News

This section of the websites contains news articles that will keep you updated on the latest activities and thinking of the PATHFINDER project, and information about what is happening within the sector of simulation and forecasting technologies.

 
December 2014
Three examples of using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during Production

To inform the manufacturing industry even better, two videos on using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies in the product design process, three videos on using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies in the production planning process and two videos of using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during ramp-up have already been made available. Now the last three videos have been uploaded in that same section demonstrating the use of Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during Production. The first video shows an application on simulation driven production. The second video shows simulation of complex routing as well as comparing alternative strategies for optimal plant performance. The third and last video shows 3D simulation directly interfaced with a numerical control.

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Two examples of using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during Ramp-up

To inform the manufacturing industry even better, two videos on using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during the product design process and three videos on using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during the production planning process have already been made available. Now two videos have been uploaded in that same section demonstrating the use of Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during the Ramp-up of any particular process. The first video shows an application on using S&FT for developing vehicle set-up. The second video shows the next generation of virtual training solutions for the manufacturing industry. The coming week videos on production will be made available.

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Three examples of using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during the Production Planning Process

To inform the manufacturing industry even better, two videos on using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies in the product design process have already been made available. Now three videos have been uploaded in that same section demonstrating the use of Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during the Production Planning Process. The first video shows a multi-client server application that supports collaborative factory layout planning. The second video shows a computer animated 3D model of a brick production line and the third video shows a simulation system for the furniture sector. The coming weeks videos on ramp-up and production will be made available.

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November 2014
Two examples of using Simulation and Forecasting Technologies in the Product Design Process

To inform the manufacturing industry even better, two videos have been uploaded in that same section demonstrating the use of Simulation and Forecasting Technologies during the Product Design Process. The first video shows a collaborative approach to validate the product design in the context of manufacturing processes and resource plans. The second video represents a simulation of human interaction with the virtual prototype of an industrial product. The coming weeks videos on planning, ramp-up and production will be made available.

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September 2014
PATHFINDER Workshop - Drafting the next Research Agenda - 20th October 2014, Brussels - Save the Date!

Europe’s need for productivity growth has become more pressing against both the low rate of economic growth and the international financial crisis that is clouding the outlook for all companies. Modern IT is a key factor for the future of manufacturing, where especially simulations and virtual reality will contribute to the creativity and innovative developments of complex products and processes. There is a vibrant link between ICT investment and industrial productivity: as reported by Oxford Economics and by a recent study of the Lisbon Council, the impact of information and communication technology is of paramount importance since an investment in such sector generates a bigger return to productivity growth than most other forms of capital investment.

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August 2014
PATHFINDER Roadmap: defining research priorities, Driving R&D activities in the Simulation and Forecasting arena

For meeting the first objective, seven steps have been taken. These steps represent the building blocks of the Pathfinder Roadmap. A document describing these building blocks and their interrelation to present the roadmap including the effective presentation of identified challenges and research priorities for future S&FT is available on the Pathfinder website in the Results section.

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PATHFINDER Vision on role Simulation and Forecasting Technologies, A three layer approach

As part of meeting the project objectives, a thorough investigation and analyses has been performed on innovation and road-mapping programs across Europe at regional level highlighting the role envisioned for Simulation and Forecasting Technologies within national initiatives. This analyses will empower an effective harmonization of the Pathfinder road mapping activity with these activities running at national level.

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EU Countries perspective over role Simulation and Forecasting Technologies

As part of meeting the project objectives, a thorough investigation and analyses has been performed on innovation and road-mapping programs across Europe at regional level highlighting the role envisioned for Simulation and Forecasting Technologies within national initiatives. This analyses will empower an effective harmonization of the Pathfinder road mapping activity with these activities running at national level.

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February 2014
Pathfinder Simulation and Forecasting Case Studies Available Online

The Pathfinder project aims to set out a roadmap to increase knowledge and awareness of, and determine the future use and impact of, simulation and forecasting technologies in manufacturing. Case studies are now available on the Pathfinder website highlighting examples from manufacturing organisations already using simulation and forecasting techologies. In addition to evaluating state-of-the-art methods currently in practice by these companies, Pathfinder has been capturing and critically analysing the theory behind the use of simulation and forecasting technologies in manufacturing.

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Workshop Concept for Advisory Board Meeting is finalised! Fourth Project Meeting

The Pathfinder project aims to set out a roadmap to increase knowledge and awareness of, and determine the future use and impact of, simulation and forecasting technologies in manufacturing. The first Pathfinder meeting in 2014 resulted in the approval of further Pathfinder road mapping activities. The agenda included important decisions regarding future public appearances, which were agreed upon by the Pathfinder consortium.

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November 2013
A Draft Vision Is Born! Third Project Meeting

Hosted by the coordinating organisation Technology Transfer Systems (TTS), the 7 beneficiaries of the PATHFINDER CSA project met for the third time to further elaborate on its mission: To increase knowledge & awareness, and pointing out the future on the use and impact of simulation and forecasting technologies.

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PATHFINDER’s draft vision presented at ICT2013 Networking session on the future of simulation and forecasting technologies

From 6th till 8th November the ICT2013 conference hosted over 5000 participants featuring top ICT professionals from industry, academia, and research. Speakers from across the ICT sector have addressed a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts also presented details on how to participate in the next EU’s Research Programme - Horizon 2020..

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ASIM Conference 2013 - Simulation in Production and Logistics

This year, the 15th ASIM Conference has taken place at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn – it was a well-balanced, three-day conference between research, development and industrial use of such technologies.

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October 2013
PATHFINDER Delegates Attend Advisory Board meeting: I4MS-Gate

Hosted by coordinator Innovalia, the Advisory Board members met for the first time to discuss the further development of I4MS-Gate. I4MS-Gate aims to be the reference European portal on ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs.

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September 2013
The PATHFINDER Journey Continues...... Second Project Meeting

Hosted by Politecnico di Milano, the 7 beneficiaries of the PATHFINDER CSA project met for the second time to give hands and feet to its mission: To increase knowledge and awareness, and pointing out the future on the use and impact of simulation and forecasting technologies.

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Lecture on the 5th SmartFactoryKL - Innovation Day

The 4th Industrial Revolution has become more and more a highly important topic to industrial enterprises. Up-to-date Information and Communications Technology (ICT), like cyber-physical systems, cloud computing or simulation and forecasting tools will be key aspects of this concept. The use of such systems in industrial environments promises the manufacturing industry the possibility to significantly increase productivity, quality, efficiency and flexibility and thus advancing the business location Europe.

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July 2013
PATHFINDER begins!

12 people from 7 beneficiaries met at Politecnico di Milano for a face-to-face meeting to start the PATHFINDER project. In 18 months TTS (Italy), Delcam (UK), Holonix (Italy), SUPSI (Switzerland), SmartFactory (Germany), University of Patras-LMS (Greece) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy) will investigate the role of future simulation and forecasting technologies as a lever to increase manufacturing performance. A roadmap will be developed to clearly point out key challenges for the technologies’ future development.

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