetE: RI4EU will present the #DIH #robotics innovation actions (@eu_trinity #DIH2, @NetworkRima, #DIH-HERO and @agROBOfood) at #IROS
22/09/2021 14:49:30 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
Thank you to everyone who attended today's Knowledge Exchange Workshop 🙋👏 The FIT4FoF ICoED process will certainly be useful for the design of industry education plans! Stay tuned on social media so that you don't miss other similar events 😁👇 [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 14:29:19 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
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22/09/2021 14:28:24 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @Beiersdorf_AG: We’re proud to announce that our #NIVEA Refill Machine is being named as an honorable mention in the Retail Innovation c…
22/09/2021 14:27:14 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @TheCleaningShow: We would love to give a warm welcome to @IKsprayers exhibiting at The Cleaning Show 2021. We cannot wait to see you…
22/09/2021 14:24:32 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @CleanInstitute: Have you baby-proofed your cleaning routine? Keep your kids safe by storing cleaning supplies up and out of reach, and…
22/09/2021 14:11:54 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform)
#EFPF thanks all speakers of the kick-off meeting that ended today for the Open Call experiments within the EFPF project. The whole team is looking forward to working together on #IoT, #SmartFactory, #SmartManufacturing! We have one year for the new solutions. Let's get started! [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 13:07:06 - FLOIM Project -@FloimProject
Flexible Optical Injection Moulding  of optoelectronic devices FLOIM
➡️The consortium partners are now in the final steps of optimizing the #technologies that will provide a significant breakthrough in the #optoelectronics #manufacturing field, by #injection #moulding #optical quality components with features in the range of a few microns size.
22/09/2021 13:07:05 - FLOIM Project -@FloimProject
Flexible Optical Injection Moulding  of optoelectronic devices FLOIM
📸On September 14th – 15th, the #FLOIM consortium held the 36 month meeting of the project, their first online meeting of the third review period. #H2020 #EuResearch #FoF_EU #FoF #optics #laser #materials #electronicengineering #robotics #led #opticaldesign [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 12:50:28 - InterQ -@interq_project
Interlinked Process, Product and Data Quality framework for Zero-Defects Manufacturing InterQ
"The TrustedFramework is a unique component of the general InterQ architecture". 📄Full article here: [URL] 🗨️Comments welcomed! #interQ #InterqProject #industry40 #EUindustry #data #zerodefectmanufacturing [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 12:17:18 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
📝Read this new blog post to learn how #Sharework project is moving forward in Human-Tracking, the cornestone of #HumanRobotCollaboration Written by @nestorgh91 from @Eurecat_news 👇 [URL]
22/09/2021 12:15:08 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
📢 Get to know our #Training offer - "Additive Manufacturing for End Users" from Integradde Project @Integradde More info 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 12:11:42 - STAR EU Project -@starAI_eu
Safe and Trusted Human Centric Artificial Intelligence  in Future Manufacturing Lines STAR
STAR has prepared a #Library of #Reference #AI Scenarios and Use Cases. The AI Scenarios and Use Cases identified are related to #manufacturing with an emphasis on #scenarios directly related to STAR. Do you want to learn more? Check at our article [URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 12:05:07 - STAR EU Project -@starAI_eu
Safe and Trusted Human Centric Artificial Intelligence  in Future Manufacturing Lines STAR
RT @Coala4Factory: 💡AI-MAN Cluster, 9 projects funded by EU H2020 ICT-38 call #AIformanufacturing, having central aim to develop a trustwor…
22/09/2021 11:34:03 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🟢LIVE NOW 📢 Jordi Arrufí is currently presenting I4MS at #Digitalitzat from @FomentTreball in the session “Technology 4.0 to boost competitiveness in the industry”. [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 09:58:12 - TrinityRoboticsDIHs -@eu_trinity
Tampere, Finland
Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems TRINITY
How new #robotic #technologies can improve the #agility and #productivity of #manufacturing companies? Join us at EMO Milano and we'll present our own developed solutions for you to tackle automation challenges. Registration and participation is free: [URL]
22/09/2021 09:49:39 - 🇪🇺 INEDIT -@INEDIT6
Europe
open INnovation Ecosystems for Do It Together process INEDIT
#Veragouth and #Xilema considers #sustainability one of their main pillars and respects the principles of sustainable architecture. This lies behind the Swiss construction standard: #Minergie #certificate 🔎 [URL] #INEDIT #DIT #OpenInnovation [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 09:42:30 - CyberFactory-1 -@CyberFactory_1
Addressing opportunities and threats for the Factory of the Future (FoF) CyberFactory#1
RT @PALRobotics: Yesterday was the first day of the @CyberFactory_1 Validation Workshop. Project partners met to discuss the progress of t…
22/09/2021 09:00:57 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
📢 Get to know our #Training offer - "HP MJF Hands On" from @IAM3DHUB More info 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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22/09/2021 07:49:38 - E2COMATION H2020 project -@e2comation
E2COMATION
RT @Ecofact_Project: We are offering FREE attendee places at our @sustainplaces workshop on September 28th. Virtual conference attendance n…
22/09/2021 07:34:18 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
In a few minutes the event "The design of an Industrial Upskilling Activity" will start. Registered participants will be able to connect and learn first-hand about the process of co-designing an educational model together with the industrial workers 👏👏 [URL]
22/09/2021 07:28:27 - EU-Japan.AI -@EUJapanAI
EU & Japan
Advancing Collaboration and Exchange of Knowledge Between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing EU-Japan.AI
The Rise Of #AI In The Transportation And Logistics Industry @EU_H2020 #H2020 #ArtificialInteligence For more information, click on the link below: [URL]
22/09/2021 06:52:57 - HR-Recycler -@HrRecycler
Thessaloniki, Greece
Hybrid Human-Robot RECYcling plant for electriCal and eLEctRonic equipment HR-Recycler
The IBEC group @SPECS_lab at the summer school #BCBT2021 presenting some of their work from @HrRecycler. [URL]
22/09/2021 06:08:06 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
From #energy consumer to energy producer. Revealing the hidden value of #industries-that's what motivates Zenaida Mourão, #EMB3Rs project coordinator from @INEGIPORTO More info about INEGI's role within the #H2020 project 👉 [URL] #sustainability #energyrecovery [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 20:43:23 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform)
RT @EU_ZDMP: Watch our recording of the second #ZDMP application support webinar on [URL] now! [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 17:03:03 - CyberFactory-1 -@CyberFactory_1
Addressing opportunities and threats for the Factory of the Future (FoF) CyberFactory#1
Enjoying a welcome break from today's slide presentations @PALRobotics with a more 'hands-on' demonstration of their robots 🤖 truly impressive! [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 15:55:12 - ZDMP -@EU_ZDMP
Zero Defect Manufacturing Platform ZDMP
Watch our recording of the second #ZDMP application support webinar on [URL] now! [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 14:37:14 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform)
The #EFPF Project has brought the Open Call Experiments on board in today's kick-off meeting! Exciting insights into the planned projects in the area of #SmartManufacturing and #IoT. We are looking forward to the second part, which starts tomorrow morning! [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 14:14:10 - DIMOFAC -@DIMOFAC_EU
Digital Intelligent MOdular FACtories DIMOFAC
Ever travelled to a place and realise upon arrival that your phone charger does not adapt to local plugs? Standardise. That's what DIMOFAC is working on for a high-mix low-volume #DigitalManufacturing solution. 👉 More information on the DIMOFAC website: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 13:26:24 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @SCS_Society: The Abstract portal for the IFSCC 2022 Congress in London is now open. Submit abstracts by 31 January for consideration fo…
21/09/2021 12:51:03 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🚀 Did you miss the #AF2021 and you couldn’t meet I4MS face to face? In this video interview with @MartaAlbujar you can discover the project @Change2Twin and learn about digital twins and how to adopt them in your business! Learn about it now! 👉[URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 12:15:07 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
📢 Get to know our #Training offer - "Additive Manufacturing for Manufacturers" from Integradde Project @Integradde More info 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 11:56:59 - European Factory Platform (EFPF) -@EFPFproject
Europe
European Connected Factory Platform for Agile Manufacturing EFPF (European Factory Platform)
RT @Factlog_EU: We are sharing the IoT week 2020 session in which we participated. #AAS #DigitalTwins #iIoT #IndustryIoT #Interoperability
21/09/2021 11:47:05 - FIT4FoF -@FIT4FoF
Europe
Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future FIT4FoF
RT @SmartCork: This online event is taking place tomorrow! Don't forget to add it to your diary! 📆 #smartmanufacturing #industry40 #smar
21/09/2021 11:40:03 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
@ai_regio 1st open call is directed to further #SME-driven experiments on #AI for #Manufacturing solutions will close on September 30th!💡 📣Stay tuned as further details about AI REGIO will be announced in due time! #innovation #funding #AI #digitaltransformation [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 10:48:03 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
LARGERAIL explores the possibilities AM holds for Rail Applications. It experiments with the production of complex airducts for rail vehicles and required processes and certified materials. [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 09:04:34 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
RT @SaisSpire: Start follow our journey in addressing #skills shortages in #EnergyIntensiveIndustries and providing #EU citizens with skill…
21/09/2021 09:00:40 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
Happy to share 🆕 papers based on #Sharework project scientific research and achievements Read all ⬇️ [URL]
21/09/2021 08:59:01 - EMB3Rs -@Emb3rs_project
User-driven Energy-Matching & Business prospection tool for industrial Excess heat/cold Reduction, Recovery and Redistribution EMB3Rs
RT @celsiuscity: Register now for the Celsius webinar about next generation of heat networks, on the 29th of September: https://t.co/XeFQ0l…
21/09/2021 08:35:35 - ETEKINA -@heat_pipes
Europe
HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY FOR THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS ETEKINA
RT @iwaysWaterEu: 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 Join! Early bird registration 🗓️ 25 – 28 October 2021 📌Hybrid event: Unive…
21/09/2021 08:30:37 - CyberFactory-1 -@CyberFactory_1
Addressing opportunities and threats for the Factory of the Future (FoF) CyberFactory#1
Thank you for the welcome! 😊 [URL]
21/09/2021 08:00:02 - i4Trust -@I4Trust
Incubator of Trusted B2B Data Sharing ecosystems of collaborating SMEs linked to Digital Innovation Hubs i4Trust
DIHs play an active role in the i4Trust community to promote our mission, provide #SMEs with appropriate technical support on #DataSharing & #DataSpaces to make processes more efficient or generate new revenue streams. Check out and connect with them here: [URL] [Go to tweet]

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21/09/2021 07:00:54 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🎯 Do you feel lost in the digital transformation path? Don't worry, we will provide you with access to a tool that will end all the technology adoption nightmares. #smes #brokeringsystem #matchmaking 👉 [URL] [Go to tweet]

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20/09/2021 22:34:42 - i4Trust -@I4Trust
Incubator of Trusted B2B Data Sharing ecosystems of collaborating SMEs linked to Digital Innovation Hubs i4Trust
RT @DihnetE: 📢@I4Trust 1st Open Call - Deadline Extension! Last chance to submit your ideas in #datasharing and gain up to 120K EUR in fund…
20/09/2021 14:30:44 - TrinityRoboticsEU -@eu_trinity
Tampere, Finland
Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems TRINITY
📅Mark your calendar for a LIVE DEMO of #autonomous #mobile #robots (#AMRs) and #guided #vehicles (#AGV) in a real production environment. The demo is organized by @Sirris_be in the framework of TRINITY cascade funding. More information? Click here 👇 [URL]
20/09/2021 13:45:02 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
AM Accordions reimagine traditional instruments and create solutions for accordions which grow as you do. The selection of materials balances cost and functionality while AM navigates through the complex technical requirements of accordions. Learn more [URL]
20/09/2021 12:54:44 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @intercleanshow: World Cleanup Day! Today 20 million people from 180 countries all work together for a common goal: to give our planet a…
20/09/2021 12:53:37 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @ikw_org: Angaben auf der Waschmittelpackung richtig verstehen und anwenden: Was bedeuten die Verschmutzungsgrade? #ikwhaushaltspflege #…
20/09/2021 12:51:35 - DIY4U -@DIY4U_EU
Open Innovation Digital Platform and Fablabs for Collaborative Design and Production of personalised/customised FMCG DIY4U
RT @CleanInstitute: Want to know what your favorite household brands are doing to make cleaning products more sustainable? Check out the la…
20/09/2021 12:05:06 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🟢Did you know that I4MS’s open calls are available until the 30th of September? 🔥 🚀Read more here and apply! 👉 [URL] @betterfactory @ai_regio @DihWorld #change2twin [Go to tweet]

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20/09/2021 10:45:04 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
Do not miss the session “Technology 4.0 to boost competitiveness in the industry” organised by Foment Nacional del Treball, where you will be able to meet I4MS! 🗓 22 Sept 2021 ⏰ 10:00 CEST (online and face-to-face event) Register here 👉 [URL] #Savethedate [Go to tweet]

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20/09/2021 10:28:17 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @agROBOfood: #Cobots or else “collaborative robots” work together with humans!🤝In #agROBOfood’s🤖#innovation #experiments, #robots help f…
20/09/2021 10:15:05 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
Come to our workshop “How can regions support with the digital transformation of SMEs” at the #EURegionsWeek! Discover the challenges that regions have in delivering tools for the digital transformation of SMEs 🗓14/10/21 ⏰09:30–11:00 CEST Registration 👉[URL] [Go to tweet]

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20/09/2021 08:29:41 - COALA Your Factory Assistant -@Coala4Factory
COgnitive Assisted agile manufacturing for a LAbor force supported by trustworthy Artificial Intelligence COALA
RT @AiTeaming: Happy to be part of EU H2020 ICT-38 cluster! Here are the 9 projects of the cluster: ✅@AiTeaming[URL] ✅…
20/09/2021 07:30:09 - Reclaim Manufacturing -@Reclaim_FoF
Karlsruhe, Germany
RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipMent RECLAIM
Funding for #startups and #SMEs to develop and scale up game changing #innovations in #digitalisation, #sustainability. ✅Funding of up to €2.5 M for innovation development costs; ✅Investments of up to €15 M for scale up & other costs. 🗓️6/10/2021 👉[URL] [URL]
20/09/2021 07:13:21 - E2COMATION H2020 project -@e2comation
E2COMATION
In the @e2comation project, three use cases from different industries will be fully modeled using #digitaltwins. The first draft of the #simulation model for the food and beverage use case provided by @MahouSanMiguel has been now modeled by @SimPlanAG. #H2020 @EU_HaDEA @FoF_EU [Go to tweet]

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20/09/2021 07:06:44 - Sherlock H2020 Project -@SherlockH2020
Bruxelles, Belgique
Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces SHERLOCK
RT @Rossini_project: Learn more about the Effective Industrial #humanrobotcollaboration Cluster now🤖👷‍♀️ 👉Visit our website and find out ab…
20/09/2021 06:37:54 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @Rossini_project: Learn more about the Effective Industrial #humanrobotcollaboration Cluster now🤖👷‍♀️ 👉Visit our website and find out ab…
20/09/2021 06:37:45 - Sharework 🇪🇺 🤖 -@Sharework_EU
Barcelona, Spain
Safe and effective HumAn-Robot coopEration toWards a better cOmpetiveness on cuRrent automation lacK manufacturing processes. SHAREWORK
RT @collaborate_eu: Learn about our #humanrobotcollaboration cluster below!
20/09/2021 06:14:42 - EU-Japan.AI -@EUJapanAI
EU & Japan
Advancing Collaboration and Exchange of Knowledge Between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing EU-Japan.AI
Is AI in Manufacturing one of the drivers for re-shoring? As the US manufacturing sector as a whole grows for the first time in years, AI may be one of the factors. #industrialAI #EconomicGrowth [URL]
19/09/2021 10:48:03 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
We provide support through all stages of development and help you with the realization of your idea, from the first concept to the final product. We assist you - no matter if you're a newcomer or an expert. You are interested? [URL] [Go to tweet]

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19/09/2021 08:00:38 - I4MS -@I4MS_Europe
Europe
I4MS Going to Market Alliance I4MS-Go I4MS4Ts
🏆3d call for I4MS Disruptors award | 🚀 Be a DISRUPTOR – show the world how you can solve existing manufacturing challenges! 📅 From 24/05 to 08/10 👉 Apply here: [URL] #SME #Midcaps #Award #ICT@L4MS_EU #AMable #MIDIH @CloudiFacturing [Go to tweet]

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18/09/2021 10:48:03 - AMable -@amable_eu
AdditiveManufacturABLE AMable
Immersive design and CAD Packages enable you to experiment with design variants of your product which are close to reality. Surface properties of materials are taken into regard, as well as specialities of machine types. [URL] [Go to tweet]

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17/09/2021 13:40:47 - CoLLaboratE Project H2020 -@collaborate_eu
Co-production CeLL performing Human-Robot Collaborative AssEmbly CoLLaboratE
Learn about our #humanrobotcollaboration cluster below! [URL]
News
Pathways to Energy Efficient Manufacturing workshop at Sustainable Places 2021

On the 28th of September, the DENiM team will lead a virtual cross project collaboration involving four H2020 projects funded under the FoF-09-2020 programme (DENiM, EnerMan, Ecofact & ECO2MATION) as part of the sustainable places conference taking place between 28th Sept – Oct 1st in Rome (Physical & Virtually)

The virtual workshop will take place on the 28th Sept 15:30 CET, please attend to join the community and share your views and experience through interactive sessions to help industry define clear pathways to achieve energy efficient manufacturing. 

The workshop is free but registration is required, here is the invitation link, this will require you to create a profile on the conference platform (how to article here) 

AGENDA

  • Introduction
  • Project Overview & Challenge Perspective
    • DENiM
    • ENERMAN
    • ECOFACT
    • E2COMATION
  • Interactive/Virtual White Boarding session
    • Review/capture synergies across projects (Miro activity)
    • Round table discussion on barriers, challenges and opportunities covering (Miro activity)
    • Pathway Setting: Rank opportunities/next steps as to where industry needs to go to continue to address the energy efficiency (Miro activity)

 

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Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing: Integradde´s video is out now!

This video shows how the Integradde´s Digital Thread for Additive Manufacturing works step by step and how it has been validated in 4 Pilot Lines across Europe in real manufacturing conditions!

Watch the Integradde´s video here!

Would you like to implement Additive Manufacturing in your production processes at no cost? Apply to Integradde´s Expression of Interest!

European SMEs and MidCaps willing to implement Additive Manufacturing in their production processes are called to participate in the Integradde´s Expression of Interest (EOI). The selected winners will access the expertise and services (valued in 20K/service) provided by Integradde´s Open Pilot Network AT NO COST!

Make sure to submit your application before September 30th: https://expression-of-interest-integradde.fundingbox.com/

Learn how to build a winning application: Join us on September 8th at 11:00 for the Integradde´s EOI Infoday!
We have some tips for you to help you build a winning application! Join us at the Integradde´s EOI Infoday that will take place on September 8th at 11:00 CEST where we will address some frequently asked questions about the process and useful guidelines to make an outstanding application also, if you have some other questions or doubts this is the time for you to take the stage and get answers!

Save your seat and register for the EOI Infoday here!

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The first Open Call for i4Trust is now open!

i4Trust  launched the first of two open calls to select up to 16 Bottom-up Experiments that seek to implement experiments that demonstrate how already existing processes can be improved or new innovative services can be created by means of sharing data among multiple companies using i4Trust.

Deadline for submission: 6th September 2021 (14:00, CEST)

APPLY NOW!

We are looking for consortia composed of SMEs/slightly bigger companies (minimum 3) and 1 DIH registered in any of the following countries: 

Selected beneficiaries will become part of a customized 9-month i4Trust Data Sharing Mentoring Program, which includes:

  • Refinement of the proposed Use-Case definition
  • Mentoring support for workforce re/up-skilling
  • Mentoring support on legal, operational, technical and business matters
  • Support on i4Trust technologies (building blocks)
  • Funding as a lump sum, ranging from €72,000 to €120,000 per consortium

Visit our website to find more info i4Trust Open Call site  and  join i4Trust community

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Integradde´s Expression of Interest is open as from today (June 1st)

The INTEGRADDE project launched today (June 1st) an Expression of Interest (EOI) Call, oriented to European SMEs and Midcaps willing to implement Advanced Manufacturing solutions in their production process. 

The call will be open from June 1st until September 30th and will select 5 companies to receive selected services (such as Free-Trials) from the ‘Network of Open Pilots Lines’ Catalogue of Services. 

The Expression of Interest will choose 5 beneficiaries which will receive services from the ‘Network of Open Pilots Lines’ catalogue of services. The open pilot line network is made of four RTOs, each of them providing different schemes and AM processes:

  • AIMEN Technology Centre: owning different robot-based cells for LMD-powder (LMD-p).
  • WEST: owning different robot-based cells for WAAM and LMD-wire (LMD-w).
  • CEA: provides access to robot-based workstation for WAAM and different equipment for inspection of AM components.
  • IREPA: owning CNC-based cells for LMD-p and robot-based LMD-w with capability to process Titanium.

One additional beneficiary will receive these services from MX3D, the innovation leader in 3D metal printing and partner of INTEGRADDE.

The entire application process is carried out through the open call management site hosted at Fundingbox, while the information about the EOI is published in the Integradde community (make sure to join!)

Check the Guide For Applicants for information on the requirements for participation and the detailed free services the winners will get in the link below and APPLY NOW!

GET ALL THE INFORMATION AND START YOUR APPLICATION HERE! 

 

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“ROS drivers suite” for COMAU robots

ROS, which stands for Robotic Operating System, is an open-source robotics middleware. Nowadays, it is increasingly being used in research as well as industrial applications due to the flexibility it offers. ROS provides peer-to-peer communication among various devices, is lightweight and supports multiple programming languages.

SHERLOCK consists of 19 hardware and software modules. Following a versatile approach, communication among the modules is being achieved via ROS, either using existing ROS interfaces or building them from scratch.

In this context, LMS developed the necessary drivers that provide ROS support for the COMAU AURA and Racer5L cobots, enabling their communication with the rest of the SHERLOCK ecosystem.

The developed “ROS drivers suite” offers the following main features:

  1. Asynchronous robot control
  2. I/O control
  3. Fieldbus control
  4. Synchronous robot control (sensor tracking)

Asynchronous robot control: The robot publishes its state to the ROS driver with a frequency of 100Hz. During this operation, two ROS action servers are responsible for moving the robot, one for joint space trajectories and one for cartesian space trajectories. The desired trajectory is sent from the ROS application (e.g., MoveIt) as a goal for the robot. Functionalities such as validation that the goal is inside the robot limits and that it is ready to receive a new goal are also implemented.

I/O control: This part of the “ROS drivers suite” is responsible to enable/disable the hard-wired I/Os of the robot. A dedicated ROS service offers control over the physical of virtual GPIO pins of the controller while providing feedback regarding their state.

Fieldbus control: This part of the “ROS drivers suite” is responsible to control devices connected to the robot controller via Fieldbus (PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Ethernet IP), as well as monitor their state.

Synchronous robot control (sensor tracking): The difference of the synchronous robot control compared to the asynchronous one is that in the synchronous control, the robot is correcting its trajectory in real-time based on feedback received from dedicated sensors (force/torque sensors, vision systems etc.) The control loop frequency can be as high as 500 Hz, ensuring quick and smooth corrections. The user (ROS application) can move from asynchronous to synchronous robot control mode at any time.

“ROS drivers suite” includes two more applications. The “COMAU robot simulator” which allows the user to perform a simulation for a given application without the need of a physical robot, and the “MoveIt interface” which enables the on-the-fly trajectory planning (either in physical or virtual application).

It is worth noting that, apart from the AURA and the Racer5L robots, this “ROS drivers suite” supports a variety of COMAU robots that use the C5G controller, such as NJ4 110-2.2, NJ4 170-2.9, NJ 220-2.7, Racer 5-0.80, Racer 7-1.4.

For more information, you may visit the website of the project.

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COMAU Racer5 Cobot released to the market!

SHERLOCK is pleased to announce the first, early, commercially exploitable result of the project, COMAU Racer5 Cobot, a new paradigm in collaborative robotics, designed and commercialized by COMAU.

COMAU, a well-known Italian robotics manufacturer and industrial partner of SHERLOCK, just released to the market their newly developed low-payload collaborative robot.

Driven by the requirements of the industrial use cases of SHERLOCK, aligned with the market needs, COMAU developed within the project a low payload collaborative robot with payload of 5Kg.

It is currently the only collaborative robot able to automatically switch from industrial robot speed to collaborative speed. This feature allows it to work in full -industrial- speed when the operator is far away from the robot while reducing its speed to lower -collaborative- speed when the operator enters its working area.  Thus, increased flexibility and productivity, as well as reduction of cycle time, can be achieved.

Moreover, Racer5 cobot offers an intuitive, non-intrusive programming framework. The operator is able to effortlessly move the end effector and teach robot motion using hand guidance.

Racer5 cobot is a certified product, complying with all the safety derivatives relevant with human-robot collaboration.

For more information, you may visit our website.

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ConnectedFactories digital information pack - edition 1

Have a look at the first edition of the ConnectedFactories digital information pack - here!

It is a short sum-up of the last public events, deliverables and call for cases. Feel free to share it among your community!

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Publication “RECLAIM: Toward a New Era of Refurbishment and Remanufacturing of Industrial Equipment”

RECLAIM presents a new idea on refurbishment and remanufacturing based on big data analytics, machine learning, predictive analytics, and optimisation models using deep learning techniques and digital twin models with the aim of enabling the stakeholders to make informed decisions about whether to remanufacture, upgrade, or repair heavy machinery that is toward its end-of-life.

This publication in the Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence shows how the integration of RECLAIM technological solutions into industrial environments can lead to industries having an extra economic income from the extended lifetime of manufacturing systems and their components, which can be achieved by adopting refurbishment and remanufacturing solutions.

Get more details about the content and download the paper in our project website here!

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UPTIME Newsletter - March 2021 edition

Welcome to the 8th edition of the UPTIME Newsletter.

The UPTIME project has officially ended in February 2021. After 3,5 years of research and development, the UPTIME Platform is ready now for the market. The UPTIME consortium has defined a concrete go-to-market strategy to optimize the impact of the UPTIME Platform on the market and maximize its chances of success. The consortium feels this is the right time to launch a new solution for predictive maintenance with all of the advanced features the UPTIME Platform and its substituent components offer.

UPTIME proposes a differentiating value proposition, and its business model offers enough flexibility to reach a wide range of companies of different size and type. The market-oriented website – www.uptime-predictive-maintenance.com – with clear key messages and its demo-space is a good tool to get new leads and will be further built upon and utilized going forward in the exploitation activities. An adoption methodology for UPTIME deployment has been also created according to the successful deployment in the three business cases and is introduced in this Newsletter.

The consortium plans to drive forward the convergence of the UPTIME Platform with Industry 4.0 standards and beyond that, to address the issues that are beginning to be championed under the banner of Industry 5.0.

A strong foundation has been laid for the convergence with Industry 4.0 in the full compliance of the UPTIME Platform with the RAMI 4.0 reference architecture and addressing Asset Administration Shell (AAS) interoperability. The next step is to realise the AAS interface more fully and establish the UPTIME Platform as a Digital Twin for asset maintenance.

Events such as the 2nd UPTIME showcase event will be repeated since they proved extremely helpful in overcoming constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, however a live and in-person event will be organized as soon as possible in the post-project commercial phase. As a first step, UPTIME will be hosted by BIBA at Digital Hannover Messe event, which will take place from 12 – 16 April 2021. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us virtually at this event. You can register your participation free of charge using the ticket code “CVJVm” through this link.

On a wider scale, the cooperation begun in the framework of the ForeSee cluster will also be maintained by the UPTIME partners, to contribute in the implementation of its structured Predictive Maintenance roadmap and to have a greater impact on standards and production of commons for European industry, which will shape the access to the new market of maintenance, which is key for the industry of the future.

A full newsletter is available: https://www.uptime-h2020.eu/index.php/2021/03/31/uptime-8th-newsletter-edition-03-2021/

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Registration is now open for INTEGRADDE Online trainings!

Join the INTEGRADDE training sessions: Additive Manufacturing for Manufacturers and Final Users

The INTEGRADDE consortia has come together to offer you a 2-part online training session on June 25th and July 2nd on Additive Manufacturing.

This is an optimal way of transferring the knowledge and know-how obtained through the development of the project activities to the entire sector, including academia, professionals and public authorities.

The main objectives of these trainings are, on one hand, present the benefits for the industry of the technologies developed within project and, on the other hand, boost the acceptance and integration of the project results in the Advanced Manufacturing value chain.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for entities and professionals in the sector to get first-hand information on how to apply these technologies, gain confidence about their use and stay at the forefront of the industry´s future. 

On the agenda: 

The first session will take place on June 25th and will be oriented to manufacturers. The main topics covered will be:

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Material procurement
  • Process with focus on WAAM and Laser
  • Post processing

The second session will take place on July 2nd and will be oriented to final users. The main topics covered will be:

  • General introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Market of Additive Manufacturing and expectations 
  • Modelling 
  • HSE (Health, safety and environmental protection in the manufacturing sector)
  • Standardization 
  • Quality and Certification 

Both sessions, organised by Bureau Veritas, will be taught by experts from top-level organisations and companies, among them:

  • ESI Group 
  • MX3D 
  • German Institute for Standardization (DIN)
  • AIMEN Technology Centre
  • Bureau Veritas Group
  • Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation at University of Patras

Do not miss this opportuniy and BOOK YOUR TICKET here!

Join the INTEGRADDE community for more events and opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing. 

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Call for Papers (ETFA 2021): Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of machinery in CPPSs

The RECLAIM special session at ETFA, the 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (7-10 September 2021 in Sweden) provides researchers and practitioners from the industry with a platform to report on recent advances and developments as technological enablers supporting value retention throughout the industrial equipment lifecycle.

Call for proposals | Submit your paper

  • Submission deadline: (regular papers) extended to 7 May! | (Work-in-progress/Industry practice papers) 13 May
  • Acceptance notification: June 10
  • Deadline for final manuscripts: June 17

Topics include (but not limited to):

  • Big data analytics, predictive analytics, and optimisation models using deep learning techniques, and digital twin models.
  • Models for informed decision about whether refurbish, remanufacture, upgrade, or repair machinery that is towards its end-of-life.
  • Technologies and strategies to support a new paradigm for refurbishment and remanufacturing of industrial equipment in factories.
  • New concepts and strategies for repair and equipment upgrade and factory layouts’ redesign.
  • Optimal refurbishment and re-manufacturing of electromechanical machines and robotics systems.
  • IoT sensors, novel prediction, and process optimisation techniques to offer machine lifetime extension.
  • Innovative fog computing and augmented reality techniques combined with enhanced health monitoring and failure inspection and diagnosis.
  • Approaches for the servicing and upgrading of legacy equipment evaluation and demonstration of approaches in real industrial environments.

More info: Refurbishment and re-manufacturing of machinery in Cyber-Physical Production Systems 

 

About the EU project RECLAIM (H2020): RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipment: Manufacturing is a pillar of innovation and growth for Europe, but outdated machinery and unplanned downtime can cause significant losses for companies and employees. RECLAIM provides techniques, strategies, and decision-making tools to reduce machine obsolescence, improve predictive maintenance and upgrade legacy machines. The project partners will demonstrate the advantages of high-tech refurbishment and reuse of large production equipment and lines in 5 industrial sites across sectors – welding, woodwork, textiles, robotics/white goods and footwear, and initiate replication in further sectors. Don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Digital twins for manufacturing: EU innovation Project DIGITbrain will give SMEs easy access to digital twins through Open Call

DIGITbrain Project, which is funded by the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020, aims to enable small and medium-sized European manufacturing companies (SMEs & mid-caps) to benefit from AI-based Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS). In its first Open Call from March 2021 to June 2021 the project will accept new applicants and support the implementation of seven industrial use cases in the field of manufacturing with up to 100K Euros.

DIGITbrain in a nutshell

The Digital Brain is a completely novel concept that extends the Digital Twin to cover the full lifecycle of industrial products and thereby expands it to a smart entity having analysis and decision support capabilities. By having access to on-demand data, models, algorithms, and resources for industrial products the "Digital Product Brain" will, enable their customisation and adaptation according to very individual conditions and thus, facilitate the implementation of Manufacturing as a Service for SMEs. This will not only accelerate adaptation of manufacturing and products to changing conditions, and enable personalized manufacturing in an affordable way, but also facilitate cost-effective distributed and localised production, allowing them to access advanced manufacturing facilities within their regions or to distribute their orders across different ones.

Apply for the project until the end of June 2021 with your industrial use case and join a Pan-European Team that helps solving it!

In its lifetime the project will implement 21 highly innovative experiments, each bringing together suitable manufacturing end-users, technology providers, research organisations, High Performance Computing providers or Digital Innovation Hubs, in order to implement an individual use case-based Digital Twin.

Who can apply?

Companies from the above mentioned groups, located in the EU, a Horizon 2020 associated country or the UK, can apply in one of the two Open Calls, with their specific use case. Experiments can cover all segments of the entire manufacturing sector, e.g. discrete manufacturing, continuous production or construction. In its first Open Call, open from 31st March 2021 to 30th June 2021, it will add 7 new experiments, eligible by up to 100K Euros each. The experiments will be integrated to a Digital Marketplace, which provides the necessary graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in view of configuring and monitoring the Digital Brain for an industrial-product instance and will handle the access rights to the Digital Brain’s instances.

The Project is funded by the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 under grant agreement number 952071 and currently composed of a consortium of 36 partners.

DIGITbrain Open Call Details:

  • DIGITbrain will be running 2 Open Calls for experiments all over Europe with a budget of: 1 400 000 € which you can apply to
    • 1st Open Call: From March 2021 to June 2021
    • 2nd Open Call: From March 2022 to June 2022
  • 7 application experiments will be accepted in every Open Call and receive
    • up to 100K Euros per experiment
    • up to 60K Euros (possible) per third party

DIGITbrain Open Call timeline

  • Opening date: March 31st, 2021 - 10:00h (CEST Time)
  • Proposal submission deadline: June 30th, 2021 - 17:00h (CEST Time)
  • Proposal evaluation phase: from June 30th to the end of September 2021
  • Announcement of accepted proposals: September 2021
  • Support throughout the process (application, design and implementation of the experiment) by the participating Digital Innovation Hubs.
  • Begin of implementation phase: October 2021
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ECSEL Industry4.E Lighthouse | Bringing Projects Together | Workshop

Today we bring together an exclusive group of experienced research and innovation project partners to get first-hand insight into the key exploitable results from projects including ECSEL Industry4.E and Horizon 2020 as we prepare for the Horizon Europe, Cluster 4, Digital Industry and Space, September call deadlines and future R&I collaboration opportunities together.

Time: 1200 – 1400 CET

Date: Thursday 11th of March 2021

Location: Microsoft Teams

The presentation and recording will be available here shorlty for further innovation and collaboration opportunities. 

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ConnectedFactories Cybersecurity Workshop - presentation and recordings are available

The ConnectedFactories Cybersecurity workshop took place on the 20 January 2020.  Presentation and recordings are available here: https://www.connectedfactories.eu/events/cybersecurity-workshoppresentations-and-recordings

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An Open Pilot Line at IREPA LASER

IREPA LASER is an industrial research and development company specialized in laser processes and materials, with a laser machine base including over 20 devices to support all companies in their needs.

The main service is to offer customers tailored industrial solutions to support them in their product development and manufacturing engineering projects. This service is focused on three main skill areas: Additive Manufacturing, surface functionalization and welding. IREPA LASER is also a laser training centre and can train individuals in the use of laser technology.

IREPA LASER is involved within INTEGRADDE project for the development of a new manufacturing methodology capable of ensuring the manufacturability, reliability and quality of a target metal component from initial product design via Direct Energy Deposition (DED) technologies. An open-pilot line will be implemented at IREPA LASER, which will allow a continuous validation and deployment of specific developments towards industrialization.

The general INTEGRADDE concept and end-to-end the solution is being deployed at IREPA facilities to test and review as early adopter of this manufacturing methodology. Data collected from different steps are implemented through the digital thread with the final aim to improve the quality of the parts manufactured.

The development of this concept uses of the equipment features of IREPA LASER.

A machine is dedicated to DED-powder (MAGIC system) with 2 lasers (IPG YLR500, and IPG DLR2000), the original MacroCLAD head from IREPA LASER, and a powder feeder from MEDICOAT.

A new hardware has been recently implemented at IREPA LASER. This new robotic system consists of 2 robots, one of which is installed on a linear 5m axis, a rotary table able to support 3T. 2 fibre lasers (IPG laser YLS) bring their laser beam to the DED-powder and DED-wire heads. Profinet network is used to connect and control all this equipment. This novel machine has been designed in order to work on a large scale parts (up to 5m long), with the selected two processes: DED-powder and DED-wire.

Using previous existing LMD-p infrastructure, several developments on process window development, monitoring and control have been carried out. Particularly, efforts have been focused on data collection from CNC and image-based process monitoring information. Data are collected from process sensors (such as image-based data from an NIT camera, temperature) and CNC positions synchronously during the additive manufacturing process. These datasets have been processed, in collaboration with AIMEN, NIT, ATOS and CEA, to generate a 3D representation of the parts being built.

Concerning the digital thread, IREPA has recently migrated on a new CAD-CAM software: SIEMENS NX with the ‘multiaxis deposition module’ for DED machine programming. In collaboration with the partner ‘University of Coimbra’, the use of the AML format in development.

Process development is carried out by using the two DED processes: DED-p and DED-w.

Concerning the DED-w, the PRECITEC Head named ‘Coax Printer’ is used. The upgraded version of this head has been recently received and implemented. It allows recording the interaction between beam-wire-substrate during the deposition with a coaxial vision in order to get more data for the control process.

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ForeSee WEBINAR - Application of #Standards by factories of the future for Predictive Maintenance

ForeSee WEBINAR - Application of Standards by factories of the future for Predictive Maintenance

When? January 28th from 4.30 pm CET

Topic: Best practices for standardisation activities and improvements for industrial IoT and smart manufacturing

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3c7yywY

Further information at this link: http://foresee-cluster.eu/

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UPTIME Newsletter - November 2020 edition

Welcome to the 7th edition of the UPTIME Newsletter.

The UPTIME project has entered the final phase. The prototype of the UPTIME Platform has been deployed into the three industrial business cases in its final configuration.

The UPTIME Platform gives you a competitive advantage by empowering everyone involved in your maintenance activities. Operational staff and managers benefit from real-time visualization of asset conditions, correlation analyses and accurate predictions. Maintenance managers benefit from actionable plans based on accurate predictions, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. All stakeholders gain valuable insights into the data thanks to intuitive, customizable visualization. In this edition, we gladly present you 10 main added-values of UPTIME Platform perceived by our industrial end-users.

In addition to the six main components of the UPTIME Platform introduced in the previous newsletters, in this issue, we are proud to announce the UPTIME Workers’ Mobile Application, which helps workers on the shop floor stay up-to-date in real-time about their maintenance tasks.

A full newsletter is available: https://www.uptime-h2020.eu/index.php/2020/11/20/uptime-7th-newsletter-edition-11-2020/

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UPTIME 3rd Live Webinar: Predictive Maintenance: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Aviation Industry - 10 Dec 2020

REGISTRATION

Date: Thu, 10 December 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 CET

The UPTIME 3rd Webinar will address benefits of predictive maintenance in a highly complex transportation asset operations deployed in the aviation industry. UPTIME Partner from FFT Produktionssyteme GmbH & Co. KG will share his experiences, challenges and some lessons learnt from the implementation of the UPTIME Platform in the FFT use case.

The use case focusses on one specific production logistics asset used in the aviation industry, so-called “jig” for the transport of wing covers of commercial aircraft. The reliability of production logistics assets is a critical cost factor in the production of high-value products such as aircraft and needs to be considered along with the reliability of other production equipment to ensure a timely, cost-effective and high-quality production processes. Due to the critical nature of the deployment of these assets, the requirements are both technically and organisationally very high. The need has arisen to increase efficiency in maintenance execution as well as in reporting to the client, who in most of our projects is responsible for the logistics coordination of their assets.

The web seminar is free of charge, dedicated to people who want to learn and see a concrete implementation of the UPTIME Predictive Maintenance Platform in a real business case. It is interactive, where you have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts panel and we are happy to receive your feedback.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

 
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Registration is now open - Cybersecurity workshop: 20 January 2020

We kindly invite you to register for the Cybersecurity workshop on the 20 January 2020 organised by ConnectedFactories 2.

                                              Register here and download the agenda

The online workshop will provide an insight into the recent developments of projects that focus on cybersecurity in manufacturing:  SeCoIIA and COLLABS project. 

It will also provide an insight into how cybersecurity aspects are addressed in other projects that focus on the digitalisation of manufacturing and the deployment of digital platforms (see https://www.connectedfactories.eu/origin-project-and-outreach ).     

Have a look also at the presentation on CyberSecurity Related Standards by Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC (recording & presentation) from the recent ConnectedFactories Webinar on Standards for digital manufacturing.

 

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ESSIAL video pitch at the Rev3 Energy Day

ESSIAL has been selected to participate in the Rev3 Energy Day (2 December 2020, online) with a video pitch presenting the project followed by a round table with the coordinator. 

The Rev3 Energy Day will take place on 2 December 2020, from 16:00 to 19:00 online. This annual event, organised by the Energy Pole and the MEDEE Cluster, aims at bringing together research and industry. Its objective is to raise compagnies' awareness of the energy research work carried out in the Hauts-de-France Region (Northern France) and to encourage the emergence of new collaborative projects.

In this context, ESSIAL has been selected to present the project through a 4-minute video pitch. The video (online soon) highlights the technical, economic and environmental impact of the project, as well as its applications. The pitch will be followed by a round table discussion with ESSIAL coordinator Olivier Maloberti (ESIEE Amiens).

Free registration here.

The event will be held in French

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Standardization in INTEGRADDE

In research projects, especially when public funding is provided, the effective, economic usability of the results is increasingly in the focus. Research projects must therefore be holistically and long-term oriented. For this purpose, DIN offers many years of expertise to provide optimum support for the market transfer and dissemination of innovative results from research and development.

In INTEGRADDE, DIN is the partner for questions concerning standardization. DIN coordinates the standardization activities of the project. These activities comprise the knowledge transfer regarding standardization, the development of an overview of the current standardization landscape in the subject area AM as well as the development of accompanying standardization measures.

To foster the knowledge transfer a special standardization training was developed aiming to enable the project partners to develop and pursue joint standardization activities.

The overview of the current standardization landscape provides a detailed research on relevant standardization committees and corresponding standards.

In the case of INTEGRADDE, it quickly became clear that ISO/TC 261 "Additive Manufacturing" is trend-setting in AM and that close cooperation should be targeted.

Due to the very different knowledge base in INTEGRADDE about standardization DIN has developed a standardization training especially for the INTEGRADDE project. The aim of the training was to provide knowledge enabling the project partners to develop and pursue joint standardization activities. Furthermore, the training emphasizes the high relevance of standardization for AM and is meant to motivate the project partners to follow current developments in standardization committees as well as to document and disseminate the knowledge acquired in INTEGRADDE in the long term. The training is divided into the following five chapters: Meaning, structure, integration, AM, follow-up. Each chapter has its own conclusion with the most important information in order to realize an easy understanding and the highest possible absorption of the knowledge.

The training provides information on why it is important to push the issue of standardization both from the beginning and continuously and what the benefits of standardization are. This is followed by an explanation of the basic principles of the working method and the underlying process. The third chapter presents the possibilities for participation and gives an assessment of the resources required for participation.

In the chapter specifically focusing on AM, the most important standards are listed and the standards research carried out is explained. In addition, the structure of the standardization committees in the area of AM is explained before finally reaching a conclusion with the most essential information.

 

After these cornerstones were laid, the actual standardization started. Challenges faced by the project partners due to gaps in standardization were assessed with the help of a two day workshop. On day one the project partners were asked to position themselves within the INTEGRADDE process as well as to identify and to prioritize current challenges with regard to standardization. On the second day of the workshop the challenges were compared to current and planned standardization projects of ISO/TC 261. These comparisons have been discussed and it was determined in which projects INTEGRADDE should participate or comment. The following key issues of INTEGRADDE for standardization could be identified: 

·        Digital thread

·        Quality assessment (operator, machines, process)

·        Software interoperability

·        Process safety

·        Testing (software, non-destructive, destructive)

·        Properties(feedstock conditions, material, finished parts (e.g. defects))

·        Design methods

·        Terminology

Based on these results a common standardization strategy for the INTEGRADDE project has been prepared. Especially the standardization idea of the "digital thread" for which there is currently no current or planned standardization project is of great importance for the INTEGRADDE project. For this reason, the project is currently striving for close cooperation with ISO/TC 261/WG 4 "Data and Design". With the development of the standardization strategy, an important milestone was accomplished regarding standardization. The further implementation of this strategy will be coordinated and supported by DIN.

As steps in standardization DIN will continue to pursue a close collaboration between the standardization bodies and INTEGRADDE.  One step will be to contribute to the assessed standardization projects. DIN further will identify the responsible groups within ISO/TC 261 for the remaining standardization ideas and check how these can be addressed best.

http://www.integraddeproject.eu/590/standardization_in_integradde

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1st iQonic funded paper published by Brunel University London

We are happy to announce our first iQonic funded paper published by Brunel University London. The publication is a comprehensive review article that highlights the importance of automatic optical inspection in electronics industry.

The article is available in the following link.

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Digitalization of Manufacturing: Building the ecosystem for a smart and sustainable future

The Digitalization of Manufacturing: Building the ecosystem for a smart and sustainable future event is on the 12sd of November 2020, within the framework of the 2020 edition of the World Manufacturing Forum. It is co-organized by Smart Anything Everywhere, Politecnico di Milano, MADE Competence Center and DIH Lombardia.

This event will bring together European, national and regional initiatives aimed at boosting the digital transformation of manufacturing, to share available opportunities and good practices, and discuss about synergies to work together.
The audience will find out about technologies, funding and collaboration opportunities offered by the “Smart Anything Everywhere” European Initiative to foster the digitalization of SMEs and midcaps. Moreover, the audience will have the opportunity to get lessons learnt and recommendations about the on-going development of the European Digital Innovation Hubs Network building bridges between the European and the local level.

Register here and join the event live to interact with the speakers.

Find the full programme - here

 
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Presentations and recordings available - 'Standards for Digital Manufacturing Webinar' - 20 October 2020

The presentations and recording are available here.

You are also invited to follow the ConnectedFactories2 project and other projects of your interest via the EFFRA Innovation Portal’s weekly digest functionality , you can find out more information on how to do this here: https://www.connectedfactories.eu/follow-connectedfactories-effra-innovation-portal-weekly-digest

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Join the iPRODUCE event | The Social Manufacturing Paradigm: co-creating with manufacturers, makerspaces and consumers

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In recent years, every day citizens have had an increasing amount of opportunities to actively participate, contribute and decide in different areas and contexts. Although these opportunities are still emerging, the manufacturing industry is no exception to this paradigm.

The objective of the online event – The Social Manufacturing Paradigm: co-creating with manufacturers, makerspaces and consumers – is to highlight the role of makers and consumers in the social manufacturing landscape, which promotes the participation among individuals and the industry in the production of consumer goods.

This framework will be made based on the activities being carried out within the iPRODUCE project. The presentations will focus on highlighting the main requirements and challenges faced by consumers and the industry and technologies that are available to facilitate a collaborative manufacturing environment. Invited speakers will showcase ongoing work and existing practices within the domain of social manufacturing. Finally, a virtual round table will provide the audience with an opportunity to engage and manufacture a fruitful and interactive discussion.

Preliminary agenda:
09h30 | Virtual hello and welcome
09h45 | Introduction of iPRODUCE
10h00 | The social manufacturing paradigm: needs, practices and tools
10h30 | Keynote 01
11h00 | Break
11h15 | Keynote 02
11h45 | Presentations from iPRODUCE collaborations
12h15 | Virtual round table
12h45 | Wrap up and end of event


More information on the iPRODUCE website

:: REGISTER NOW! ::

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Industry4.E Lighthouse Newsletter - August

See the Industry4.E Lighthouse newsletter here https://mailchi.mp/1ed66f7454cd/industry4e-e-newsletter-issue-one

Please subscribe to receive future newsletters directly

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2nd Newsletter of iQonic

The 2nd newsletter of iQonic project has been published!

Click the link to find out information about iQonic Use Cases and key extracts from our recent participation at SPIE. Photonics West.  

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Predictive Maintenance: European success stories - 1st ForeSee webinar

On September 24th join the #ForeSee cluster for the 1st #webinar on"Predictive Maintenance: European success stories"!

We'll talk about Platforms and Microservices for manufacturing operations with Prof Sotiris Makris & Kosmas Alexopoulos from the University of Patras and we’ll present @WhirlpoolCorp & @IDEKO demonstrations!

Register for participating: https://www.crit-research.it/en/eventi/predictive-maintenance-webinar-series-european-success-stories/ https://www.crit-research.it/en/eventi/predictive-maintenance-webinar-series-european-success-stories/

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TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IQONIC ARCHITECTURE FOR ZERO-DEFECT MANUFACTURING OF OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

The 1st phase (M1-M18) of the iQonic project has just concluded with the 1st Review Meeting with the Project Officer and Monitor. After the collection of requirements, the identification of optoelectronic functionalities and the development of the HW and SW solutions that will compose the iQonic architecture for the zero-defect manufacturing of opto-electronic components, the main technologies and methodologies are now ready for the testing, validation and integration in relevant use-case scenarios.

In the first phase of the iQonic R&D activities, the needs and expectation of the consortium as well as of project’s stakeholders were closely observed and extracted from the project use-cases – ALPES LASER, PRIMA ELECTRO, FILAR OPTOMATERIALS and BRIGHTERWAVE. These results have been collected in a detailed list of technical and non-technical requirements and specifications. Moreover, optoelectronic functionalities for each use case, the generic development frameworks for the assembly processes and the data input and output points in the process chain were defined.

This enabled the development and laboratory testing of the iQonic HW and SW technologies, including the iQonic sensorial network, adaptive optics and electronic nose for evaluation of materials, smart grasping robotic for flexible handling and the Knowledge Based System. In parallel with technical development, a set of innovation management activities took place aiming to develop the roadmap to introduce the iQonic technology to the market, after the end of the project.

In the next months, these technologies will be integrated in the iQonic optoelectronics manufacturing architecture and together with the definition of defect detection and classification techniques – 3D imaging methodologies and smart tagging, defect severity evaluation and decision support systems (DSS), processes and tools for reuse or requalification – and defect management techniques – Predictive Maintenance functionalities: Cyber Physical System – CPS, end-of-life management, Reverse Supply Chain –  will pave the way towards zero-defect manufacturing of opto-electronics and photonics.

Eventually, starting from the project 2nd phase (M19-M30), iQonic solutions will be integrated and validated at the shop floor level in several demonstrators at iQonic end-users’ facilities. The full version of the press release can be found in iQonic website.

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Link to project news here

Please find all news on the project at https://www.emb3rs.eu/news/

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ESSIAL Virtual Technical Workshop - Andaltec

ESSIAL International Technical Workshop will take place online on 10 September 2020. This event is organised by ESSIAL's partner Andaltec (Centro Tecnológico del Plástico). This event was initially planned on 26 March 2020 at Andaltec Heaquarters in Martos (Jaén), Spain, but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Finally, the workshop will be organised virtually as a webinar

The workshop aims at presenting the project results and engage the stakeholders into personal interactions with the project participants. It is open to researchers, engineers and SMEs that may be interested in such a new technology.

Below, the programme of the workshop:

  • 10:00: Opening - José María Navarro, General Manager at Andaltec
  • 10:15: ESSIAL project presentation and laser welding process - Jesús Castillo, R&D engineer at Andaltec
  • 10:30: Electrical steel manufacturing process and microscopy analysis in ESSIAL project - Jean-Pierre Birat and Camille Pineau, consultants and researchers at IRT-M2P
  • 11:15: Break
  • 11:45: ln-line monitoring techniques and upscaling strategies to optimize the manufacturing time and costs - Anne Henrottin, R&D Engineer at Lasea
  • 12:30: Impact of local surface laser treatment on magnetic properties of grain-oriented silicon iron sheets - Manar Nesser, PhD student at UPJV in collaboration with ESIEE-Amiens
  • 13:15: End of the Webinar

Registration:

Registration is free of charge. You are just re­quired to send your contact data (company name. number of attendants and e-mail address) to jesus.castillo@andaltec.org. The participants will receive the information to access the Webinar platform upon registration. 

More information on the ESSIAL Website

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ForeSee Cluster Webinar Series

Predictive Maintenance: European success stories

The ForeSee Cluster has launched a series of webinars to discuss about the breakthrough Predictive Maintenance innovations achieved by its members.

Have a look at the program and subscribe to the 1st meeting to know more on our PdM solutions!

Program: http://foresee-cluster.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ForeSeeWebinarSeries.pdf

For further information on the initiative: https://www.z-bre4k.eu/news/foresee-cluster-webinar-series/

 

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Rossini’s recent advances in the cognitive layer for collaborative robot control - Press release

Please, find at this link the most recent updates on the Rossini project: https://www.rossini-project.com/news-and-events

 

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Find all NEWS and SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS here

Please find all project news here: https://www.etekina.eu/news/ and all Scientific Publications here: https://www.etekina.eu/scientific-publications/

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Find all news here

Please have a look here https://www.laser4surf.eu/news/ to find all news about the project. Thanks!

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KEY FACTOR MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES: HOW CAN WE MAKE A ROBOT LEARN FROM HUMANS?

HOW DOES A ROBOT LEARN HOW TO PERFORM A TASK NOWADAYS?

Since Henry Ford’s assembly lines, automation systems have been developed and integrated in the industry all over the world. Clear examples of this are Amazon’s automated warehouses or Coca-Cola’s dark sheds

While these examples are stunning, it is also true that nowadays, these robots need their own warehouses where no interaction with humans happens. Also, high qualified robotics engineers have to program them to perform the required repetitive tasks.

In the future, we imagine a world where anybody, without any prior knowledge in robotics, could buy a robot, set it in their workshop and start teaching the robot to perform some task interacting with the human workers. But, what should the robot learn? Welcome to the Movement Primitives.

WHAT ARE THE MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES?

Movement Primitives are the set models that represent the different type of actions the robot could do.These models will generate trajectories the robot should follow in order to perform a certain task.

Let’s assume we want a robot to learn to pick a certain object. Instead of programming the task, we can make the robot learn from human demonstrations. A human could move manually the robot arm to the object we want to pick several times while changing the object position and the robot will learn a model that represents that action. Afterwards, if the object is set in a completely new position, the robot will be able to generate a trajectory to pick this object.

MOVEMENT PRIMITIVES IN SHAREWORK

SHAREWORK project benefits from the use of Movement Primitives for task recognition and also prediction of human movement. Movement Primitives can represent the different type of motions the human does and so, they could be integrated as an additional feature for a task classification module. On the other side, Movement Primitives can provide a probabilistic prediction model about where the human is going to be, in order to improve the robot motion planners. 

During the SHAREWORK project, Context-Aware Movement Primitive Segmentation algorithms are going to be applied. The algorithm will be able to segment the recorded human motion online and learn the simplest blocks of which the human motion is built in order to solve a complex task

SHAREWORK project will use Movement Primitives for learning from human actions by understanding the worker’s behaviour and anticipating tasks 

These learned motion primitives are contextualised with the objects in the environment in order to adapt to the different positions the same object can be placed. Afterwards, these Movement Primitives will be used as the building blocks of the task classification algorithms.

These same Context-Aware Movement Primitives will provide a probabilistic prediction of the position of the human in the future. Mixed with robot motion planner, the robot will plan safer trajectories, avoiding the collision with the humans.

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ROBOTICS INTO HANDWORK MANUFACTURING: THE FIGURE OF THE TECHNOLOGY COACH FOR LEADING AN EFFECTIVE AND SMOOTH IMPLEMENTATION

THE NEW CHALLENGE OF ROBOTICS: TAKE OVER THE HANDWORK MANUFACTURING

The Robotic Industry is growing bigger day by day, launching on the market several advanced solutions which promise to revolutionise the way factories produce goods and assembly parts in a near future. As a result, also the expectations of Industry are constantly increasing and they look at robots as the definitive solution to save time (and, of course, money) and boost profits of their manufacturing companies.

The handwork manufacture is the new battlefield that robotics has begun to conquest in recent years, but despite this there is still a lot of room for improvement and expansion. In fact, while nowadays almost all the operators performing repetitive and simple tasks have been replaced with highly automated assembly lines, the same has not yet happened for handcraft. This is mainly due by the fact that manual labour requires such high skills and a human sensitivity that, at the moment, a robot cannot replace the operator in almost all the cases.

The automation of assembly lines based mainly on handwork are quite a challenge for the robotic industry due to the need of high skills and sensitivity

The solution that robotic producers have found to overcome this limit is the launch on the market of collaborative robots (also called cobots). Cobots aim to support handcrafts in the most repetitive, heaviest and uncomfortable tasks rather than completely replace them, allowing to preserve the high quality generated by manual labour and speeding up the productivity at the same time.

Unfortunately, the implementation of a robotic system into the production process is everything except easy and instantaneous and the benefits the robot could bring are not so obvious. In fact, the selection of proper components and a smooth integration are crucial to generate the positive impact on productivity, quality and operators’ working conditions which factory owners wish. And this is even more true for the implementation of collaborative robots into handwork manufacturing, where the system should reach high performance without neglecting the operator safety and the human acceptance.

Collaborative robots offer handcraft industries a support in repetitive and uncomfortable tasks for operators

Indeed, there is the need of an intermediary figure which could drive the end-user through the jungle of robotic products and serve as an interface between the salesman approach of suppliers and the concreteness of craftsmen undertaking in the workshop. This figure within Sharework project is commonly named as “Technology Coach”, and STAM is in charge of filling that role for one of the four use-cases, namely the assembly of rotary table in Goizper factory.

THE TECHNOLOGY COACH: NOT ONLY A MATTER OF DESIGN

If the role of the Technology Coach is essential in the implementation of a robotic system into production lines, it could be even crucial when we talk about the introduction of cobots supporting handcrafts because of the aforementioned reasons. But exactly, who the Technology Coach is? And what it is supposed to do?

Generally speaking, it is a work team with well-mixed competences which belongs to a high-tech company or a R&D center. Unlike suppliers or system integrators, the Technology Coach not only proposes the design of a tailored robotic cell, but they follow a holistic approach which involves the end-user to reinvent and redesign the workflow and the workshop layout of tomorrow in a better way.

The Technology Coach should listen and understand the needs and the objectives of the end-user. Satisfying these wishes and achieving these goals will be its main mission. Once an agreement is found, Technology Coach should select suitable commercial solution, get in touch with suppliers, design the robotic system, reinvent the workflow and reshape the layout if needed, install and test the solution.They should take care of the whole process of implementation of the robot into the shop floorfrom the definition of requirements to the commissioning and final test. This is an iterative and continuous process, some steps should be done several times until finding an equilibrium among the end-user expectations, the current robotic supply, the budget, the operator acceptance and well-being, the timing and so on.

Technology Coaches help industries in the implementation of new robotic systems, leading the whole innovation process matching he end-user’s demand in the most effective way

Most of the work of a Technology Coach can be done in its headquarters, using modern communication network to periodically update the end-user about the work progress. However, it is highly recommended to have a face-to-face with the end-user at the begin of the project, as well as to visit the shop floor and talk with operators working there to have a clear picture of the process.

The value added to the figure of the Technology Coach is to put at the stake all its set of cross-cutting competences and resources to satisfy the wishes of the end-user. Technical Coaching does not simply mean designing a robotic cell, but leading the whole innovation process of the manufacture, matching the robotic supply to the end-user’s demand in the most effective and smooth way.

THE SHAREWORK EXAMPLE: A COBOT FOR SUPPORTING THE MANUAL ASSEMBLY OF ROTARY TABLE

As mentioned before, STAM embodies the role of Technology Coach in Sharework project to support Goizper and coordinate partners contributions in the implementation of a collaborative robot system in their servo rotary table assembly area. As the assembly of these components requires a remarkable human sensitivity and manual skill, the main aim of Goizper is to delegate to the Sharework system the most heavy and repetitive tasks of the assembly, while preserving worker focus on the most skilled operations.

As first step, we worked together to select the most suitable tasks to be delegated to the cobot and to define in details each scenario. In order to have a complete and clear picture of the workshop and the process, we carried out a technical visit to the factory together with the consortium. We had the chance to directly experience the working conditions (e.g. spaces, loads, noise), as well as to talk in first person with the workers to collect their feedback.

Once the use-case was pretty defined, STAM began to serve as an interface among the end-user and the external world. Our role was double: on one hand we translated the requests of Goizper into requirements and clear specification to effectively communicate with commercial suppliers and with the multiple software developers involved in Sharework, each one focused on different specific tasks. And, vice versa, we collected feedbacks, requests and suggestions from all the different entities involved in the Sharework project to provide a unified vision to Goizper and to propose them a feasible human-robot collaborative solution that could meet their expectations.

For these purposes, 3D models and views (see the following pictures), as well as all the other visual medias, are very useful to finally put on paper the developed concept and allow other partners to understand it in an easy and clear manner.

It has been a long and iterative decisional process, but, in the end, we did it! We reached a final solution reinventing the rotary table assembly workflow to enhance the productivity, exalt the qualities of workers and safeguard their well-being.

However, our job is just starting out: we have to work hard in the next months to make this design on paper a concrete reality. Stay tuned!

 

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TRAVELLING TO GOIZPER 4.0 WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS ON BOARD

During the last years, Goizper’s mind has changed little by little, complementing new technology developments with the power transmission components portfolio. The obtained good results have certified that new technologies integration is the correct way to follow.

A STEP FORWARD BECOMING GOIZPER 4.0 

Goizper S. Coop. has already integrated several Industry 4.0 solutions related to its market products, such as smart-G, an IoT monitoring system integrated on mechanical components in order to predict failures. However, now Goizper has started a new era introducing Industry 4.0 solutions on its own shop floor in Antzuola, Basque Country (Spain).

On the one side, new machinery, such as milling and turning machines, are running in Goizper’s shop floor, with integrated IoT solutions and direct connection with the supplier (machine experts) through internet. On the other side, Goizper has decided to invest in new technologies on the manual assembly area, where operators’ ergonomic issues concern the company.

Conventional robots have never fit in the assembly area due to the flexibility degree that Goizper’s products assembly require and the high variety and low quantities of each reference. However, Goizper decided to go further and participate in Sharework project as we believe that collaborative robots will be able to provide the flexibility that Goizper’s assembly area needs. Within the project, Goizper Industrial will validate a new design of their workplace to introduce collaborative robots in their servo rotary table assembly area.

Several benefits are expected from Sharework project, including an improvement of ergonomics in the workplaceavoid work-related injuriesimprove the final quality of the product and a significant reduction of the assembly process’ cycle time.

OPERATORS’ ERGONOMICS CONDITIONS TO IMPROVE

A new way of introducing robotics into the workplace has risen with the development of collaborative robotics (Cobots), which allow the operator to share the assembly area with robots without the need to be separated by fences. Managers in Goizper think that Cobots introduction in the assembly line by means of Sharework project, will improve operators´ ergonomics conditions.

Power transmission components’ assembly, such as turning tables, request many manual adjustments applied by human force. Hence, some tasks could lead to back injuries or muscular pain in operators.

OPERATORS AND COBOTS, A SUCCESSFUL TEAM TO RISE PRODUCT QUALITY  

For sure, with the introduction of cobots for operators’ assistance, the quality of the assembled product will be higher. Obviously, automated processes provide a higher percentage of good parts compared to manual processes. In Sharework industrial scenario, bolts will be locked with the same torque in a repetitive and more precise tool than nowadays.

Goizper is eager to see how much the quality of their products is improved after cobots incorporation, during Sharework project.

SPEEDING UP THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS

Productivity is not the main goal of this technology integration; nevertheless, assembly cycle time is expected to be reduced due to the fast execution of UR10 Cobots. Within Sharework scenario, which will be applied to our servo rotary table assembly area, time reduction must provide a better lead time of the product and economic benefits.

THE SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES AT THE CENTER OF ALL THE OPERATION

As none of these new technology’s integration could run before ensuring human safety and make sure that all safety requirements in the shop floor are met, Goizper’s Human Resources Department – the bridge between the new technology and the human – is also closely participating in Sharework project.

Goizper, as one of Sharework’s project industrial scenarios, aims to use the collaboration robotics technology for assisting and helping operators in their daily tasks, such as handling heavy parts to the operator and passing them the correct part to be assembled or the tool to be used at the correct time. Under no circumstances the operator will be replaced by the collaborative robot but just another tool available to help for the operator, in addition to other technologies or devices already deployed in the assembly workplace.

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CEMBRE AND THE SHAREWORK PROJECT: A STORY ON COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS’ DEPLOYMENT IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING ASSEMBLY AREAS

The manufacturing industry is observing great changes in these years. Its radical evolution is due to the growing demand of the market, accompanied with an increase of variety. Both these characteristics force us to gain more flexibility, accuracy and efficiency in our production departments, together with a continuous cost reduction.

The industrial manufacturing applications have seen the introduction of a new category of robots – collaborative robots (or “cobots”) – designed to physically interact with humans in a shared environment, without the typical barriers or protective cages used in traditional robotic systems.

Our vision in Cembre S.p.A. is to take advantage from cobots and from the smart manufacturing as a whole in order to increase the service rate and improve the worker’s ergonomics. We think that human-robot collaboration (HRC) is prime for increasing both these factors and that Sharework EU project is fundamental for developing more knowledge about HRC, helping filling the gap between the robotic and the human worlds.

Cembre could have gone to full shop floor automation but we would have lost human flexibility. Collaborative robots provide a half way solution between the human and robotics world

THE INTRODUCTION OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS IN ADVANCED MACHINE TENDING

Cembre S.p.A., based in Brescia (Italy), is always eager to employ new methods or technologies that can support the development and the improvement of its entire production system. For this reason, the company constantly collaborates with universities, start-ups, research centres and others associations.

The Sharework project perfectly fits in this approach, since it will be pioneering in the employment of HRC using collaborative robots within manufacturing systems and, in general, in industrial operations.

The objectives we want to achieve are many.

  1. Gain flexibility in managing the machining of a large variety of parts without the need to develop expensive equipment and plan a long training for every new product that enters the shop floor.
  2. Employ our operators in more value-added tasks, such as inspections and process optimisation, and move non-value-added activities and repetitive task, such as motion or transportation, to the cobots.
  3. Increase operators’ ergonomics, which itself is one of our primary targets together with operator’s welfare and satisfaction. These latter should increase because the skills required to an operator will be brought to a higher level thus improving the interest for the job inside machining shop floor.
  4. In the long term, once the complete system will be deployed on the whole shop floor, we also expect a decrease in lead-time and quality losses.

SHAREWORK PROJECT DEPLOYMENT AT CEMBRE’S PLANT

We are currently implementing the Sharework project in the machining shop floor located in Brescia’s plant: production engineers, human resources and operators are all engaged. Most of them are new to this kind of projects and these technologies, aspects that makes Sharework especially challenging for the company. Regarding this, the contributions of the CNR, the Italian research centre, and of MCM, our technologic partner, are very important to us.

The role of people is fundamental to create deep connections between working conditions and technologies. In fact, one of the main challenges for the future is to understand how this new paradigm for the manufacturing systems could generate benefits to the entire production chain. Who if not humans could imagine this?

 

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UPTIME Newsletter - June 2020

Welcome to the 6th edition of the UPTIME Newsletter!

The UPTIME project has entered the evaluation phase. The prototype of the UPTIME Platform has been integrated into the three industrial business cases in its final configuration. In this edition, MAILLIS shares with us their first-hand experience and some lessons learned from the recent implementation of the UPTIME Platform in the MAILLIS Business Case, which deals with predictive maintenance in a cold rolling mill for the production of steel strapping.

In the previous newsletters, we introduced five of the UPTIME Platform’s main components. In this issue, we’ll present the last component prototype, UPTIME_VISUALIZE, which provides individual, customizable and configurable visualisation of data in a customer-oriented way. Its implementation in the MAILLIS Business Case is used as an example of how it works.

We have also been organising a series of webinars showcasing the main features of the UPTIME Platform including live demonstrations of their implementation in our industrial use cases. The first webinar on the implementation in the White Goods case was held on 19 March 2020. In case you missed it, you can find the webinar recording here.

The second webinar, “UPTIME Predictive Maintenance: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in the Steel Industry“, will take place on Thursday, 09 July 2020, 11:00 – 12:30 CEST. We hope you can join our webinar and look forward to interacting with you and getting your valuable feedback. To register and get more detailed information about the webinar, please click here.  We hope you enjoy our newsletter!

A full newsletter is available: https://www.uptime-h2020.eu/index.php/2020/06/26/uptime-6th-newsletter-edition-06-2020/

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CERTH explain their work in AI-enabled Cell-level perception methods

The objective of this task is to provide the envisaged robot with the ability to perceive the industrial environment so as to effectively collaborate with the humans and assist them with the Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) device recycling process. Towards this direction, CERTH recorded multiple recycling procedures of four WEEE devices, namely PC Towers, Microwave Ovens, Flat Panel Displays and Emergency Lamps, focusing on the human-robot collaboration aspect during the WEEE device disassembly, thus creating a WEEE device component detection dataset by manually annotating a number of the recorded frames.

Given this dataset, CERTH deployed state of the art Computer Vision methods utilizing Deep Learning techniques in order to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) capable of detecting the four WEEE devices as well as their respective components during the various stages of the disassembly process. Additionally, CERTH enhanced these methods by proposing an anchoring mechanism targeting specifically the detection of small objects.

https://www.hr-recycler.eu/certh-explains-their-work-in-ai-enabled-cell-level-perception-methods/

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Z-BRE4K Presentation video is online!

Have a look at Z-BRE4K presentation video and discover more on our Predictive Maintenance solutions!!

Link to: https://youtu.be/k1aZKtPpADQ

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EFFRA consultation Made In Europe Partnership

Currently, EFFRA carries out a consultation consisting of two main tracks.

  • One track aims at collecting the opinion of individual experts who respond on behalf of their organisation (or on behalf of a part of their organisation)

You can find more information about this consultation here.

  • The other track collects information from the perspective of finished or ongoing European Projects, in particular addressing Factories of the Future PPP projects, but not excluding other relevant projects.

You can find more information about this consultation here.

The deadline for the Made In Europe’s consultations is extended until 30 of June.

Stay up to date: https://www.effra.eu/made-in-europe-state-play

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UPTIME 2nd Live Webinar: Predictive Maintenance - Lessons Learned & Best Practices in Steel Industry - 9 July 2020

REGISTRATION

Date: Thu, 09 July 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 CEST

 

Are all of the maintenance activities performed at a certain period of time necessary or can maintenance intervals be expanded in order to reduce the economic impact?

The UPTIME 2nd Webinar will address the key questions above and illustrate benefits of predictive maintenance by a concrete implementation in the Steel Industry. MAILLIS business case dealing with cold rolling mill for the production of steel strapping will be presented and its implementation in the UPTIME Platform will be demonstrated.

It is of outmost importance for manufacturing to have their machine or a piece of equipment that can tell its current health status and the degree to which that status deviates from normal or healthy along with predictions about its future health state, as well as actions recommendations. UPTIME will allow machines to perform self-assessment, on the basis of which decision making can be significantly enabled, to anticipate planned intervention on machines, to reduce unexpected breakdowns and delay other interventions, thus save money and improve safety.

The webinar is free of charge, dedicated to people who want to learn and see a concrete implementation of the UPTIME Predictive Maintenance Platform in a real business case. It is interactive, where you have the opportunity to ask questions to the experts panel and we are happy to receive your feedback.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

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