Research Program Detail

Dematerialised Manufacturing Systems: A new way to design, build, use and sell European Machine Tools


The aim of this project is to dematerialise the machine tools and manufacturing systems that are designed and produced in Europe.

Today European machine builders (SMEs for the majority) sell high performance and productive, but heavy, long-delivery-time and high-energy-consuming machines.

The DEMAT project will provide these European companies with knowledge-based technologies and tools to transform them into providers of holistic manufacturing solutions where the machine tools will consist of ultra-light, adaptive and 100% recyclable skeletal structures with which the material content of machines will be reduced over 70% while fulfilling demands of machining precision and productivity. These dematerialised machines will be integrated with immaterial goods and services such as innovative win-win business models and human-capital based services.