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Here below are four projects in which CECIMO took part from 2011-2015:



1/09/2014 – 31/08/2016

The advanced manufacturing sector is changing. New innovative and digital technologies are constantly being developed. NAMA (Numeracy for Advanced MAnufacturing) developed training materials for education providers and interactive tools for learners and employees, to increase numeracy skills in the advanced manufacturing workforce. These tools explain why mathematics is required in the real world, and provide situational contexts of how to use it. The NAMA project was led by University of Rzeszow, in partnership with the University of Sheffield Training Center, CECIMO, PROMEA and CKUNT.

Opens external link in new windowNAMA mobile app and MOOC


1/09/2013 – 31/08/2016

THERMACO (Smart Thermal conductive AI MMCs by casting) is a European project that focused on the use of novel, extremely efficient, carbon based thermally conductive materials for heat evacuation applications in critical fields such as power micro-electronics, e-mobility and (renewable) energy generation as well as highest performance combustion engines.

It provided manufacturing technologies to integrate thermal highways based on Graphene and TPG into Aluminium cast parts, creating extremely efficient solutions of heat evacuation using Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites (Al-MMC), applicable in many key technologies and products, bolstering several sectors in Europe.

THERMACO developed new and improved specialised heat conductive materials, aiming at extremely efficient solutions while taking environmental aspects into account.

It incorporated technological and strategic innovations in order to provide products applicable to a wide range of sectors with suitable tools and methodology for a significant increase in functional properties while ensuring compact design, weight reduction and cost efficiency.

Opens external link in new windowWatch the THERMACO video


1/07/2013 – 30/06/2016

INTEFIX (INTElligent FIXtures for the manufacturing of low rigidity components), funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), aimed to increase the performance of the machining processes by using intelligent fixture systems. These systems allow the monitoring, control and adaptation of the process to obtain suitable results according to precision, quality and cost requirements. The main outcome of the INTEFIX project was the integration of new and state of the art technologies (sensors, actuators, control algorithms, simulation tools, etc.) and modular fixtures capable of modifying the behaviour and interactions between the process and systems in machining operations. This reduces time and costs and offer improved performance and capabilities. This project was coordinated by the Spanish foundation TEKNIKER. CECIMO was a key dissemination partner and increased industrial awareness of the project results through its global network over the project's three years.

Opens external link in new windowProject results


01 09 2013 – 31 08 2015

The EXPLORE (Extended Exploitation of European Research Projects’ Knowledge and Results) project aimed at unleashing the full potential of the accumulated knowledge base at the European level through projects funded by the EC in the area of production technologies. It promoted the industrial exploitation of research results mainly by identifying new opportunities for demonstrators and pilot lines.

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01 07 2010 - 31 12 2013

The aim of the DEMAT (Dematerialised Manufacturing Systems) project was to dematerialise the machine tools and manufacturing systems that are designed and produced in Europe.

The DEMAT project provided European companies with knowledge-based technologies and tools to transform them into providers of holistic manufacturing solutions where the machine tools consists of ultra-light, adaptive and 100% recyclable skeletal structures with which the material content of machines is reduced over 70% while fulfilling demands of machining precision and productivity. These dematerialised machines are integrated with immaterial goods and services such as innovative win-win business models and human-capital based services.


DEMAT conference report 2013
CECIMO magazine Fall 2012 article

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01 10 2011 – 30 09 2014

EMC2-Factory project aimed at enabling European manufacturing industries to overachieve Europe 2020 program targets through development of a breakthrough paradigm for cost-effective, highly productive, energy-efficient and sustainable production systems, through:

  • Definition of a holistic perspective of the economically and ecologically oriented factory;
  • Development and evaluation of new enabling technologies to guarantee resource usage and emission reduction in manufacturing systems;
  • Development and extension of new factory design, planning and optimization tools to improve energy/resource efficiency, exploiting building-production equipment interaction;
  • Provision of integration reference models and guidelines to support the shift towards new sustainable production;
  • Definition of standards for economically and environmentally sound factories.



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01 07 2013 – 31 12 2014

The project DESIGN-MTS – Defining Social responsibility Interventions for a Grounded Networking in Machine Tools Sector aimed at encouraging and enabling the European machine tool industry and its supply chain to take a strategic and integrated approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in cooperation with relevant stakeholders.

A multi-stakeholder platform on CSR was built to help companies from the machine tools sector and its supply chain integrating CSR in their corporate strategy and purpose, and to provide all interested stakeholders with the opportunity to participate and cooperate. It tackled workplace challenges such as the effects of demographic change in the job market, or employees’ health, safety and well-being. It also contributed to developing the workforce's employability by helping MT companies' developing their workforce's horizontal skills.


CECIMO Magazine Fall 2014 article


All projects on this page were
co-funded by the European Union