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.
CIVA, the world’s leading simulation software for non-destructive testing (NDT), now has an infrared thermography module, rounding out the software’s existing X-ray, ultrasonic, and electromagnetic wave inspection modules.
Automotive equipment manufacturer Plastic Omnium is implementing a model-driven engineering (MDE) method leveraging Papyrus, an MDE environment developed by List, a CEA Tech institute.
For the first time ever, a 256-pixel active matrix was printed at the PICTIC platform at Liten, a CEA Tech institute. This is the first-ever system-level demonstrator and it confirms the potential of printed electronics for industrial-scale manufacturing to equip tomorrow’s high-tech devices.
A curved sensor that limits the number of lenses required in optical equipment was recently developed. The new sensor reduces the volume of camera modules by half, creating opportunities for the manufacturers of cameras, smartphones, and other optical systems.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is crucial to controlling product quality and integrity. To be effective, NDT methods must effectively address the complex issue of interpreting results. List, a CEA Tech institute, has developed meta-modelling software that can automatically classify defects. The software will serve as the foundation for a future real-time diagnostics system.
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.