The Smart Bending Factory project is centred around a new (physical) state-of-the-art factory specialised in metal cutting and bending. The participating regional companies will share their knowledge, expertise and recourses, and collectively exploit the newly developed manufacturing processes.
Customers will be able to digitally specify and order custom products online. The high level of automation will allow the purchase of a single product at a price equal to products ordered in batches of 500 pieces. This will result in lower costs per unit, an acceleration of business operations, avoiding wastage in raw materials, and an improvement of the competitiveness of the participating companies. Smart Master classes will be available for participants and other interested parties and individuals.
Subsidy: This project is subsidised by the European Union EFRO program (2014-2020).
Location: Gelderland/Varsseveld and surroundings.
Partners: 24TailorSteel, Gunnebo Doetinchem, Innclose, Staja Constructie, Viscon, Jansen Metal Products, ROC Graafschap College, Anton Tijdink Opleidingen and Rosendael Twente.
The Operational Program (OP) ‘Oost-Nederland’ is a joint program by the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland. The program contributes to the long-term improvement of the regional economy. ‘Oost-Nederland’ relays EFRO subsidies to stimulate innovative and low-carbon initiatives. The objective is to increase the proportion of revenues from innovative products, for the particpants.