Impact

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.

Objectives

HyProCell’s general objectives are:

  • To develop and demonstrate a new concept of multiprocess production cell.
  • To implement them at industrial level and validate them in pilot facilities.

Challenges

HyProCell tackles both technological and industrial challenges, as it aims to implement lab validated technologies in industrial facilities.

HyProCell has direct technological and industrial impacts, as well as indirect environmental and social ones.

Innovation activities

The Project Innovation Activities are addressed through 8 Work Packages (WPs) to be executed over a 3 year period (1 Nov 2016 to 30 Oct 2019).

Progress

Currently, the HyProCell Consortium is dealing with the specifications, requirements and restrictions of/for the pilot facilities.