polandResponsible: CHLEBUS Edward
WROCLAW Univ. of Tech.

1 – General Information

TP Name

Polish Technological Platform of Production Processes (ManuFuture Poland)

Contact person (coordinator)

Prof. Edward Chlebus
Tel: +48713202046
E-mail: edward.chlebus@pwr.wroc.pl

2 – Coordinating institution

Wroclaw University of Technology
Institute of Production Engineering and Automation
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT)
Lukasiewicza Street 5
PL 50-371 Wroclaw

3 – Technical objectives

Working out a development strategy of innovative mechanical technologies, production organization and management methods, trade manufacturing networks and technological-training centres in order to create opportunities for Polish products, industrial enterprises and service to compete on European and global market, increase employment and improve life conditions. Co-organization of innovative, based on knowledge, R&D infrastructure in Poland in the area of various manufacturing technologies as well as machines and devices production, and ensure them a significant role in ERA and global economy. The detailed objectives are as follows:
– to make Polish companies the leading suppliers for global manufacturers – adaptation of the organization of production and World Class technology,
– to create enterprise strategy for market and niche products (with high added value),
– to apply IT, AI and KM technologies in product and production processes,
– to study and introduce innovative production methods and technologies,
– to create SME trade networks and the exchange for suppliers to OEMs,
– to create the economic, regional and trade lobbing group,
– to study, together with OEMs, the rules for standardisation of components, processes and methods in certified networks,
– to develop and introduce distributed manufacturing methods and technologies,
– to prepare the Polish organisations for 7 FP,
– to create modern R&D infrastructure: Open Institutes, Regional and Sectora

4 – Relevance to nation economy

The proposed R&D sector of the Platform is especially important in the reality of Polish economy since final products are not distributed on the global market. Thus, the most important objective of Polish machines and devices industry is its development and application of state-of-the-art technologies. The enterprises shall be included into the global supply network of highly-specialised components for global producers of final goods. High quality components produced in Poland will increase participation of Polish enterprises in adding value to final product and will result in new work places.

5 – Sectors within the TP

– producers of components and elements for the automotive industry,
– producers of home appliances and highly specialised components for their assembly,
– producers of machine tools, especially heavy, specialised and complex automatic manufacturing systems for the machine industry,
– producers of special machines and devices for mining, steel, construction and power industries, ship engines and other not typical machines and devices, including for defence, electric, communication and health safety applications,
– manufacturers of elements and functional mechatronic and telematic systems used in advanced manufacturing systems, market products and exploitation of technical infrastructure,
– plastic processing, manufacturing machines, tools and special tooling.ical Cen

6 – ManuFuture pillars tackled by the TP

– New, added-value products and services: Yes
– New business models: Yes
– New advanced industrial engineering: Yes
– New emerging manufacturing science and technologies: Yes
– Transformation of existing R&D and education infrastructure to support world-class manufacturing: Yes

7 – Research & Development activities

At EU level:
VRL-KciP: NoE Virtual Research Lab for Knowledge Community in Production,
Custom-Fit: A knowledge-based manufacturing system, established by integrating Rapid Manufacturing, IST and Material Science to improve the Quality of Life of European Citizens through Custom-fit Products (FP6 instrument: integrated project),
Eurotooling 21: SME-IP to prepare the European tooling industry for the21st century; (FP6 instrument: integrated project dedicated to SMEs),
Hipermoulding: Extreme Cycle Time Reduction of Injection Moulding Processes by using High Performance Injection Moulds and Moulding Processes (FP6 instrument: collective research project),
IAMTECH – “Increasing the Efficiency of Roadway Drivages through the application of Advanced Information, Automation and Maintenance Technologies” -within RFCS,
VIRTHUALIS – “Virtual Reality and Human Factors Applications for Improving Safety” within VI PR, IP project,
EN-HIP – “Egonomic Instruments Development for Hip Surgery. An Innovative Approach on Orthopaedic Implants Design” – within VI PR (CRAFT project)
VETMAN – Centre of Vocational and Education Training for Manufacturing Industry (Leonardo da Vinci Programme),
VSMlite: Value Stream Management for SMEs (Leonardo da Vinci Programme),
LeanXeur: Lean Across Europe (Leonardo da Vinci Programme).

At national level:
– Introduction of new type/generation of milling and turning machines
– Design and introduction of modular machine tools
– Emerging IT technologies in production management and workflow
– RP/RT/RE R&D services

Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) YES

8 – Stake holders

– 45 Companies from the sectors mentioned
– 14 Institutes and Research Centres
– 12 Centres of Excellence and Centres of Advanced Technologies
– Lower Silesian Chamber of Commerce
– Association of Automotive Parts Producers (22 companies)
– Technical Association – Plastic Materials (68 companies)
– Association of Machine Tools Producers (16 companies)
– ProNet Network of Excellence (40 research institutions)

Interaction with global companies:
– Volkswagen
– Bosch
– Whirlpool

9 – Geographical localization (map, localization of participants):


10 – Interactions with other NRTPs

Agreement with 7 National and Regional Technological Platforms from Poland.

11 – Special national programmes

– Foresight
– eTEN
– Ordered projects of Ministry of Education and Science (MNiI)

12 – Funding instruments

– Ministry of National Education (MEN)
– Ministry of Education and Science (MNiI) ( through research grants, ordered projects and targeted projects)
– Structural Funds
– Regional Structural Funds
– EFS (European Social Fund)