HyProCell has direct technological and industrial impacts, as well as indirect environmental and social ones. All of them are timely considering the need to increase Europe’s competitiveness in global markets, comply with environmental policies and creation of highly skilled jobs.
- Technological impact
Development of new hardware and software technologies will be of paramount importance for enabling a novel multi-technology production process. Moreover, added-value software layers to be developed will unlock the production of small individualised lots, a growing trend regarding production processes.
- Industrial impact
Intelligent integration of production cells, combining subtractive and additive manufacturing techniques for efficient, flexible and high-throughput production of small lots. This is a key factor for increasing the contribution of the manufacturing sector to European growth and prosperity.
- Environmental impact
Enabling more efficient production operations for end-users reduces the environmental impact of production processes. Two particular impacts supported by HyProCell are the reduction of transport and rejections that lead to less material waste and scrap. The Project is also aligned with the energy reduction drivers as per the Factories of the Future guidelines.
- Social and Other impact
HyProCell outputs have an important societal dimension considering the number of jobs depending on manufacturing industries.