Harms & Wende
Centro Ricerche Fiat
IEF Werner GmbH
University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
University of Oulu
University of Loughborough
Institute of Systems and Robotics
ISG-Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH
Polytechnic University of Madrid
Centro Ricerche Fiat partner description
Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), founded in 1978, has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies in order to improve the competitiveness of the products of the Fiat Group. Also through the cooperation with a pan-European and increasingly global network of more than 1700 partners from Industry and academia, CRF conducts collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with Sustainable Mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research. With a workforce of approximately 1000 full-time professionals, CRF develops research and innovation along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems through the development of active, passive, preventive and cooperative solutions while addressing the mobility of all users irrespective of their specific needs; Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation, i.e., improving the performance and functionality of new vehicles in a cost-effective manner while reducing the time-to-market of research results. The CRF research activities imply strategic competences not only in the field of automotive engineering, but also in the fields of manufacturing, advanced materials, ICT and electronics, as well as a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratories and extensive test facilities, including EMC chambers and a dynamic driving simulator with immersive virtual reality.
CRF’s role and contribution to ReBorn
CRF is participating to the project with the Factory Productivity unit. CRF’s role will be the implementation of a test case based on the design of a modular and flexible fixture/gripper for body welding applications. The fixture will be defined to adapt itself to variants in the production line representing thus a reusable and modular concept for enhanced flexibility.