Production equipment does not yet take full advantage of the benefits that new and advanced materials offer, and factories of the future will need more advanced equipment to meet the requirements for energy efficiency and environmental targets and to meet new demands for a connected world. The future will therefore see modern, lightweight, long-lasting/flexible and smart equipment able to produce current and future products for existing and new markets. There will be a step change in the construction of such equipment, leading to a sustainable manufacturing base able to deliver high added value products and customised production. Increased smartness in the manufacturing equipment also enables a systems approach with machines able to learn from each other and impacting on the human-machine interface.

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Title Ecosystem for Collaborative Manufacturing Processes _ Intra- and Interfactory Integration and Automation
Description Data and services have become the key factor in optimising manufacturing processes. The need to react to dynamically changing market demands is dramatically rising.
  Manufacturing Decision Support System I Result title Manufacturing Decision Support System I
  Manufacturing Decision Support System II Result title Manufacturing Decision Support System I
  Inter-factory pilot at KLEEMANN S.A., Greece Result description KLEEMANN operates in the manufacturing and the trading of complete lift systems.
  Digital Factory Model II Result comments Standards During  the  first  stages  of  the  Task  3.2  a  thoroughanalysis  of the existing  well-known  standards  related  to manufacturing
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Supply chain and value network efficiency Taxon description In turn this will imply maximising manufacturing efficiency by implementing, where adequate, automated, complex and precise manufacturing steps, which can be supported by advanced technologies and knowledge
  Human Machine Interfaces Comments Investigation of advanced HMIs for direct interaction with real-world objects.
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Title Scalable automation for flexible production systems
Description Most manufacturing lines are still under-optimized.
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ScalABLE4.0 (Scalable automation for flexible production systems) Result title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ScalABLE4.0 (Scalable automation for flexible production systems) Result description or Advanced Simulation tools) sharing a common integrated digital model of the manufacturing plant.
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Intelligent machinery components, actuators and end-effectors Taxon description This includes the introduction of smart actuators and the use of advanced end-effectors composed of passive and active materials.
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Description of Production Systems (SoPS) within smart manufacturing environments where individual production systems and the SoPS as a whole have hardware and software requirements to be addressed to achieve specific
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SAFIRE (Cloud-based Situational Analysis for Factories providing Real-time Reconfiguration Services) Result description Benefits such as novel combination of advanced technological solutions will bring considerable benefits to the three manufacturing companies in the project in terms of reducing time to market in building
  SAFIRE Electrolux pilot: Cloud-driven product optimization Result comments Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems
  SAFIRE OAS pilot: Optimisation of production processes and preventive maintenance activities Result comments Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems
  SAFIRE ONA pilot: Adaptive Machining Result comments Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication Taxon description In Digital Manufacturing Platforms this means the systems could be accessible only on premise, in the factory or for instance in the (private or public) cloud.
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Description control systems and propose an ever-growing market of innovative solutions for the design, engineering, production and maintenance of plants’ automation.
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Daedalus (Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS) Result description Today, the push by competition from eastern countries and the need to have manufacturing systems much more flexible and reconfigurable in face of the market volatility have drawn the attention towards
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Intelligent machinery components, actuators and end-effectors Taxon description This includes the introduction of smart actuators and the use of advanced end-effectors composed of passive and active materials.
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Description It will be open to third parties to add services for advanced analytics, simulation, or optimization etc.
  D5.8: Data access API & Reference data store (Final Release) Result description information stored in these legacy systems.
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Supply chain and value network efficiency Taxon description In turn this will imply maximising manufacturing efficiency by implementing, where adequate, automated, complex and precise manufacturing steps, which can be supported by advanced technologies and knowledge
  Cybersecurity Comments Some of the security mechanisms being developed in the project include: Advanced pairing-based cryptography (e.g., Attribute-Based Encryption-ABE), Semantic multi-aspect access and usage control, Security-aware
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Description The Manufacturing Apps will be developed with an Open Applications Development Kit (vf-OAK), freely provided to software developers, for rapid and cost effective deployment of advanced industrial applications
  vfOS - ID3.3a - FI-WARE Manufacturing Enablers(M12) Result title vfOS - ID3.3a - FI-WARE Manufacturing Enablers(M12)
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - vf-OS (Virtual Factory Open Operating System) Result description Factories are complex systems of systems and there is a need to develop a platform on which future manufacturing applications can be built.
  Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon title Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon description Innovative products and advanced materials (including nano-materials) are emerging but are not yet developing to their full advantage since robust manufacturing methods to deliver these products and materials Search keywords Advanced manufacturing
  Information and communication technologies Comments The Open vf-OS covers from the control device level, where information from the systems (IoT, CPS, embedded systems) is gathered, processed and empowered.
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Description a global player in the field of integrated energy solutions, specializing in the development, production and marketing of batteries and energy storage systems for industrial, advanced technology and consumer
  Augmented Reality wearable computing and gamification in manufacturing industries Result title Augmented Reality wearable computing and gamification in manufacturing industries
  DELIVERABLE D3.4 - Collaborative Platform for Work Process Support Result description More specifically the developments of SatisFactory will be demonstrated to three diverse shop floors from discrete manufacturing (COMAU), batch products manufacturing (SUNLIGHT Systems) and continuous
  iDSS-Decision Support System for Incident Detection and Maintenance in Industries Result comments Manufacturing
  Industry Oriented Gamification Tools Result comments Manufacturing
  Human Resources Workload Balancing Toolkit Result comments Manufacturing
  Augmented Reality Glasses Result comments Manufacturing
  "On-the-job" Training and Educational Platform Result comments Manufacturing
  DELIVERABLE D1.1 - User group definitions, end-user needs, requirement analysis and development guidelines Result comments Manufacturing
  INDUSTRIAL PILOT DEMONSTRATOR 1- CERTH/CPERI – Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute Result comments Manufacturing
  INDUSTRIAL PILOT DEMONSTRATOR 2 - SUNLIGHT – Battery Construction Industry Result comments Manufacturing
  INDUSTRIAL PILOT DEMONSTRATOR 3 - COMAU – Automotive Industry Result comments Manufacturing
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Condition and performance monitoring Taxon description Detecting, measuring and monitoring the variables, events and situations will increase the performance and reliability of manufacturing systems.
  Autonomous Smart Factories Comments Autonomy in factories is achieved by security systems that produce alerts and warnings, by training courses that does not require a trainer and by applications that signs daily jobs automatically
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Title Smart integrated Robotics system for SMEs controlled by Internet of Things based on dynamic manufacturing processes
Description HORSE aims to foster advanced manufacturing technology deployment by industries and especially SMEs.
  Software tool for modelling mixed-actor manufacturing processes Result title Software tool for modelling mixed-actor manufacturing processes Result comments Manufacturing
  Intuitive programming subsystem for robots and online, dynamic motion replanning Result description The local environment is captured with 3D perception systems and then transferred into a GPU-optimized environment model. Result comments Manufacturing
  Augmented Reality software for user assistance in a manufacturing work cell Result comments Manufacturing
  Multi-modal monitoring subsystem (classification algorithm for security and safety state based on machine learning methods) Result comments Manufacturing
  WFM middleware and related auxiliary modules Result comments Manufacturing
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Intelligent machinery components, actuators and end-effectors Taxon description This includes the introduction of smart actuators and the use of advanced end-effectors composed of passive and active materials.
  Flexibility Comments The whole value chain of SME suppliers and researchers are represented through Open Calls, to define new business models to promote, supply and operate advanced robotics systems, with dynamically controllable
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Title Resource-Efficient Factory Of Recyclable Manufacturing composite Components
Description However, methods of machining and assembly have been taken from traditional manufacturing processes and have not been optimised for composite production.
  Handbook and control system for laser assisted tape layup Result description An advanced control system and handbook for laser tape layup. This will be licensed to composite manufacturers and will reduce their capital costs and the energy used to cure resin.
  Waterjet models and parameters Result comments Manufacturing Waterjet manufacturing
  Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon title Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon description Innovative products and advanced materials (including nano-materials) are emerging but are not yet developing to their full advantage since robust manufacturing methods to deliver these products and materials Search keywords Advanced manufacturing
  Domain 1: Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon title Advanced manufacturing processes Search keywords Advanced manufacturing
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Description rich-media knowledge sharing/management (IC2), self-learning manufacturing workplaces (IC3) and in-situ mobile learning in the production (IC4).
  Periodic Reporting for period 2 - FACTS4WORKERS (Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories) Result description operations, manufacturing SMEs, universities and excellent research institutes.
  Requirements of workers and organisations Result comments result_rcn_EC deliverableType_EC Documents, reports Skills, training, new job profiles Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Occupational safety and health
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing systems
  Intelligent machinery components, actuators and end-effectors Taxon description This includes the introduction of smart actuators and the use of advanced end-effectors composed of passive and active materials.

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Title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - MovAiD (Movement Assisting Devices: Manufacturing of personalized Kineto-Dynamics parts and products for workers, elderly and children)
Description Investigation into advanced materials solutions to support the customisation of the MAD ? First iteration of MAD design specification and modelling & design tools ?
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Title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PARADDISE (A Productive, Affordable and Reliable solution for large scale manufacturing of metallic components by combining laser-based ADDItive and Subtractive processes
Description The main results expected in PARADDISE project are: 1) Monitoring and Closed loop control system for hybrid AM &SM manufacturing: 2) CAx Technologies for hybrid manufacturing 3) LMD Materials and process
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Title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - KRAKEN (Hybrid automated machine integrating concurrent manufacturing processes, increasing the production volume of functional on-demand using high multi-material deposition
Description The project is coordinated by Jose Antonio Dieste, Head of Mechatronics and Advanced Processes at AITIIP (Spain).
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Title Periodic Reporting for period 3 - ADALAM (Sensor based adaptive laser micromachining using ultrashort pulse lasers for zero-failure manufacturing)
Description Miniaturization, advanced high performance materials and functional surface structures are all drivers behind key enabling technologies in high added value production.
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Title Periodic Reporting for period 2 - Symbionica (SYMBIONICA - Reconfigurable Machine for the new Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing of next generation fully personalized bionics and smart prosthetics)
Description - Symbionica implements an advanced hybrid 3D laser scanner that, combined with a novel laser source system, will support different laser based additive and subtractive technologies.