"The AUTOMOTIVE CLUSTER OF ARAGON (CAAR) together with the AITIIP Foundation and other partners from various Spanish regions, ASERM, MANUFACTURIAS, FUNDACIÓN HÉLICE, PRODINTEC, ASCAMM, AIJU, AIMME, CTAG, CATEC and HOFMANN, have launched a project focussed on the transport sector and new layer to layer manufacturing technologies (rapid manufacturing). The project is entitled, "Optimisation of products, processes and services for transport sector SMEs through rapid manufacturing technologies". This actioned is part of the Innovation Support Programme for Small and Medium Sized Companies within the Innoempresa Suprarregional 2010 programme. The aim of this project is to improve the innovation capacity and competitiveness of Spanish SMEs through giving technological advice. The work will be carried out by:
* Definition of technology improvement plans.
* Improving effectiveness of conventional production processes through implementation of solutions based on rapid manufacturing technologies.
This work will be performed individually for each SME participating in this project. It is focussed on the SMEs of the Transport Sector (Automotive, Rail, Aviation, Naval, etc.). CAAR, in partnership with the AITIIP Foundation Technology Centre and the other partners, will help SMEs intensify their production capacity, enabling them to optimise products, processes and services, supported by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, subsidising participating SMEs with 50% of the cost of the service they receive."
Start date: 01/04/2010
Duration: 12 months
Contact: CESAR CARRION ROSILLO