May 25, 2018

From 24 - 25 May 2018 the University of Leoben in Austria was the venue for the second annual meeting of the EU project SME 4.0, which aims to introduce Industry 4.0 in small and medium-sized enterprises and to develop suitable technologies and methods for this purpose. Nearly 30 professors, scientists and young researchers from Austria, Slovakia, Italy, the USA, Thailand and India as well as 2 representatives of the Slovakian partner company Elcom sro met in Leoben to discuss the transfer of Industry 4.0 topics to SMEs and to determine the next steps in the project. The meeting also provided an opportunity to evaluate the progress of the project and the work carried out together with the EU project manager from Brussels, with particular praise for the communication and dissemination to date.

May 18, 2018

Visiting Phd. student Andrew Vickery from WPI in the USA visited Progress Group on May 18, 2018 as part of an excursion with students of the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering course at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. As a technology supplier in the precast concrete industry, Progress operates in a rapidly growing and international market. Together with executives from the Progress Group and Dr.-Ing. Erwin Rauch of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, an assessment for Industry 4.0 was carried out. In addition, a student project was started to digitize the assembly workstations.

May 18, 2018

On May 18th 2018 a seminar was held at TU Kosice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies (Slovakia) by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sakgasem Ramingwong (University of Chiang Mai). The introductory seminar aimed to present the research focus and current activities of Prof. Ramingwong within the SME 4.0 project. The visit of logistic and production facilities of ELCOM, s.r.o. (Presov, Slovakia) will follow.

May 3, 2018

On May 3rd, inner the 25th EUCLIDES Network meeting organized by prof Renato Vidoni at the Free University of Bolzano, the project SME 4.0 as well as the SMART-Mini-Factory Lab activities and infrastructure have been presented by Dr Guido Orzes, prof Renato Vidoni, Dr Gabriele Pasetti Monizza, Dr Patrick Dallasega and Dr Rafael Rojas. The EUCLIDES Network is a network of European Engineering and Technology Universities that collaborate for the improvement of services offered by its members and comprises about 18 institutions all around Europe.