Speeding innovation for industry
Article | Software technologies
Smart digital systems
Digital transformation is driving change in the business world. It is also providing new opportunities to enhance business competitiveness. Digital technologies have the capacity to modernize production systems of all kinds, delivering cost savings, making design processes more efficient, and improving the effectiveness of maintenance and training. CEA Tech institute List is the only research organization in France to possess broad, deep knowledge of all the emerging issues relevant to advanced manufacturing. The institute’s work encompasses modelling and simulation, knowledge engineering, massive data processing, smart vision systems, complex information and communication systems, and sensor networks.
The institute develops and integrates into systems a wide range of technologies and software, cutting across the barriers that typically separate the disciplines involved. List also leverages its experience in nuclear research to drive renowned advances in non-destructive testing (NDT) through innovative simulation and instrumentation.
List also conducts R&D in collaborative robotics, designing precise, safe force-controlled robots capable of assisting human operators with difficult, repetitive, or sensitive tasks.
Finally, the institute develops interactive modelling and simulation software that integrates virtual reality capabilities, as well as tools for augmented reality applications.
The advanced manufacturing platform is housed in a 2,000 sq. m facility and staffed by 200 researchers and technicians. Manufacturing companies turn to the platform to make their production systems more agile and responsive, boosting performance and quality. The platform is home to a full range of equipment, including the GERIM2 non-destructive testing lab, an interactive robotics lab, an immersive virtual reality room, a real-time interactive simulation environment, and software to model and execute complex production systems and industrial IoT solutions.
ALL TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS
Researchers at List, a CEA Tech institute, have combined two guided ultrasonic wave inspection techniques. The innovative method developed is effective at detecting corrosion damage to pipes in areas that cannot be accessed using traditional methods.
Diotasoft offers augmented reality systems
that promise to make complex manufacturing
tasks faster and more reliable.
ActiCM, a List startup, is an expert in 3D
measurement by optical triangulation. In 2008,
it was acquired by the Canadian company
Creaform (Ametek group), a worldwide
specialist in portable 3D measurement and
Extende provides expert support for
manufacturers using CIVA, the most prominent
non-destructive testing simulation software in
Haption’s force feedback system allows users
to simulate future manufacturing tasks in a
virtual digital environment, even before the
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
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.