All contributions to EURASHE's 27th Annual Conference: posters, keynotes, breakout sessions, and good practices
To remain competitive in the 4th Industrial Revolution, industry must adapt quickly. To remain relevant to students, society and employers in this changing environment, higher education institutions must also transform. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) just celebrated its 100th anniversary, and with input from strategic business partners, is actively adjusting its long standing planning processes to ensure close alignment to the rapidly changing economy. With over 10,000 industry partners, and 49,000 students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused programs and courses, SAIT has a new strategic plan and academic plan, and is focusing on diversifying its program mix, deepening and broadening industry partnerships, innovating in applied education, and growing applied research. The path has not been easy as the characteristics of the 4th Industrial Revolution are still morphing. To ensure ongoing communication, SAIT adjusted its entire planning processes. The Board of Governors annual retreat now considers trends associated with the 4th Industrial Revolution and how to position the institution; the President hosts a bi-annual roundtable with industry to understand their changing workforce needs; the new Academic Plan ensures all academic areas are considering innovative multi-disciplinary programming opportunities, skills and delivery modes. This workshop introduces participants to SAIT’s new planning approach, including lessons learned. Participants will engage in work groups to critique aspects of SAIT’s approach and share their own institution’s efforts to adapt. Participants will receive a summary of the discussion after the conference.
The 4th industrial revolution was responsible for the formation of a new science. In Germany, the new science was named Industry 4.0. The new jobs with the titles: Architect Industry 4.0 (or digitalization, Internet of Things ...), Consultant Industry 4.0, Engineer Industry 4.0, etc., were created. Technical schools have begun offering new subjects for Industry 4.0. A short description of the business model has been written which brings significant upgrades across all the business functions. The interactional block diagram of the manufacturing and logistics CPS (Cyber Physical Systems) has been drawn and described. The factory of the 4th revolution called the Smart Factory is the synthesis of the 3rd Industrial Revolution systems with the upgraded process feedback loop. The new system - Smart Factory, was built using the basic units - islands and IIoT systems, which are the synthesis of manufacturing, handling, assembly, logistic and control, machines, tools, products, PLM-CAx systems, ERP, MES, SCADA and Process systems. The biggest novelty in production is the decentralized logistics of the products which navigate themselves. The biggest advantage of the Smart Factory is the ability that staff can learn the processes much better. The longer they learn, the more they know and more added value they produce. Therefore, the Smart Factory is built for people who work to seventy years of age and older, and every day they become smarter.
The Institute of Technology of Nantes University develops many Industrie4.0 activities, from the manufacturing process to the production activity control. This contribution aims at presenting a full scope of those activities: design, control and manufacturing. The general objective of the Institute is to train graduate and undergraduate students from Bachelor to PhD on several industrial fields: Logistics, Mechanical engineering, Materials science, Energy management and Electronics. The teaching is based on the use of many experimental platforms in a shopfloor of 1500 m.. Examples of European or National research projects will be presented together with industrial transfer and education activities. These include: practical works of robotics and vibration monitoring for undergraduate students; datamining in manufacturing with the support of EmmaTools; use of robotics in classical and additive manufacturing; machine learning and advanced PLM; implementation and evaluation of Cyber-physical Production Systems on a digital factory experimental platform. An insight about the integration of digital technologies in future design methodologies will also be presented: digital composite manufacturing platform, concurrent engineering with 3D Experience, Bring Your Own Device design platform and a multidisciplinary 3D design platform.