SmartFactory BNL meets production challenges
With our Smart Factory we join forces with companies to provide answers to the challenges of our production companies. For example, their customers increasingly expect customised products, with short delivery times and preferably without extra costs. This is not self-evident. The current production systems are designed to manufacture large quantities of exactly the same product, not for manufacturing customised products. That’s why our factories need to transform into flexible, smart and digital workplaces.
In the SmartFactory initiative, Flanders Make develops concepts together with companies to meet these production challenges. What started as a small initiative with 3 partners has now grown into a full-fledged concept with 8 active members. These partners carry out research and development projects related to Industry 4.0 and the factory of the future. The work ranges from brainstorming sessions and developing a vision to industrial implementation.
In this way, we are building a mobile production unit of the future that, thanks to the efficient use of new technologies and methods, will be able to produce made-to-measure mass products. The platform is constantly evolving and more and more features and functionalities are being added. Increased automation and implementation of artificial intelligence now drive the project forward.