In 2018, the 4th edition of the Add+it (Symposium on ADDitive Manufacturing and Innovative Technologies), focused on polymers, will take place on September 27 – 28, 2018, in Steyr, AT.

Symposium venue:

Museum Arbeitswelt
Wehrgrabengasse 7
4400 Steyr

We are happy to welcome experts from ten different countries. All talks will be in English.

The program will be available soon.

Register here. 

B2B-Meetings: The pre-arranged 20 minutes meetings with other participants of the symposium are organized in the framework of the Add+it symposium and will take place before the Add+it on September 27. Additional free-of-charge registration is necessary at: B2B-Meetings . The B2B-Meetings are organized by the European Enterprise Network.

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Speakers 2018

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Program Add+it 2017

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PROGRAM 2017

PROGRAM 2016

Here you can download the program of the Add+it 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to contact us, in case of any questions

contact@nulladdit2018.org 

 

The Add+it 2018 offers a platform for science and industry to discuss challenges and topics all across additive manufacturing and innovative technologies. This year one-on-one meetings are organized in the framework of the Add+it symposium by the Enterprise Europe Network. B2B-Meetings are an ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings (20 minutes each) with other participants of the symposium.  You register & publish your company profile and collaboration wishes at a dedicated website, browse the participant list and book meetings with delegates of your interest. Approx. one week before the event you receive your individual meeting schedule. Explore the opportunities and find new business, technology or research partners in the field of additive manufacturing. Besides the registration to the symposium an additional free-of-charge registration for the B2B-meetings is necessary at: https://addit2018.b2match.io/

During the Add+it 2018 international experts from ten different countries will share their knowledge in several talks and two parallel sessions to show what additive manufacturing offers today and what can be expected in the future.

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Register now for the B2B-Meetings: https://addit2018.b2match.io/ 

September 27, 2018 (9:30-12:10) – before the Add+it

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In the below map you can find of important event location.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1JUvqoyGa6eMeQ-iWtD9vfzTlrCQ

 

Accommodation

Hotel arrangements: Please use this website to book your hotel in Steyr:

http://www.business-steyr.at/en/service/hotel-reservation/add-it-2018.html 

Travel Information – Add+it 2018

By train

There is a very good service of trains to Steyr from Vienna (2,5 hours), Salzburg (2 hours), Munich (3 hours) and other international destinations. Exit Steyr train station. To reach the conference venue (Museum Arbeitswelt) you could walk 15 minutes or take the bus 4 to the station “Zwischenbrücke or Frauengasse”. The conference venue is located approximately 500 m. Duration from main train station: approx. 10 min.

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By Plane

Arrival at >> Linz  Airport:

Distance: ~ 35 km

Shuttle service to Steyr are available.

 

By car

Follow roadway A1, take exit “Enns/Steyr”. Distance: ~ 2,5 km

Follow the street B 309 to Steyr. The Conference venue is located close to the city center. A parking space is available in the Street Gaswerkgasse 1, 4400 Steyr. Please follow the signs at the conference venue.

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PROFACTOR ist von 19. -22. Juni: Automatica vertreten. Wir informieren über unsere aktuellen Projekte rund um die Produktionsforschung. Das Thema industrielle Assistenzsysteme bringen wir Ihnen anhand unsere XRob-Plattform näher. XRob-Systeme ermöglichen die Automatisierung manueller Prüf- und Handhabung und Fügeaufgaben hochflexibel auch bei kleinen Losgrößen. Die XRob-Systeme sind dafür konzipiert, dass sie von BedienerInnen einfach in Betrieb genommen und für neue Aufgaben eigenständig konfiguriert werden können.

Sie finden uns  in Halle 5, Stand 207. Ihr kostenloses Ticket erhalten Sie hier.

Wir freuen uns, Sie in Stuttgart begrüßen zu dürfen!
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PROFACTOR ist auf der Control 2018 – Internationale Fachmesse für Qualitätssicherung – mit dem Thema Zerstörungsfreie Inspektion vertreten (Halle 6, Stand 6524). Die Messe findet von 24. bis 27. April in Stuttgart statt.

Optische Qualitätskontrolle reicht weit über iO/niO-Entscheidungen hinaus. PROFACTOR entwickelt Prüfsysteme, die auf maschinellem Lernen beruhen. Die Systeme lernen vom Menschen und bilden seine Entscheidungsmodelle ab. Diese Intelligenz ermöglicht einen flexiblen Einsatz für neue Varianten und Aufgaben.

Sie finden uns  in Halle 6, Stand 6524. Ihr kostenloses Ticket erhalten Sie hier.

Wir freuen uns, Sie in Hannover begrüßen zu dürfen!
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Im Namen von PROFACTOR und der GMAR (Gesellschaft für Mess- Regel und Robotertechnik) laden wir Sie herzlichst zum Robotic Talk am 19.4.2018 in Steyr ein. Unterstützt wird diese Veranstaltung vom Land OÖ und vom bmvit und steht im Zeichen der Internationalisierung und der Möglichkeiten der Robotik im Europäischen Umfeld.

Ziel des Workshops ist eine Vorstellung der europäischen Plattform euRobotics  im Rahmen eines „Robotic Talks“ des DTR Projekts Smart Factory HUB.

Finales Programm:

13:00 -13:30 Eintreffen der Teilnehmer, Eröffnung

 

13:30-13:40 Begrüßung: LH Stellv. Dr. Michael Strugl, MBA

 

13:40-14:25 Keynote: „Aktivitäten der europäischen Plattform „euRobotics“, Dr. Reinhard Lafrenz, Secretary General, euRobotics

 

14:25- 14:40 Robotics Aktivitäten im BMVIT, Dr. Ingo Hegny

 

14:40 – 15:00 Pause

 

15:00 -15:15 Die österreichische Gesellschaft für Mess-, Automatisierungs- und Robotertechnik: (GMAR), Christian Wögerer, Profactor GmbH

 

15:15 -16:00 Ausgewählte Robotik Lösungen für die Industrie

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Müller, JKU
  • Dr. Andreas Pichler, PROFACTOR GmbH
  • Dipl. Ing.(FH)  Gerald Greiner, Rotax GmbH & CoKG, RIC GmbH
  • Dipl. Ing. Christian Augdopler, KEBA AG

 

16:00- 16:30 Diskussion

 

16:30 – 17:30: Laborführung PROFACTOR

 

17:30: Ausklang beim Buffet

 

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten: PROFACTOR GmbH

+43 07252 885 0 | sekretariat@nullprofactor.at |

Das Event ist Teil des Projektes SMART FATORY HUB, in dem Projekt sollen KMUs  bei der Umsetzung von Innovationen unterstützt werden.

 

 

 

 

Dieses Projekt wurde aus Mitteln des Strategischen Wirtschafts- und Forschungsprogrammes „Innovatives OÖ 2020 vom Land OÖ gefördert

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Dr. Andreas Pichler
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Assistive Robotik kombiniert Mensch und Maschine, Intelligenz und Rechenleistung,
Denkvermögen und Kraft sinnvoll.

Im Einklang – Mensch & Roboter

Die künftig engere Zusammenarbeit von Mensch und Roboter bietet neue Potentiale in der Produktion.
Mensch und Roboter agieren in gegenseitiger Ergänzung, um die gestellten Aufgaben effizienter und besser zu lösen.
Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung erhalten Sie:

  • einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Technik
  • mögliche Potentiale
  • Rahmenbedingungen

beim Einsatz von kollaborativen Robotersystemen in Klein-und Mittelbetrieben.

Wann: 18. April 2018, 16:00 Uhr
Wo: system 7 metal technology
GmbH
Gewerbegebiet Süd 10
4664 Oberweis

 

Einladung

Anmeldung bis 11. April 2018:
per Online-Service: https://online.wkooe.at/WKO/2018-29660 oder
per E-Mail: veranstaltung@nullwkooe.at.

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Verena Musikar BA MSc
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PROFACTOR lässt bei der Langen Nacht der Forschung (13. April) einen seiner Roboter beim beliebten Spiel 4-gewinnt gegen die Besucher antreten. Es ist nur eine der insgesamt zehn Stationen, bei denen die Besucher im Technologiehaus im Stadtgut Steyr erahnen können, wie die Zukunft der Arbeitswelt aussieht.

 

Andreas Pichler, CTO: „Mit diesem 4-Gewinnt Roboter zeigen wir spielerisch, was kognitive Maschinen leisten werden. Es ist aber noch viel Forschungsarbeit notwendig, bis ein Roboter halb so intelligent ist wie ein Jagdhund.“

 

Wie die Zukunft in der digitalen Fabrik aussehen wird, das zeigen auch die anderen neun Stationen in den Labors des Forschungsunternehmens. Im „Cognitive Factory Lab“ mit dem Fokus auf intelligente Assistenzsysteme sehen die Besucher unter anderem, wie der Roboter beim Zusammenschrauben von Flugzeug-Leichtbauteilen hilft. Außerdem können modernste 3D-Drucker bei der Arbeit beobachtet werden und Tintenstrahldrucker, , die nicht auf Briefpapier, sondern mit speziellen Tinten elektrische Leiterbahnen drucken.

Informationen zu allen Stationen im Technologiehaus von PROFACTOR finden Sie hier.

 

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Thomas Almdal

is head of the DTI Lab for Advanced Robot Safety and project manager of the H2020 project COVR.

Title of the talk:
Enabling technologies for industrial Human Robot Collaboration

Short abstract:
In this talk we focus on the current industrial state of some of the core technologies required to successfully develop True Non-Expert Teaching in the robotics domain. We discuss the need for intelligent modules in an automated production such that humans in the production are enhanced through technology. We present some of the success stories we have seen in the past years, illustrated though a set of concrete use cases.

Additionally, we discuss the current state of instructing, configuring and programming of new automation processes, we touch upon the future need from, and expectations towards, academia.

Finally, we illustrate the gap between Academia and industry and highlight the issue of not enabling the value-chain to benefit from state-of-the-art technology.

 

Jacek Malec
is working as a full professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Lund

 

Title of the talk 
End-user instruction of assembly tasks, first lessons

Short abstract:
Teaching a two-handed collaborative robot an assembly tasks may be challenging. In order to simplify it we propose a tool that makes some of the intricacies of the process easier to overcome by non-experienced users. Our studies have shown that dealing with references (points, objects or coordinate systems) is one major source of programming errors. We provide a straightforward support for this. Another provided feature is geometrical transformations obvious to humans (like „mirror this movement“) but usually not available in the program repertoire. I will discuss some of such helpful features making end-user instruction possible.

 

 

Walter Wohlkinger
is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Danube Robotics.

Title of the talk
From safe industrial robots to safe applications everywhere

Short abstract:
The range of cobot applications is increasing rapidly. Cobots are exceeding initial expectations in terms of payload, speed, usability/operational concept and variety of robot models.

Practical experience shows a lack of genuine collaborative applications, as the majority of applications is aiming towards fenceless cooperation between humans and robots in a shared workspace.

Within this spectrum of cobot applications we find industrial robots with a payload of 150 kg as well as cycle time optimized lightweight cobots. These applications have in common that they rely on holistic safety solutions in order to be collaborative. Such solutions integrate gripper, work piece, flange, sensors, cables as well as control elements and simplify risk assessment.

 

 

Kathleen Delang
is working in the Department of Robotics and Assembling technologies at Fraunhofer IWU since January 2016.

Title of the talk
From operators to management: Introducing Smart Robots means training for everyone

Short abstract:
As customer requirements are getting more and more complex there is a significant demand of trainings for all participants of the topic Smart Robotics. It starts with the requirements analysis where responsible persons from engineers to management have to be sensitized for today’s possibilities of Smart Robots and is an ongoing process to the operators working next to the robots every single day. Fraunhofer has developed several tools to support involved parties as gesture guiding for set-up, VR-based trainings for operators or special teaching programs for planning engineers to develop Human-Robot-Interaction applications. The presentation will give an overview about needed trainings and their requirements to bridge the gap between science and industrial applications.

 

Mildred Puerto Coy

is working as Project Manager at Tecnalia for Advanced Manufacturing

 

Title of the talk
Teaching methodologies for flexible robotic cells

Short abstract
Automation and digital technologies combination could be the solution to obtain a useful tool for SMEs and finally convince them to use robots. A robot should be a versatile tool, being possible to use by technical people without being experts also in robot programming. The easy programming, programming by demonstration and the programming based on capabilities is being used in Tecnalia to increase the usability of flexible robotic cells. A clear path to support flexible robotics is being followed and during the last years it has been adapted to the acceptance of some of our technical proposals or eliminating approaches not mature or usable enough.

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The “Beyond Smart Robots” workshop is jointly organized by PROFACTOR and TU Wien during European Robotics Forum (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, held in Tampere, Finland, on 15 March 2018.

 

Beyond Smart Robots: Enabling Technologies for True Non-Expert Teaching

In conjunction with the European Robotics Forum 2018, Tampere, Finland, March 13-15, 2018

Aim and Scope

Although academic research demonstrated numerous ways to easily program robots, most of them have not become industrial reality yet. Current industrial robots are still difficult to program, leading to high changeover times when new products are introduced. This is especially challenging considering new trends like high product variants and low lot sizes. In order to compete with global markets, the factories of tomorrow have to close this gap soon.

At the same time, new technologies arising from other scientific branches bring disruptive changes with unexpected opportunities. For example, recent advances in Deep Learning endow robots with “human-level” cognitive capabilities. In some domains, they have even surpassed human skills, e.g. image classification or strategic games. Augmented Reality, as another example, has grown up from the infancy and is a major interaction technology used in gaming industry and modern mobile phones.

Target Audience and Topics

This workshop aims to find synergies between different fields of science to aid in the application area of non-experts robot teaching for industrial processes. In order to limit the high number of possible processes, the focus is on assembly.

The following topics are of interest (but not limited to):

  • Enabling technologies for teaching robots
  • AI / Deep Learning for robots
  • Tools and components that aid in teaching robots
  • Augmented reality for teaching robots
  • User interaction modules

The workshop will bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to exchange ideas and results towards the goal of boosting learning capabilities of robotics in the factory of the future. The workshop is structured with invited talks that provide both the industrial and academic perspective on the field of teaching robots for industrial environments. The talks present the challenges, new research opportunities and some success stories in this field. The talks are structured with time for questions and interactions to engage the audience and consolidate their point of view.

Invited Talks

  • Thomas Madsen Almdal, Danish Technological Institute
  • Walter Wohlkinger, Blue Danube Robotics
  • Jacek Malec, Lund University
  • Kathleen Delang, Fraunhofer IWU
  • Mildred Puerto Coy, Tecnalia

Speakers - ERF 2018

Thomas Almdal is head of the DTI Lab for Advanced Robot Safety and project manager of the H2020 project COVR. Title of the talk: Enabling technologies for industrial Human Robot Collaboration Short abstract: In this talk we focus on the current industrial state of some of the core technolo...

Important Dates

Workshop: 15 March 2018, 08:30 – 10:00 (Maestro, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland)

 

Organizers

In collaboration with:

         

      

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