Competence Areas2021-03-29T12:12:50-03:00

Competence Areas

The Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Manufacturing @ ITA (FPC@ITA) adapts its Product and Service Portfolio to the current Brazilian market conditions focusing on the prioritized Market Segments that have been identified by international and national market and technology analyses.

The FPC@ITA provides assistance to the Brazilian industry sector by means of consultancy concerning development of innovation projects – not only the scientific expertise necessary to assist clients in the achievement of their goals, but will also provide access to the key technology necessary to complete such development work

Main Competence Areas

The Main Competence Areas consider both similar and complementary services offered by Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin as well as by CCM-ITA in São José dos Campos. Both CCM and IPK currently offer a large number of products/services in their portfolios.

Corporate and Quality Management2021-02-08T10:26:00-02:00

  • Factory planning and holistic production systems (incl. lean)
  • Modular Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • (Model-based) Industrie 4.0 management cockpits (and performance boards)
  • Model-based company development
  • Business process management and digitization
  • Innovation systems and innovation centers
  • Innovation management
  • (Best practice) Benchmarking (process, product and performance)
  • Corporate knowledge management
  • Strategy, product & process and structure quality management
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
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Automation Technology2021-02-08T10:25:39-02:00

  • Automation concepts and innovative robotic and handling systems
  • Collaborative Robots (COBOTs), wearable robotics and ergonomics
  • Intelligent robot control systems and kinematics
  • ICT structures for cloud and services-based automation (“Automation as a Service”)
  • Smart data analysis for efficient production
  • Machine learning and visualization for statistical process control
  • Machine vision for safety and security
  • Image processing and pattern recognition for automated optical inspection of surface,
    shape and colour
  • Optomechatronical measurement system prototypes
  • RFID technology
  • Large volume metrology
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Virtual Product Creation2021-02-08T10:25:21-02:00

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Smart services and data analytics
  • Cyber-physical systems and digital twins
  • Sustainable Engineering: compliance management and assessment for the design and
    engineering of sustainable product systems
  • CAD-CAE systems
  • Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Human-centered design
  • CAM-CAPP systems
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Virtual commissioning
  • Reverse Engineering: 3D-scanning for reengineering and inspection
  • Ergonomics simulation
  • Development of new concepts of products and testing rigs – IPD – Integrated Product
    Development
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Production Systems2021-02-09T11:07:43-02:00

  • Networking of production facilities – Industrie 4.0
  • Machine learning for intelligent production
  • Production technologies including machine tools or parts
  • Systems for microproduction technology
  • Robot assisted manufacturing – e.g. milling or grinding
  • Condition monitoring, predictive maintenance
  • Processing strategies, machine tools, tools and devices
  • Numerical simulation of manufacturing processes
  • Repair and cleaning technologies – e.g. blasting technologies
  • Cutting fluids
  • Gears and powertrain technologies / surface engineering, especially ceramic parts
  • High-performance laser and arc welding methods
  • Welding of thick sections (20 mm – 450 mm) with laser-hybrid or submerged arc welding
  • Resistance spot welding of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) – understanding & avoiding Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME)
  • Numerical simulation of welding processes
  • Additive Manufacturing processes for innovative materials based on laser metal deposition
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Main Competence Areas

The Main Competence Areas consider both similar and complementary services offered by Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin as well as by CCM-ITA in São José dos Campos. Both CCM and IPK currently offer a large number of products/services in their portfolios.

Corporate and Quality Management2021-02-08T10:26:00-02:00

  • Factory planning and holistic production systems (incl. lean)
  • Modular Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • (Model-based) Industrie 4.0 management cockpits (and performance boards)
  • Model-based company development
  • Business process management and digitization
  • Innovation systems and innovation centers
  • Innovation management
  • (Best practice) Benchmarking (process, product and performance)
  • Corporate knowledge management
  • Strategy, product & process and structure quality management
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
Read More
Automation Technology2021-02-08T10:25:39-02:00

  • Automation concepts and innovative robotic and handling systems
  • Collaborative Robots (COBOTs), wearable robotics and ergonomics
  • Intelligent robot control systems and kinematics
  • ICT structures for cloud and services-based automation (“Automation as a Service”)
  • Smart data analysis for efficient production
  • Machine learning and visualization for statistical process control
  • Machine vision for safety and security
  • Image processing and pattern recognition for automated optical inspection of surface,
    shape and colour
  • Optomechatronical measurement system prototypes
  • RFID technology
  • Large volume metrology
Read More
Virtual Product Creation2021-02-08T10:25:21-02:00

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Smart services and data analytics
  • Cyber-physical systems and digital twins
  • Sustainable Engineering: compliance management and assessment for the design and
    engineering of sustainable product systems
  • CAD-CAE systems
  • Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Human-centered design
  • CAM-CAPP systems
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Virtual commissioning
  • Reverse Engineering: 3D-scanning for reengineering and inspection
  • Ergonomics simulation
  • Development of new concepts of products and testing rigs – IPD – Integrated Product
    Development
Read More
Production Systems2021-02-09T11:07:43-02:00

  • Networking of production facilities – Industrie 4.0
  • Machine learning for intelligent production
  • Production technologies including machine tools or parts
  • Systems for microproduction technology
  • Robot assisted manufacturing – e.g. milling or grinding
  • Condition monitoring, predictive maintenance
  • Processing strategies, machine tools, tools and devices
  • Numerical simulation of manufacturing processes
  • Repair and cleaning technologies – e.g. blasting technologies
  • Cutting fluids
  • Gears and powertrain technologies / surface engineering, especially ceramic parts
  • High-performance laser and arc welding methods
  • Welding of thick sections (20 mm – 450 mm) with laser-hybrid or submerged arc welding
  • Resistance spot welding of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) – understanding & avoiding Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME)
  • Numerical simulation of welding processes
  • Additive Manufacturing processes for innovative materials based on laser metal deposition
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  • Company approaches the Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Manufacturing @ ITA with an inquiry

  • Definition of project scheme

  • The international team of experts, together with the company, discuss and defines and the project scope, demands and requirements

  • The members of the FPC@ITA propose the best contract model for hiring the FPC@ITA, which depends on the division of work and financing source

  • A proposal is developed by the team of FPC@ITA

  • The contract between the parties is prepared and the company places the order (non-disclosure agreements can also be prepared in parallel)

  • FPC@ITA carries out the project

  • Presentation of results upon project completion