A feasibility study allows you to develop your idea and demonstrate the technical feasibility of your technology, preferably with a proof of concept. A business case is used to assess economic feasibility. We prefer to do all this together with both the supplier and the manufacturer/end user. During this process, you can make use of the expertise and facilities available at our field labs.
You want to digitise and further automate your manufacturing process. Perhaps your company develops technology to help other companies achieve this. You may even want to create a digital twin (virtual copy) of one or more of your machines, allowing you to digitally test potential changes in the production process. Or maybe you would like to implement a sensor and infrastructure for sharing data in your factory so that you can directly control production. SMITZH may be able to help you in one or more of the following areas.
New technologies can be demonstrated and validated at our field labs, giving you the opportunity to show customers the value of your idea. Together, we can create a physical or digital setup in a field lab to test and validate the manufacturing technology. You can do this with at least one other company, such as a supplier, a customer or a competitor. The process can demonstrate if, where and how the technology works in practice and can serve to showcase the new technology while training people to use it.
Prior to the technology being implemented on the shop floor, certain preparations need to be made. There is more to this than just installing the technology. For example, it also involves developing workshops, skills labs, training modules and other (online) tools. We can help you with this. We can share our experience and offer advertising opportunities through our platform.
We will work together with you to set up a project. Financial support may be available for this. Our experts can advise you on the options. We are particularly interested in developing skills and expertise with regional impact in the following areas : sharing data within and between factories; digital twinning of machines or production processes; people-oriented technology, not least digital support for assembly work; and flexible manufacturing, such as zero programming or zero defect. But we are also interested in exploring possibilities beyond these areas.
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