IFaCOM partners

ntnu-det-skapende rgbNorwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway)
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s second largest university, and it is the largest university for engineering education in Norway. In the IFaCOM project the Department of Production and Quality Engineering (IPK) will be the executing partner. This department has a long and deep experience with industrial projects, particularly in the area of manufacturing systems, industrial automation and robotics.
 

       
epflSwiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Swiss Institutes of Technology, educating more than 6500 students in all engineering disciplines and participating in numerous national and international research projects in all engineering domains.
The Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Laboratory (CAD/CAM) of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of EPFL is involved in various fundamental and applied research projects in the CAD/CAM area in collaboration with Swiss and European industrial partners, mainly SMEs.
 


       
wzl-rwthAachen University of Technology (Aachen, Germany)
The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) is one of the largest and most productive university institutes of its kind in Europe.
The WZL consists of six departments of which one is the Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management. The Department “Production Metrology” consists of three research groups: “Large scale and coordinate metrology”, “Imaging and model-based metrology” and “Measurement Processes Management”. The in IfaCOM mainly involved research group “Measurement Processes Management” mainly focuses on the capability of measurement processes, statistical process control, modeling and implementation of complex measurement processes.
 


       
dtuTechnical University of Denmark (Lyngby, Denmark)
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), operates at a high international level embracing most of the engineering disciplines, and trains engineers to Bachelor, Masters and PhD level.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEK) at DTU carries out research within mechanical and manufacturing engineering, this latter being coordinated by the Manufacturing Engineering Section (MPP). The Centre for Geometrical Metrology (CGM) under MPP is the most renowned center of knowledge in Denmark within the field of dimensional metrology, operating part of the Danish Primary Laboratory for Length, and delivering accredited calibration and testing at the highest level.
 


       
alesamontiAlesamonti (Varese, Italy)
Alesamonti is a machine tool manufacturing Small Medium Enterprise (SME).
The product line of the company consists of horizontal spindle boring and boring/milling machines used in different applications such as mold, aerospace and machine tool components manufacturing.
The customers of the company require optimal performance of Alesamonti’s products during a long period of time. The company aims to innovate in their products in order to be able to face the intense and growing competition pressure brought forth by developing countries, which have been entering the global market offering low-cost standard products.
 


       
lueneburgLeuphana University of Lüneburg (Lüneburg, Germany)
The Institute for Product and Process Innovation (PPI) is an interdisciplinary research unit and a part of the Leuphana University Lüneburg combining six laboratories, active in product and process design, manufacturing technologies, intelligent systems and sensors, automation technologies and drives, technical optics and electronics. This laboratory is mainly active in R&D on intelligent multisensor systems for on line control of process parameters, cognitive systems, Microsystems and nano wires based sensors.
 


       
emaEMA (Morra de Sanctis, Italy)
Europea Microfusioni Aerospaziali (EMA) is a world class investment casting foundry born as a joint venture between Finmeccanica and Rolls-Royce. Since 2009 it’s part of the Rolls-Royce Group.
The components produced in the company (blades and vanes in superalloy for turbine engines) are used in civil and defense aerospace applications, as well as in marine and energy applications.
EMA’s products are subject of very strict requirements from the market. Tight tolerances in dimension and shape need to be achieved together with optimal mechanical properties.
 


       
aerospaceGKN Aerospace Norway (Kongsberg, Norway)
GKN is a manufacturer of complex and vital jet engine components. Its customers include some of the largest jet engine producers in the world such as Pratt and Whitney, General Electric and Snecma.
GKN manufactures metallic jet engine parts within the exhaust cases (turbine rear frames), low pressure turbine cases, other casings, shafts, and airfoils product families. The company is specialized at producing difficult to machine components that are made out of heat resistant high strength alloys.
GKN manufactures products designed by its customers. Requirements from GKNs customers are very stringent with regards to integrity, geometry and traceability.
 


       
cadcamationCADCAMation (Geneva, Switzerland)
CADCAMation is a high tech SME located in Geneva. The company has a long tradition in CAD/CAM research and development and provides IT solutions in the CAD/CAM area.
CADCAMation will take advantage of its cross-fertilized knowledge retrieved from its participation to multiple research projects to develop and demonstrate a global concept of the manufacturing information system towards the Factory of the Future.
 


       
charmilles

GF Machining Solution (Geneva, Switzerland)

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components.

The company produces electric discharge machines (EDM), high-speed and high-performance Milling machines, including clamping and palletizing systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines. It is also a provider of services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions.
AgieCharmilles’ market consists of a large and varied range of companies that demand the possibility of manufacturing more complex shapes, with shorter product cycles and using new materials.
 


       
inosensInosens (Hamburg, Germany)
Inosens is a SME with less than ten employees for software and hardware development. Inosens is specialized in software development focusing on algorithms for signal and image processing, Hard- and Software development for optical sensor systems (2D & 3D) and evaluation of optical systems and feasibility studies.
Inosens operates in the branches of full and part automation technology, mechanical engineering, as well as logistics and automotive. Most times the solutions of Inosens will lead to an innovative product for the company Inosens is working for. Inosens sees in IFaCOM the opportunity to have a new field of interests in hardware and software development.
 


       
uninaUniversity of Naples (Naples, Italy)
The Dept. of Materials & Production Engineering (DIMP), University of Naples Federico II, specializes in innovative materials, advanced manufacturing and related information technologies.
Within DIMP, the Laboratory for Advanced Production Technology (LAPT), coordinated by Prof. R. Teti, is involved in research work motivated by the desire to reduce the uncertainties in manufacturing processes performance and finished products properties. The aim is to allow for the production of materials, components and structures characterized by high performance, high quality and cost effectiveness.
 


       
montronixMontronix (Vigevano, Italy)
Montronix is a leading supplier of tool and process monitoring solutions serving the worldwide automotive, aerospace, and machine tool industries.
Montronix is committed to providing advanced solution support and education. Montronix solution help customers reduce manufacturing cost while detecting and diagnosing machining problems.
Montronix intends to make available to partners its technology and knowledge in research and development. Their sensors contribute important value to IFaCOM.
 


       
streconStrecon (Sønderborg, Denmark)
Strecon is a global player and a leading developer, engineer and manufacturer of the stripwound tools and containers that are applied for various high-pressure applications.
Strecon’s key business segments include prestressing tool systems for cold, warm and hot precision forging, high pressure synthesis of industrial diamonds/CBN, bar drawing and other industrial applications such as Robot Assisted Polishing (RAP) machines.
The polishing market at which Strecon aims consists of cold and hot forging companies, as well as plastic molding companies.
 


       
fidiaFIDIA (San Mauro Torinese, Italy)
FIDIA develops, manufactures and sells numerical controls, drives and milling machines mainly for the automotive, aerospace and energy sectors. The company is among the leaders in the field of high speed milling systems.
The FIDIA group employs about 360 people and reached 35 Meuro of turnover in 2010.
FIDIA will take advantage of demonstration activities that will be carried out at the end of the project in order to promote and sustain its competitive advantage and start the industrialization phase immediately after the end of the project.