Prof. Dr. André Stork,
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics ([email protected]).
Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing
Project CloudiFacturing (Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing) was launched in 2017 to help manufacturing SMEs become more competitive by providing them with cloud and HPC-based modelling and simulation tools, leveraging online factory data and advanced data analytics, that would enable them to improve product quality, reduce development time, enhance asset performance or improved maintenance. (Read more about CloudiFacturing’s use cases…) The project goal was to create a Digital Marketplace that would enable a uniform, standardized way to provide access to ICT solutions (CAx, Data analytics, simulations, AI etc.) on-demand (SaaS), in a reliable and secure cloud/HPC environment.
CloudiFacturing project builds on the results of two Innovation Actions from I4MS phase 2 – CloudFlow and cloudSME – whose core partners joined forces to build the CloudiFacturing solution. By leveraging factory data with cloud-based engineering tools, the project aimed to a) Pave the way toward manufacturing analytics; b) Enrich the manufacturing engineering process with online data, and c) Simulate and optimize the production process with the vision to support it in real-time.