Speeding innovation for industry
Manufacturing and retail
The factory of the future (FoF) will be digital, functional, flexible, and profitable, making it a key factor in business performance.
People are at the center of this new breed of factory, starting by making the end customer an integral part of the production cycle. Factory staff will also play a key role, delivering their unique know-how with the assistance of flexible technologies that will make their work both safer and more efficient.
CEA Tech offers a number of solutions for the factory of the future that leverage digital technologies, connectivity, automation, data processing, Big Data, and IoT, driving the new industrial revolution that is now solidly underway.
Solving combinatorial problems requires special artificial intelligence software. This type of software was recently added to the ExpressIF platform, which can now solve even more complex problems.
A new image reconstruction algorithm that is 30 times faster than the prior state of the art has placed real-time inspection within reach. The algorithm, based on techniques used in medical imaging, was utilized for non-destructive testing (NDT), where it produced 3D images in real time.
The first-ever proof-of-concept prototypes that enable the creation of printed subsystems were recently completed using a second-generation transistor technology. This advance will pave the way toward the development of demonstrators with optimized electronic integration for specific applications.
Manual non-destructive testing (NDT) is widely used in industry, and relies heavily on procedures and on the operator’s skill level. Real-time monitoring and augmented reality tools were recently developed to assist operators with their NDT tasks.
A passive non-destructive testing (NDT) method was developed for the inspection of pipes. The sound of the flows inside of the pipes is processed by a purpose-developed tomography algorithm that reconstructs the pipes’ thickness profile.
How to collaborate with the CEA
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.