University of Patras
The Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS), of the University of Patras, is under the supervision of Prof. George Chryssolouris. LMS employs approximately 70 researchers organized in three different groups: Innovative Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Human-Centred Design Techniques including Virtual Reality, and Production Systems Planning, Control and Networking. Under the subject Innovative Manufacturing Processes, LMS is involved in the research and development of innovative manufacturing processes including experimentation, modeling and simulation, with a high potential for improving quality, productivity, cost and environmental efficiency. LMS is involved in a number of research projects funded by the EU and European industrial partners with particular emphasis given to the co-operation with the EU industry and hi-tech firms. LMS has participated in the following R&D projects related to these fields such as: FUTURA, My-Car, REMOWELD, ENGY, MASMICRO, CUSTOM-FIT, ENEPLAN, RLW-Navigator, COMET, FoFdation and DOROTHY.
LMS’ expertise and interest in advanced manufacturing system is focused but not limited to the following areas:
- Advanced modeling and simulation of machining processes and machine tools.
- Optimization of numerically controlled systems including programmable logic controllers.
- Micro-machining process monitoring, control and optimization.
With FoFdation, LMS will contribute its expertise in designing and implementing both shop floor processes and IT applications to be introduced in industrial practice. LMS will lead WP6 Smart Factory Integration and also be involved in most other WPs and especially WP5; leading Task 5.3 (Production and sustainability analysis). LMS as an academic partner is also working in the identification of the state of the art, available technologies survey and development of performance metrics. At last but not least LMS along with AIRBUS, CADCAMATION and DELCAM, for the Project Office, are responsible for the day to day operations of the project.
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