The efficiency and sustainability of both the manufacturing of actual and future products is still very much determined by the processes that shape and assemble the components of these products. 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 are not developed for large scale. Research is needed to ensure that novel manufacturing processes can efficiently exploit the potential of novel products for a wide range of applications.

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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
  Real-time event broker I Result description The goal of the IIMS is to enhance re-configurability, scalability and optimisation of resources and processes inside the factory andoptimise manufacturing and logistics processes.
  Real-time event broker II Result description The goal of the IIMS is to enhance re-configurability, scalability and optimisation of resources and processes inside the factory andoptimise manufacturing and logistics processes.
  COMPOSITION Brokering and Matchmaking components II Result comments   Processes from  M5  to  M34.
  Recycling processes Taxon title Recycling processes Search keywords processes
  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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Description Most manufacturing lines are still under-optimized.
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - ScalABLE4.0 (Scalable automation for flexible production systems) Result description The outcome of the ScalABLE4.0 automation concept will bring a new level of adaptability and scalability to manufacturing lines by tightly integrating advanced robotics and sensing equipment with a digital
  Advanced and ubiquitous human machine interaction Taxon title Advanced and ubiquitous human machine interaction Search keywords Advanced
  Supply chain and value network efficiency Taxon description Economic sustainability will require a re-design of products and production processes respecting the manufacturing conditions and strengths of Europe.
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Description The advanced analytics and reconfiguration capabilities to be developed in SAFIRE will be based on mastering the big data challenges associated with manufacturing (sensor and process data), enterprise
  SAFIRE OAS pilot: Optimisation of production processes and preventive maintenance activities Result title SAFIRE OAS pilot: Optimisation of production processes and preventive maintenance activities
  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 Manufacturing Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
  Manufacturing system levels and life-cycle stages Taxon title Manufacturing Search keywords Manufacturing
  Manufacturing Cells Taxon title Manufacturing Search keywords Manufacturing
  Manufacturing Taxon title Manufacturing Search keywords Manufacturing
  Autonomous /online/realtime Manufacturing Process Optimisation on factory level Taxon title Manufacturing Search keywords Manufacturing
  Digital manufacturing platforms Taxon description See https://www.effra.eu/digital-manufacturing-platforms
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Title Wireless Autonomous, Reliable and Resilient ProductIon Operation ARchitecture for Cognitive Manufacturing
Description processes.
  D1.2a Data-driven digital manufacturing requirements & KPIs Result title D1.2a Data-driven digital manufacturing requirements & KPIs
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AUTOWARE (Wireless Autonomous, Reliable and Resilient ProductIon Operation ARchitecture for Cognitive Manufacturing) Result description While the building blocks for digital automation are available, it is up to the SMEs to align, connect and integrate them together to meet the needs of their individual advanced manufacturing processes
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing
  Data communication and interoperability Comments processes. .
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Title Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe
Description NIMBLE will give manufacturing SMEs in Europe a stable and sustainable digital ecosystem.
  Semantic Modelling of Manufacturing Collaboration Assets Result title Semantic Modelling of Manufacturing Collaboration Assets
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NIMBLE (Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe) Result description (3) Business Processes: make B2B business processes easy to handle for smaller enterprises that lack ICT support.
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing
  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.
  Programming Frameworks – Software Development Kits (SDKs) Comments Apache Solr Apache Solr is a free-text indexing tool providing advanced search and navigation capabilities on the indexed data.
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Description intelligence, through the adoption of a completely distributed automation platform based on IEC 61499 standard, fostering the creation of a Digital Ecosystem that could go beyond the current limits of manufacturing
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Daedalus (Distributed control and simulAtion platform to support an Ecosystem of DigitAL aUtomation developerS) Result description ensure that all industrial sectors make the best use of new technologies and manage their transition towards higher value digitised products and processes? through the ?
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing
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Title Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration
Description Industry 4.0 is the next developmental stage in the organisation of the manufacturing value chain.
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DISRUPT (Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration) Result title Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DISRUPT (Decentralised architectures for optimised operations via virtualised processes and manufacturing ecosystem collaboration) Result description To be able to adjust to rapidly changing market needs and unexpected events through advanced capability for agile manufacturing processes, based on hybrid architectures; ?
  Off-line Digital Manufacturing Process Optimisation on factory level Taxon title Off-line Digital Manufacturing Process Optimisation on factory level Search keywords Manufacturing
  Material efficiency Taxon description projects or physical processes.
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Description The European manufacturing industry faces new challenges, which are currently not addressed by today’s products and systems.
  Automatic estimation of environmental impact for specific manufacturing processes and production activities (potential result) Result title Automatic estimation of environmental impact for specific manufacturing processes and production activities (potential result)
  Augmented-Reality (AR) based maintenance and configuration of machine equipment (potential result) Result description Utilize AR for improving remote maintenance and configuration of advanced machine tools.
  ICP4Life Designer Component Result comments Manufacturing system levels and life-cycle stages Manufacturing system levels Factory Equipment/Field Device I#Services: the ICP4Life Designer component focuses on the machine level, while integrating
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing
  Service-enabled Product Design Taxon description Advanced services integrated.
  Connected Enterprises - Factories Comments Services permit the optimization of the productivity (both the manufacturing system supplier as well , the user of the manufacturing system) resilieance, and maintenance services offered by the manufacturing
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Description It will be open to third parties to add services for advanced analytics, simulation, or optimization etc.
  Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DIGICOR (Decentralised Agile Coordination Across Supply Chains) Result description Transparent context aware production: Secure B2B communication channels for production harmonization and optimization will enable to observe production and logistic processes of their peers and to evaluate
  Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Taxon title Increasing human achievements in manufacturing systems Search keywords manufacturing
  Supply chain and value network efficiency Taxon description Economic sustainability will require a re-design of products and production processes respecting the manufacturing conditions and strengths of Europe.
  Target clients Comments Although, the tools provided through the DIGICOR Tool Store can also be used by individual manufacturing companies to plan, monitor and optimise their production processes.
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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 and logistics processes.
  Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon title Advanced manufacturing processes Search keywords Advanced manufacturing processes
  Material efficiency Taxon description processes.
  From Product/Services Systems (product centric approach) to Services through Product (solution oriented approach) Taxon description processes.
  Virtualisation and digitalisation of the interrelation between manufacturing and new business models Taxon description processes.
  Domain 6: Customer-focused manufacturing Taxon description processes.
  Business ecosystem Comments Open vf-OS Platform ecosystem is composed of developers/technical providers, manufacturing users, manufacturing providers and service providers.

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Title Periodic Reporting for period 3 - COMBILASER (COMbination of non-contact, high speed monitoring and non-destructive techniques applicable to LASER Based Manufacturing through a self-learning system)
Description Reduction of scrap parts and wastes in new pressure sensors (for glow plugs) manufacturing processes of up to a 50 % through laser welding monitoring and process parameters control. ?