THE CER-E-FACTORY PROJECT AIMS TO DEVELOPP AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL OFFER TO ALLOW CERAMIC AND GLASS INDUSTRY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGES OF COMPETITIVENESS AND DIFFERENTIATION AND ENTERING THE ERA OF THE "FACTORY OF THE FUTURE".
In a context of strong competition from Asian countries in the global industry, the objective of this project is to develop an innovative technological offer to allow ceramic and glass industry to take on the challenges of competitiveness and differentiation and entering the era of the “Factory of the Future”.
While today’s production processes and tools no longer correspond to the needs of manufacturers, who manufacture high-quality, increasingly complex parts, the CER-e-FACTORY project aims to propose a new technological and service offer by developing a digital chain, “from idea to parts”, for the manufacture of new products “Made in France”.
It includes services accompanying the transition to these new technologies and theoretical and practical training dedicated to current and future employees of the sector. The digital chain aims to streamline costs, deadlines and the length of the new product design cycle, and to increase the diversity and quality of designable products (small series, size/high accuracy). Services and training aim to facilitate the adoption and sustainable penetration of this new technology in industry practices.
The CER-e-FACTORY project was selected by the Single Inter-ministerial Fund (FUI 21) and is co-financed by the government, the New Aquitaine Region and the European Regional Development Fund. It is accredited by the European Ceramics Centre and the Viaméca Centre.