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How to effectively make ADMA transformation plans come to life

Having focused the last 1,5 year on providing European manufacturing SME’s a holistic, consolidated view on their Advanced Manufacturing maturity and where they can go to, now the time has come to take the ADMA-approach one step further. Let us inspire you on how to start making things real, ie how to implement those transformations […]

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Circular Economy in manufacturing

Manufacturers taking the lead toward the implementation of a sustainable development strategy A linear economy, that extracts resources at increasing rates, according to the principles of take-make-use-dispose, without consideration of the environment in which it operates, cannot continue indefinitely. However, as remarked by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal: “Today, our economy is […]

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ADMA 1st online Learning Network Event

Exchange challenges & solutions related to the highest ADMA FoF maturity levels On the 27th of March, the 3rd Belgian LNE gathered (remotely) twelve Factory of the Future SME leaders and transformation experts to exchange best practices, discuss remaining barriers as well as possible solutions with respect to the highest ADMA FoF maturity levels. Participants: […]

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Creating ADMA transformation plans for European manufacturing SMEs: ADMA advisors share their experiences

The ADMA Initiative, performed on behalf of the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), strongly builds on a holistic approach.  Next to addressing technology oriented transformation areas (T1 – Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, T2 – Digital Factory, T4 – End-To-End Customer Focussed Engineering and T6 – Smart Manufacturing), it also explicitly includes non-technological transformations (T3 – ECO Factory, T5 – Human-Centred […]

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Self-propelled robots in VOLA’s new factory

Experience VOLA’s new factory with self-propelled robots (you can activate the English subtitles on the bottom right of the video on the CC button) Vola’s factory of the future is a unique solution to factory automation, where the robots support Vola’s employees by automating the many logistical processes, ensuring productivity and product quality. MADE had […]

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REIN4CED, the Belgian SME innovating composite materials, boosted by the ADMA Initiative

Light and strong carbon fibre composites, known from Formula 1 and race bikes, face sudden, brittle and dramatic fracture behaviour. In order to tackle this problem, REIN4CED has developed and patented a brand new more impact resistant composite material than carbon. This Belgian SME was nominated as a Finalist in the JEC Innovation Awards 2020, and took part in the ADMA short-term […]

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Belgian Factories of the Future: is it a direction of development for other countries?

Continental, Newtec, Rousselot and Duracell have been awarded the prestigious title of “Factories of The Future“. What are the sources of such dynamic development of Industry 4.0 in the Benelux countries and why should we take an example from them? FACTORY OF THE FUTURE IS AN AWARD AND EXAMPLE FOR EVERY PRODUCTION COMPANY Factories of the Future is an annual competition in which Agoria experts use […]

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MONDRAGON is the best ADMA Supporting Organisation of Q1 2020!

The MONDRAGON Corporation is a federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. It was founded in the town of Mondragon in 1956 by graduates of a local technical college, and its first product was paraffin heaters. They joined the ADMA initiative as a Supporting Organisation (SO) brought by the partner EURECAT, a tech centre that helps SMEs adopt […]

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