Project

DIMOFAC

Digital Intelligent MOdular FACtories

Digital Intelligent MOdular FACtories

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The digitalization of industry opens the path for mass customization but requires leveraging the existing manufacturing ecosystems and establishing a collaborative manufacturing environment. DIMOFAC project will enable the modularity, adaptability and responsiveness of a production line by the integration of Plug-and-Produce modules in a Closed-Loop Lifecycle Management System, for continuous production adaptation, optimization and improvement, in a fast and flexible manner. Reconfigurability is achieved by implementing a Digital Twin of each module and by deploying Digital Thread linking product and process dataflow, enabling seamless secure communication throughout the product lifecycle in factory and connecting it to the management systems in conformance to RAMI4.0. The DIMOFAC consortium is issued from the leading European open initiatives on smart manufacturing, leveraging know-how from past and running EU projects such as INTEGRADDE, COMMUNION, HIMALAIA, BRAINPORT, iM²AM, MIDIH, MARKET 4.0 and building upon a pre-existing network of open DIHs and competence centers such as SMART FACTORY KL, PICTIC, FFLOR, AFH, MANUHUB@WG. Partners will further extend their services and networks to leverage on the increased flexibility brought by modular production systems. Six industrial pilot lines, with multi-material manufacturing, additive manufacturing and assembly capabilities, will enable to demonstrate DIMOFAC Modular Factory Solution, with reconfiguration time reduction of production lines, up to 75% expected for interactive displays (SCHALTAG), 50% for cosmetic, aeronautic and additive manufacturing (ALBEA, EIRE COMPOSITES and SCULPTEO); 30% for shavers (PHILIPS) and industrial modules (VDL). A key result will be the network of open pilot lines, offering R&T and services supporting process validation and implementation in EU SMEs, Midcaps and large organisations in different sectors, spreading knowledge, awareness and adoption of DIMOFAC Modular Factory Solution.

Partners

  • SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
  • PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
  • ALBEA SERVICES
  • VDL INDUSTRIAL MODULES
  • SCHALTAG AG
  • ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH
  • INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
  • COMAU SPA
  • SCULPTEO
  • FILL GESELLSCHAFT MBH
  • EIRECOMPOSITES TEORANTA
  • NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
  • TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
  • ELECTRONIC AND OPTO-MECHANIC ENGINEERING EXOM S.L.
  • FUNDINGBOX RESEARCH APS
  • TOPSOLID
  • ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS TECNOLOGICAS INNOVALIA
  • BRAINPORT INDUSTRIES COOPERATIE UA
  • TECHNOLOGIE - INITIATIVE SMARTFACTORY KL EV
  • COMITE EUROPEEN DE COOPERATION DES INDUSTRIES DE LA MACHINE-OUTIL CECIMO AISBL
  • SWITZERLAND INNOVATION PARK BIEL/BIENNE AG
  • PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
  • CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES
  • FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
  • NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
  • ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO
  • DATAPIXEL SL

Sponsors

Europäische Union

Projekt ID: 870092

Europäische Union

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Contact Person

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz