Material Flexible production, development of physical and virtual test bed

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From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to Services through Product (solution oriented approach)

General description
The “servitization wave” of manufacturing has already spread out to the advanced countries and many leading high-capital investment sectors (e.g. aerospace and automotive) are already competing in the international markets providing to their customers a composition of services for product operation (e.g. maintenance, reliability, upgrades), and end-of-life use (e.g. re-manufacturing, recycling, disposal). Especially SMEs are trying to compete in the international markets with their niche solutions, adding innovative services to their value propositions. Such innovative business models are based on a dynamic network of companies, continuously moving and changing in order to afford more and more complex compositions of services. In such a context, there is a strong need to create distributed, adaptive, and interoperable virtual enterprise environments supporting these undergoing processes. In order to do so, new tools must be provided for enabling and fostering the dynamic composition of enterprise networks. In particular, SMEs call for tools and instruments which follow them in their continuously re-shaping process, enabling collaboration and communication among the different actors of the product-service value chains. New IPR methods are also needed.

Specifics for Project MATFLEX | Material Flexible production, development of physical and virtual test bed

Description Through international collaboration the test bed has been linked to three EU applications, of which two are approved.
Comments During the project, risk assessments were updated Mutual Learning when upscaling from lab to industrial production
 From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to Services through Product (solution oriented approach) Taxon title From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to Services through Product (solution oriented approach)
 Smart and functional materials Taxon description Capture of machine data through this inherent ‘smartness’ for communication between machines (for M2M), at factory level and through supply chains for a systems approach to manufacturing and meeting customer