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Design, production (thematic group 2.3)



Design, production (thematic group 2.3)
Conception, production (groupe thématique 2.3)

Background & policy context: 

International competition requires the implementation of innovative and environmentally friendly solutions. For years, industry has set quality at the heart of design and production processes. This step must also be applied to transport.

Strategic Objectives: 

The priorities of this thematic group involve optimisation of production lead-time and costs, and use of new technologies.

Programme organisation: 

This theme can be divided into three research categories:

  • New materials (plastics and organic composites, light alloys, etc) and manufacturing and assembling processes as well as surfacing notably allowing improvements to performance and reductions in cost.
  • Development of new methods of design, integration of functions and reduction of volume for the production of multifunctional subsets.
  • Design, production and qualification tools encouraging a global approach system to reduce the design cycle and improve comfort.
Leading Institutions:

Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Education et de la Recherche (Ministry of Youth, Education and Research) - Ministère Délégué à la Recherche

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

See main programme form for Predit 2 for details.

Participating countries: 
Total number of projects: 

Approx. 10

Projects covered: 

Examples of projects are:

- Assistance in the design of mechatronic systems and their power
- Development and distribution of an ecodesign methodology for manufacturers of plastic automotive components
- Optimisation of the surface conditions of cylinder liners in order to reduce friction between segments, pistons and liners. Use of new

   tools: surface analyses and mathematical morphology
- Optimisation and modelling of the RTM process to manufacture a door for a light-duty vehicle
- Reduction in hydrocarbon emissions due to permeation in vehicle fuel tanks
- Laser welding aluminium honeycomb panels.

Contact Name: 
Secrétariat permanent du Predit
METLTM - Ministère de l'Equipement DRAST (Research Directorate)
Tour Pascal B
La Défense cedex
Contact country:
+33 1 40 81 14 17
Fax Number: 
+33 1 40 81 15 22