Welcome on the Homepage of the Austrain Center for Digital Production. The CDP serves the research and further development of digital, intelligent or “smart” product development processes, which are nowadays referred to as “Industry 4.0”. Founded in August 2017, the Comet Center for digital production is one of the leading research and development platforms in the field of flexible manufacturing automation, machine-to-machine communication and production networks. In addition to the relevant institutes of the Tu-Vienna, the scientific partners include international institutions such as the ETH Zurich and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology. The circle of business partners comprises more than 40 well-known users and technology providers in the research areas of the center. As a test and development environment, at our location in the Aspern, the pilot Factory Industry 4.0 of the TU-Wien is at our disposal.
M2M – Communication – Automated Shopfloors
In collaboration with our partners, we develop solutions that enable:
- Flexible, reconfigurable automation
- Vertical integration
- Interactive production planning
- Comprehensive access to process data
- Predictive quality assurance
The “Pilot Factory” of the Vienna University of Technology enables testing and evaluation under realistic production conditions.
Automated Design & Lot-size-1 Manifacturing
By means of product virtualization, automated design, workshop connectivity and flexible automation, we develop solutions that enable the production of small lot sizes (up to 1) with the same quality and production costs as large series. Production examples of the TU Vienna “Pilot Factory” provide both a representative variety of products as well as the required environment.