Intelligent manufacturing - ITCL

Intelligent Manufacturing

Intelligent Manufacturing

We are immersed in the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, which represents both a challenge and a great opportunity for companies. Among other objectives, companies are meant to reach an advanced digitalization stage, which will allow horizontal and vertical integration of processes.

Every piece of information, in every stage, from the design to the use of products by the user, will be able. This information will be reachable not only at plant levels, but also vertically crossed by business management systems, making it accessible from everywhere. This paradigm shift will set aside isolated processes and will focus on a concept that makes possible the information availability in very stage. Additionally, it allows process automatization and decision making with artificial intelligence tools.

This global connection enables the development of flexible automatized production processes (multi-operational) for parts processing with multi-materials (multi-functionality), with embedded sensing, both for processes and products.

Hereby, this revolution includes the development of virtual and augmented reality systems which allow ‘Human-Machine’ interfaces. This also includes advanced collaborative environments between people and robots, for modelling, simulation and advanced programming of collaborative scenarios, and development of sensorial systems for granting operative security. Digitalization also allows the interconnection between physical and digital worlds and between systems and real products and its digital twins.


iPROHAB – Supply processes for the improvement of the competitiveness of the habitat sector

Research into the use of RPA systems for reading and downloading information, as well as the use of Blockchain technology, to provide the information obtained with veracity and immutability. Through the use of artificial intelligence, companies in the value chain will be redirected to the optimal profile.

Duration: 8 months (2022-2023)


Fandango – Advanced automotive component manufacturing through reliable and secure digital twins

Fandango is aimed at improving operational efficiency in the automotive components sector by acting on the visibility of information in the supply chain, maximizing product quality and optimizing maintenance processes. It will employ the use of digital twins to detect the occurrence of problems earlier and predict outcomes more accurately than pure simulation models.

Project duration: 2018 - 2022

Productio – Industrial improvement through enabling technologies

Research on various technologies, techniques, tools, methodologies and knowledge aimed at increasing the operational capacity of industrial processes (Overall Equipment Efficiency - OEE) within the framework of the connected industry. The project has enabled the adoption of productive and maintenance solutions in the connected industry by implementing digital security.

Duration: 2016-2020

tecnologias habilitadoras

Ciberfactory – Technology enablers in cyberphysical and virtual environments for the industry of the future

The Technological Enablers project deals with the industrial research of enabling technologies to increase the technological capacity of the ITCL, and its competitiveness in the technological sector that will facilitate us to bring the experiences closer to the regional industrial interests.

Duration: 2019 - 2020


Inspector – Inspection and maintenance in the connected industry

The objective of the project is to investigate various technologies, techniques, tools, methodologies and knowledge aimed at automating and optimizing the management of inspection and maintenance within the framework of the connected industry. This project will facilitate the adoption of Inspection and Maintenance solutions with a high degree of automation, efficiency and competitiveness.

Duration: 2017 - 2021