International Jury awarded 10 ARTISTS to re-think fashion together with scientists

Linz. During the first call of the EU-funded project Re-FREAM, 78 applications were submitted at the official STARTS platform aiming to receive 55.000 EURs funding. In a first open call Re-FREAM were looking for outstanding concepts to three research challenges: from analog to connected, from 2D to 3D and from linear to sustainable circular systems. On July 10, the final decision was made by an international jury of designers, researchers, creators and founders. These ten awarded artists will work together with scientists on their concepts to re-define fashion and will be professionally support in three hubs (Linz, Valencia and Berlin) as part of a co-creation process.  Re-FREAM is proud to present our co-creators and their concepts

 

from analog to connected (HUB Berlin):

1. Constructing Connectivity by Jessica Smarsch:

Constructing Connectivity aims to disrupt the standards of healthcare with design sensitivity. Dignity, comfort, beauty, and creativity are seldom on the product requirements lists when developing a medical device. The goal of Constructing Connectivity is to deliver an engaging rehabilitation experience to stroke patients while also improving recovery and enhancing quality of life. By the end of this project we will create a functioning manufactured prototype that allows stroke patients to engage in creative, multi-sensory rehabilitation exercises.

2. Alma by Giulia Tomasello

Alma is a non-invasive wearable biosensor designed for the detection of vaginal infections. The project aims to develop a less conspicuous, wearable system that is low cost and reusable, capable of detecting pH and lactic acid from vaginal secretions and gather data that can be used to reconstruct an individual’s physiological profile. These data will be interfaced with a mobile app designed to monitor the vaginal chemistry and generate educational awareness. Alma is designed to empower women to become familiar with their own bodies and active patients, more willing to seek healthcare professional advice when necessary and break some of the taboos that are still attached to gynaecological health. Alma is in collaboration with scientists T.Busolo, J.Che and M.Calabrese.

 

3. LOVEWEAR  by witsense team

LOVEWEAR is a smart underwear that helps people of all abilities to self-explore and enhance their own intimacy and sexuality. Disabled sexuality is often neglected to release carer and families from uncomfortable responsibilities, which pose moral and ethical questions. Whether the individual is deprived of its natural appetite or its emotional and sentimental implications, what is really missing is the self-consciousness and the awareness towards his own body.  LOVEWEAR want to empower the wearer through a tactile experience achieved by Inflatable inserts, activated within the underwear linen, through the interaction with a connected ‘console’ pillow.

 

from 2D to 3D (HUB Linz):

4. Digital Vogue – Between Synthetic and Organic Processes by Julia Körner:

The project Julia Koerner is proposing for Re-FREAM is focused on the 2D to 3D relationship in 3D-Printed Fashion. The research focuses on digitally translating natural patterns into algorithms on the computer. It explores digital pattern design and multi-colour 3D printing on fabric, inspired by microscopic natural artefacts. 

 

5. WeAreAble by Ganit Goldstein

The digital revolution is part of our body, it is our second skin. What would happen if we, as a human factor, will interfere with the code of the digital work? this is exactly the subject of my project. ‘WeAReABle’ project deals with the making process of customized fashion designs. It is based on 3D body scans and 3D parametric codes combined with multi-color 3D printing directly on fabric.

Goldstein considers the human body as a platform for innovation, focusing on ‘smart textiles’ development. The project Goldstein is working on examines the border between future and tradition, redrawing the boundaries between hand-made and ‘machine-made.’ By using parametric design software and changing parameters codes, the outcome consists of outfits that are fit-to-measure to the exact curves and figure according to unique body shape. By using the technology of 3D printing, we-are-able to print this data, and make a textile that ‘remembers’ the 3D properties of a specific body

 

6. A 3D-based design process for the development of garments with a robotic based additive manufacturing method  by Michael Wieser (Yokai Team)

Bringing clothing production back to Europe is made possible through the creation of a new digital based process for local customization and garment production: by developing completely new methods for fashion design, like a whole 3D process that spans from 3D design, flattening, 3D seams to 3D presentations, the yokai team focuses on the production part, where there is still a huge lack of innovation. Our long term goal is to build a robot based automated manufacturing system, which enables the production of customised clothes. 

 

from linear to sustainable circular systems (HUB Valencia):

7. Marinero by Jef Montes

Inspired by the contrast of the sea and plastic pollution. Marinero is the first project of Studio Adaptive Skins. The focus of Marinero is to create an architectural blueprint that transforms organically over the course of time due to different meteorological conditions. The vision is to design a new kind of production system that results into adaptive garments that grow with us individually. Plastic will be collected from the sea and transformed into new threads. These plastic threads will be used in combination with the natural fibers from sea based materials (horizontal versus vertical). 

 

8. Cooking New Materials by Youyang Song

Cooking new materials is an independently developed technique which aims to process biowastes into a soft but yet robust leather-like material. Banana and orange peel or soy-milk are combined with a natural binding agent as the substrate. The resulting composite is fully biodegradable and can be easily reused after the re-cooking process. It is a 100% biodegradable, zero waste natural product. Moreover, the bio-material provides similar toughness, durability and water resistance as normal leather material.

 

9. Leather for Vegetarians by Fabio Molinas

“Leather for Vegetarians” is a material that imitates the leather but it is created from cork powder, a residue originated when sanding pieces of cork in the process of manufacturing the bottle caps, widely used in wine.

 

10. FRAGMENTS GARMENTS by Elisabeth Jayot

The Fragments Garments propose to relocate within small urban manufacturing units akin to Fablabs, the production of garments, – moreover designed seamless and modular -, based on a worldwide digital pattern trade. We would gather in one place a locally-sourced sustainable fabric library, a co-creation customer service, an on-demand laser-cutting of customized spare parts to be manually assembled by the user, and a shop offering ready-to-wear second hand clothes made of recombined used spare parts collected there. This project adds a 4th dimension to the classic Reduce, Repair, Recycle concept by involving the consumer who can easily dismantle and transform clothes according to changing trends, needs or sizes, thus leading to a longer life-span.

 

The artists will be presented on September 6, 2019 within the STARTS DAYS of  the Ars Electronica Festival.

 

Re-FREAM invites all artists and designers to submit their innovative concepts in the second call  in 2020. The call will be published on July 1, 2020. 

 

About the project: 

Re-FREAM is EU-funded project with 12 partners under the umbrella of STARTS and an invitation to artists and designers  to re-think the future of fashion with state-of-the-art production technologies. Re-FREAM gives fashion artists and designers an extraordinary opportunity to have access to an  unknown world: new spaces, new materials, new processes, new professional profiles. 

 

STARTS

Re-FREAM is part of the STARTS Family. STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) is an initiative of the European Commission. Its purpose is to support collaborations between artists, scientists, engineers and researchers to develop more creative, inclusive, and sustainable technologies. Re-FREAM is the lighthouse project for artistic exploration of technologies for fashion.

 

Re-FREAM is funded by the Europen Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 825647,

Our F-Scan is on the current cover page of the #lightweight.design magazine (springer Verlag). #FScan is a sensor technology that allows the accurate measurement of fibre angles on #composite parts. The technology can be used for different types of materials (carbon, glass) and also during different stages of the production process (raw material, pre-form, clear-coated part). Aside from measuring the orientation it allows the detection of typical defects such as inclusions or distorted fabric.

F-Scan was award with the  JEC Innovation Award within the project  ZAero.

The current issue of lightweight.design can be find here:

https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/lightweight-design/3404430

 

Zero Defect Manufaturing for industry

PROFACTOR has succesfully implemented inspection systems for metallic parts as well as composite parts in industry. Our powerful tools provide a new perspective on your production
and take you to the next level: Evolve from sorting out defective parts to avoid defects by closing the feedback loop in your production. PROFACTOR supports every step of your way, with undivided focus on your goal: Zero defects.

Folder: Zero Defect Manufacturing: Inspection systems

Folder: Zero Defect Manufacturing: Sensors with technical information

  • LScan – inline control for tow-placement processes
  • FScan – measurement of fibre angles on composite parts
  • HScan – Inspection of drill holes in composite components
  • DScan – Inspection of high-gloss surfaces

PROFACTOR is exhibiting at the Inprint  2019 – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PRINT TECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING –  robot-based inkjet printing, integration of electronics and digital tampon printing  together with ITW Morlock vertreten (A6, Booth 248).

Visit us in Hall A6, Booth 248. Contact us to get your free visitor badge: Verena Musikar.

We look forward to welcoming you on our booth!

Our PROFACTOR-Team

The Micro & Nano Engineering 2019 will be the 45th Conference in a series that started in Cambridge in 1975, and was held most recently in Vienna (2016), Braga (2017) and Copenhagen (2018). Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE) is the core international conference focusing on: A) micro/ nanofabrication and manufacturing techniques, and B) application of the fabricated micro/nanostructures, devices and microsystems into electronics, photonics, energy, environment, chemistry and life sciences.

 

2 Oral Presentation and 7 Poster Presentation has been accepted from PROFACTOR.

Oral Presentation:

Proto-MIP – A Novel Route for MIP fabrication
S. Haas, L. Schranzhofer, B. Roberts

 Antireflective Moth-Eyes Structures on Freeform Surfaces fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography
M.J. Haslinger, A.R. Moharana, D. Fechtig and M. Mühlberger 

 

Poster Presentation:

Magnetic design of multi-component nanoprobes for biomolecular diagnostics
H. Brueckl, A. Shosha, M.J. Haslinger, T. Mitteramskogler, M. Muehlberger, J. Schotter,
S. Schrittwieser

Nanoimprint Lithography as New Route towards 3-dimensionally structured substrates for in-vitro growth of cell cultures
P. Schuller, M. Rothbauer, P. Ertl, A.R. Moharana, M. Mühlberger, E. Bertagnolli,
H.D. Wanzenboeck

Magnetic- plasmonic nanoparticles fabricated with high throughput step and repeat
nanoimprint lithography
M. J. Haslinger , T. Mitteramskogler, A. Shoshi  , S. Schrittwieser  , J. Schotter, 
H. Brueckl , M. Muehlberger 

Self-Aligned, High Resolution Conductive Lines for Micro Heaters Fabrication
V. M. Di Pietro, H. M. Außerhuber, T. Mitteramskogler, P. Kulha, F. R. Tessarollo, M. Mühlberger

Combining Multilayer Multimaterial Nanoimprinting and Inkjet Printing
M. Mühlberger, A. R. Moharana, H. Außerhuber, S. Kopp, T. Mitteramskogler, D. Fechtig

Nanoimprint Lithography for the Creation of Solar Thermal Absorbers
Tina Mitteramskogler, Michael J. Haslinger, Ambiörn Wennberg, Iván F. Martínez, Michael Muehlberger, Matthias Krause and Elena Guillén

Open Microchannels filled with Nanoparticle Inks
Tina Mitteramskogler, Vito Matteo Di Pietro, Helene Außerhuber, Leo Schranzhofer, Michael Muehlberger

 

The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions, based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality or commercial applications of innovations. The JEC in Paris is the world’s largest composites exhibition. Ten composite innovation champions selected among 30 finalists, from more than a hundred entries, were awarded

The project ZAero coordinated by PROFACTOR won the JEC innovation award in the category aerospace processes.

The project consortium developed technologies for zero defect manufacturing of large composite parts.

Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts

In the aerospace industry, very large components (e.g. wing covers) are made of carbon fiber composite materials. Different challenges are related to the processing of such materials. The complexity that comes with carbon fiber composites often leads to anomalies and defects during production. The EU project ZAero developed intelligent inspection technology to detect problems in production at an early stage. The ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP and ADMP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools. The technology will be showcased at the JEC (Hall 5, Booth S66).

Very high quality standards have to be met in the aerospace industry. In order to guarantee production of defect-free components, a great deal of effort needs to be put into quality control. Lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) components are nowadays largely used in the aerospace industry. Production of such parts requires multiple stages of processing, each of which needs to be done with great care.

Continuous process monitoring for zero defects
In order to avoid defects during production, the EU project ZAero developed technologies for consistent monitoring of production. This is based on sensors for fiber orientation measurement and 3D profile scanning that perform inline monitoring during the lay-up process. In addition to this, data from the following production stages (infusion, curing) is collected in a manufacturing database. This database represents a “digital twin” of the real part as manufactured. Intelligent data processing and mechanical simulation provide information about the severity of defects.Logistical simulation delivers information about the part flow and overall production performance. This enables a global view on the production and reveals how defect rates and re-work decisions affect, for example, completion time of a specific order.

Industrial reference implementation
Installation of monitoring systems into industrial environments were done at the facilities of Danobat and FIDAMC. The deployed sensor systems were demonstrated to work well in the respective environments. Data collection, simulation, and decision support modules were successfully demonstrated. Experiments showed that the future production of up to 60 passenger planes per month will be possible with the technologies developed within the project.

PROFACTOR is an Austrian research company located in Steyr and focuses on developing new methods for integrated production technologies. In the field of composite part production, the technological focus is on zero defect manufacturing. PROFACTOR offers sensor systems for fibre orientation measurements, AFP and ADMP monitoring, surface inspection and thermography. Visit us at booth S66 in hall 5.

ZAero Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

Coordinator PROFACTOR GmbH
Partners: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Dassault Systèmes SE, M Torres Diseños Industriales SA, IK4 – IDEKO S Coop, Danobat S Coop, FIDAMC
Duration: 2016 – 2019
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Website: www.zaero-project.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721362.

The project ZAero coordinated by PROFACTOR was nominated as one of the finalists of the JEC innovation award.

The project consortium developed technologies for zero defect manufacturing of large composite parts.

Visit PROFACTOR at the JEC 2019 in Hall 5, Booth S66. The JEC takes place from March 12-14, 2019 in Paris.

 

Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts

In the aerospace industry, very large components (e.g. wing covers) are made of carbon fiber composite materials. Different challenges are related to the processing of such materials. The complexity that comes with carbon fiber composites often leads to anomalies and defects during production. The EU project ZAero developed intelligent inspection technology to detect problems in production at an early stage. The ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP and ADMP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools. The technology will be showcased at the JEC (Hall 5, Booth S66).

Very high quality standards have to be met in the aerospace industry. In order to guarantee production of defect-free components, a great deal of effort needs to be put into quality control. Lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) components are nowadays largely used in the aerospace industry. Production of such parts requires multiple stages of processing, each of which needs to be done with great care.

Continuous process monitoring for zero defects
In order to avoid defects during production, the EU project ZAero developed technologies for consistent monitoring of production. This is based on sensors for fiber orientation measurement and 3D profile scanning that perform inline monitoring during the lay-up process. In addition to this, data from the following production stages (infusion, curing) is collected in a manufacturing database. This database represents a “digital twin” of the real part as manufactured. Intelligent data processing and mechanical simulation provide information about the severity of defects.Logistical simulation delivers information about the part flow and overall production performance. This enables a global view on the production and reveals how defect rates and re-work decisions affect, for example, completion time of a specific order.

Industrial reference implementation
Installation of monitoring systems into industrial environments were done at the facilities of Danobat and FIDAMC. The deployed sensor systems were demonstrated to work well in the respective environments. Data collection, simulation, and decision support modules were successfully demonstrated. Experiments showed that the future production of up to 60 passenger planes per month will be possible with the technologies developed within the project.

PROFACTOR is an Austrian research company located in Steyr and focuses on developing new methods for integrated production technologies. In the field of composite part production, the technological focus is on zero defect manufacturing. PROFACTOR offers sensor systems for fibre orientation measurements, AFP and ADMP monitoring, surface inspection and thermography. Visit us at booth S66 in hall 5.

ZAero Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

Coordinator PROFACTOR GmbH
Partners: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Dassault Systèmes SE, M Torres Diseños Industriales SA, IK4 – IDEKO S Coop, Danobat S Coop, FIDAMC
Duration: 2016 – 2019
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Website: www.zaero-project.eu

 

PROFACTOR will exhibit at the  JEC 2019– the leading international composites show – and showcase its competences related to  Zero Defect Manufacturing (Hall 5, booth S66). The exhibition takes place at March 12 – 14, 2019 in Paris

In particular, PROFACTOR will showcase the intelligent inspection technology to detect problems in production at an early stage, developed in the EU-Project Zaero. The ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP and ADMP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools. The technology will be showcased at the JEC (Hall 5, Booth S66).

Contact us to get your free visitor badge: Verena Musikar.

We are looking forward to meet you in Paris!

PROFACTOR-Team

 

ZAero has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721362.

Our Contact

Verena Musikar BA MSc
Project Management Assistance
Corporate Communication

+43 72 52 885 142
verena.musikar@nullprofactor.at

The Profactor-team presents latest results related to nanotechnology at the NILindustrialday 2019 in Aachen, Germany (SuperC, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen)

The NILindustrialday is a major event for the strong European NanoImprint Lithography (NIL) community.

This event primarily addresses the existing opportunities for the application of NIL and NIL related technologies as manufacturing techniques. In addition, the new promising technological approaches in the field of NIL will be presented in a healthy mix. The NILindustrialday offers industrial users and leading scientists a common platform for fruitful discussions and exchange of information.

The enormous potential of NIL to become an industrial scale production technology will be showcased.

The NILindustrialday 2019 is organized by AMO in cooperation with micro resist technology and PROFACTOR

http://www.nil-industrialday.org/

The program is available at the official website.

We are looking for to meet you in Aachen.

Nanoimprint lithography @ PROFACTOR

Your contact

Dr. Michael Mühlberger
Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 7252 885 253
michael.muehlberger@nullprofactor.at

PROFACTOR is exhibiting at the Control 2019 – International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance – with the topic Zero Defect Manufacturing.

This year we will demonstrate what augmented reality can achieve in quality assurance, the inspection of boreholes using photometric stereo for tank valve fuel cells, and a highly flexible, robot-guided inspection system for free-form surfaces.

We look forward to welcoming you on our booth and discussing new perspectives in quality assurance with you.

Visit us in Hall 6, Booth 6519. Contact us to get your free visitor badge: Verena Musikar.

We are looking forward to see you at the Control.
Your PROFACTOR-Team

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Verena Musikar BA MSc
Project Management Assistance
Corporate Communication

+43 72 52 885 142
verena.musikar@nullprofactor.at

PROFACTOR is organizing the conference AUSTRIAN ROBOTICS WORKSHOP AND OAGM WORKSHOP 2019 from May 9-10, 2019 in Steyr.

The Austrian Robotics Workshop aims to bring together researchers, experts and practitioners working on various robotics topics to discuss current developments and challenges in robotics and its applications. The new edition in Steyr is primarily aimed at robotics competence in the production area.

The OAGM workshop provides a platform for presentation and discussion of research progress as well as current projects with the OAGM/AAPR community.

The symposium is organized by two independent groups:

  • OAGM addresses image processing, and computer vision
  • ARW (Austrian Robotics Workshop) addresses robots and automation, human-machine collaboration.

Austrian Robotics Workshop and OAGM Workshop 2019