2 years since opening of SiEVA 3D LAB
THE FACTS4WORKERS CONSORTIUM HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE FINAL TECHNICAL REVIEW IN BRUSSELS
On 7th and 8th November 2018 the international consortium of the FACTS4WORKERS project successfully passed the final evaluation from the side of the European Commission. This 4-year project covering the thematic field of the so-called smart factories is the successfully completed research project within Horizon 2020 Research Framework in which SiEVA participated. Taking over the dissemination activity within this project that brought together 15 partners from 8 countries is a great reference for SiEVA in the future.
The FACTS4WORKERS project focused on improvement of working conditions for shop floor workers in European factories of the future. The project's partners developed advanced IT-based solutions to be deployed at 6 industrial pilot plants covering key European industries (automotive industry, steel industry, tooling industry, plastics). The project's solutions improve the shop floor workers' workplaces on a friendly way that is understandable to them and easy relatable, improving their autonomy on the shop floor.
Conclusion of FACTS4WORKERS presents for SiEVA a new milestone: a successful completion of our second Horizon 2020 development project. We strongly believe that strong references gained though these accomplishments will offer us new possibilities in participation in future European R&D consortia within Horizon 2020 and FP9 frameworks.
THE COMBILASER CONSORTIUM HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE FINAL TECHNICAL REVIEW IN BRUSSELS
On 21st February the COMBILASER consortium successfully passed its third and final Technical Review Meeting from the Project Officer Mr. Werner Steinhoegl and project reviewers Ms Evren Yasa and Mr. Pascal Aubry.
The project's technical coordinator Hidria AET, presented the overall progress and conclusion of the project and the main implications of the COMBILASER project' innovation, whereas representatives of each WP and industrial use-case presented the work accomplished for the each industrial use-case user: Hidria AET from Slovenia, Orkli S. Coop. from Basque country, Spain and TMComas from Catalonia, Spain. The COMBILASER project succeeded in developing advanced technological setups for all three, combining monitoring data vs detected defects by NDT through a self-learning system (SLS). The results obtained form the validation tests that were made last June in Slovenia and in November and December in Spain, show great promise. The one-of-a-kind developed Self-Learning System is showing great potential with its leak-test to 'guide' function, as a pre-welding inspection system and as an optimization tool for the cladding process. The COMBILASER project has provided some technical breakthroughs such as the development of a laser controlled process through a closed loop, an advanced algorithm for optimizing tool for the cladding process, incorporated 'learning function' in the SLS algorithm in the glow plug welding use-case , a post-welding inspection system.
The SiEVA Research Centre played an important role in the consortium taking over and successfully leading the exploitation and dissemination activities within the project. Among its more tangible results is the COMBILASER video and two COMBILASER brochures. The use-case brochure which presents the results of the project per each UC and the public report on the project were presented just recently and can be accessed on this link.
The COMBILASER project partners are already contemplating various follow-up research activities, be it bilateral or a continuation of the COMBILASER project idea through a follow-up H2020 or FP9 project.