From Interdisciplinary Research to start-up LUXMET
The interdisciplinary research program bringing together research institutions and companies resulted in a technological breakthrough and the establishment of a new start-up company focusing on online measurement of metallurgical processes.
Welding opens new possibilities to utilize 3D-printing in industrial applications
The research done in FIMECC MANU program revealed that 3D-printed metal objects can be welded with good quality. The result ensures the fully utilisation of 3D-printing technology in production offering totally new opportunities and significant savings.
LeanMES Dashboards—Making Vital Information Visible
In FIMECC MANU program, manufacturing dashboards showing the most important information at one glance were designed and developed to monitor and control organisation’s performance at different operational levels. Dashboards reduce the gap between the humans and systems by turning data collected from processes and machines into Key Performance Indicators presented in visual...
Industrial internet revolutionises the monitoring of metal and steel manufacturing processes
Sapotech Oy successfully applies the latest laser and imaging technologies, machine vison and industrial internet for automated online monitoring, analysis, imaging and documentation of high temperature metallurgical processes. This advanced technology, initially developed in FIMECC ELEMET program, induces yearly savings of potentially millions of euros for a single steel...
Mobile service technician 4.0
FIMECC S-STEP program has developed augmented reality based concepts of data and knowledge sharing solutions for mobile service technicians. The concepts introduce both new maintenance practises and new interaction tools to provide fluent access to data and knowledge relevant for the task at hand. The solutions will increase work satisfaction of service technicians, improve...
With new process data treatment less time in laboratory
A new procedure for identification of impurities in process stream without laboratory analyses has been develop in FIMECC SIMP program. The new procedure enables online control increasing the productivity of metal processes.
FINAL REPORT: FIMECC MANU SUBPROJECT Visualization of Sustainability Key Performance Indicators
Final report from FIMECC MANU program subproject Visualization of Sustainability Key Performance Indicators. The main focus of the subproject was on sustainable manufacturing and product development. The final report illustrates the research results and research implications of the subproject.
LeanMES always up-to-data
LeanMES is lean, scalable and extendable concept for new type of MES that supports human operator in a dynamically changing environment. LeanMES creates standardized interfaces and information models for fluent information exchange within the company and its network.
FINAL REPORT: ELEMET ” Energy- and Lifecycle-efficient Metal Processes”
Energy- and Lifecycle-efficient Metal Processes – ELEMET (2009-2014) is one of the first generation FIMECC programmes. The main focus of the programme was to improve the material and energy efficiency of metal production plants. The final report illustrates the research results and impact of the FIMECC ELEMET programme.
Material efficient blast furnace
Material efficiency of iron making was improved by the project dramatically and the usage of virgin raw material was decreased significantly. The achieved result improve the cost efficiency and sustainability of steel production.