Picture what Industry might be in the future! CentraleSupélec and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris Saclay will showcase disruptive Industry 4.0 technologies (automated production lines, operations 4.0, additive manufacturing, collaborative robots) and fire your imagination on how today’s industrial companies must manage their transformation.
The programme features a combination of industry visits, lectures, tutorials and team-based competitions. Grab this opportunity to learn about a rapidly advancing area of engineering from experts from around the world!
Join us from July 3rd to July 14th 2023 at CentraleSupélec Paris-Saclay campus!
At the end of the Summer School in Industry 4.0, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of several major disruptive Industry 4.0 technologies, such as monitoring of production lines, collaborative robots, predictive maintenance, additive manufacturing, intelligent automated guided vehicles, augmented reality facilities operators, real-time energy monitoring of machines;
- Grab the abilities of Industry 4.0 technologies to, under certain conditions, disrupt the production management systems of companies;
- Gain knowledge on how to choose an adequate subset of Industry 4.0 technologies to allow evolving towards smarter, flexible, reliable and efficient manufacturing systems;
- Bring consciousness to companies on how to manage their transformation.
Broaden your skills
Boost your knowledge on Industry 4.0
Gain 3 credits and a certificate upon successful completion of the programme
Work in teams with peers from all over the world
Summer School programme description
Introductory remarks (Bernard Yannou & Christophe Tournier)
Professor Bernard Yannou and Professor Christophe Tournier will be welcoming the school’s participants and present the University Paris-Saclay and some research departments working on Industry 4.0. They will then introduce the summer school’s programme, provide an overview of the reading material and announce to the students the topic of the summer school challenge.
Introduction to Industry 4.0 (Bernard Yannou & Christophe Tournier)
After a general and historical presentation of the industry of the future, its definition, its objectives and challenges, Professors Bernard Yannou and Christophe Tournier will introduce the research departement that they head and the corresponding challenges in Industry 4.0.
Visit of the BCG Industry 4.0 learning factory
ICO (Innovation Center for Operations) is a learning factory developed by BCG (Boston Consulting Group) to demonstrate the abilities of Industry 4.0 technologies to disrupt the production management systems of companies.
You will circulate through two production lines full of Industry 4.0 disruptive technologies. Collaborative robots, intelligent automated guided vehicles, augmented reality facilities for operators, real-time energy monitoring of machines, real-time control of assembly conformity, and so many other new and flexible production facilities that can be considered for smarter manufacturing systems.
Learn production management methods through serious gaming (Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal)
Understanding Industry 4.0 stakes requires grasping the basics of production management systems. This is what this lecture aims at doing by using Lego serious games. Attendees will design two car assembly lines and produce colored car Lego structures with customized options. Two conventional production management methods will be used, MRP and Kanban, to simulate the production process. But, just like in real life, some defects and incidents can occur. This two-hour experience will teach you the basics of production performances.
Discover the sophisticated additive manufacturing technology of laser bed melting (Christophe Tournier)
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technological revolution in the design and manufacture of components and industrial systems. After a presentation of the process and simulation activities, participants will be led into the laser bed melting additive manufacturing cell to observe the production implementation and discover the safety constraints of metal powder-based processes.
Program some robots and assess their accuracy (Sylvain Lavernhe & Olivier Bruneau)
Despite certain advantages such as speed of execution, accessibility and manipulability, industrial robots exhibit structural defects resulting in inaccurate positioning due to geometrical manufacturing errors, elastic deformations (parts, joints) under kinematic and dynamic loads.
Within the context of smart manufacturing, which calls for an integrated production line solution with short cycle times and compatible with automated production, methods of modelling, identification and control will be proposed to improve the performance of robots and collaborative robots.
The practical objective is experimenting several trajectories on a 6-axis robot from Universal Robot and compare them to simulations from a model to build, based on the rigid multibody theory, in order to predict actuators torques.
Discover the Fab Lab of CentraleSupélec, "La Fabrique" (Pascal Morenton)
This is the place to quickly design, prototype and experiment thanks to different techniques of design modelling and manufacturing.
Competing to design a production system for a Martian settlement (Andreas Hein)
You will participate in a team-based competition to test your skills in various topics addressed by the school. In groups of three, you will play the role of pioneers to Mars in a serious game.
Picture it – human settlers on Mars. Just a fantasy? Not at all! Companies such as SpaceX are tackling the challenge of constructing a settlement on Mars within the next 20 years. A Mars settlement would be a much higher resource-constrained and dangerous environment than anywhere on Earth. On Mars, everything must be either created (consumables, spare parts and goods) or imported from Earth, which would take almost a year. Embark on a unique opportunity to design a production system on Mars, supplying the first settlers with what they need to survive. You will learn how to design a system based on key technologies of Industry 4.0 in an exciting new context.
An amazing serious game challenge invented and animated by Dr. Andreas Hein.
Automotive Industry and Industry 4 .0 (Marc Alochet)
The automotive industry is facing a revolution with the simultaneous introduction of electric, connected, autonomous and shared vehicles as well as the emergence of a new e-mobility paradigm. After a global insight of the challenges of the automotive industry along with the main expectations and opportunities of Industry 4.0, the conference offers an interactive and critical review of some Industry 4.0 initiatives in the automotive industry. We will wonder how relevant and efficient the Industry 4.0 initiatives are to tackle automotive industry challenges.
The Factory Lab Industry 4.0 technology incubator (Frédéric Amblard)
Factory Lab is a dynamic and successful innovation cluster to boost the development and deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies in French industries. Frédéric Amblard will explain why some companies have troubles in developing and deploying Industry 4.0 powerful and efficient technologies. Then, he will showcase the Factory Lab concept for industrial companies so that they would cooperate in the development of Industry 4.0 Proofs of Concept that can be beneficial for the French Industry.
Production Systems of the past and of the future : Paradigm shift and concepts (Alain Patchong)
We will review the evolution of production systems over years, from the first revolution’s Spinning Jenny to today’s Industry 4.0 transformation, in the quest of the factory of the future. The last part of the seminar will focus on some key factors that frame the factory of the future, the promises and the challenges related to the implementation of Industry 4.0.
Making machines aware of their own health state: An introduction to Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) (Zhiguo Zeng)
As technologies advance, modern engineering systems generally have very high reliability requirements and are anticipated to operate continuously under complex, and often severe, operating conditions. To reduce the potential downtime and maintenance costs, it is desirable that the machines can understand their health states and take real-time decisions on their own, in order to reduce the likelihood of having failures. Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) is a technology that provides a path towards such a vision. In this lecture, we introduce the main theoretical foundations, as well as some successful applications of PHM from various industries (e.g. aviation, machinery), including data collection and signal processing, degradation state estimation and online reliability assessment, and remaining useful life prediction.
Intelligent maintenance: A smarter way to plan maintenance in the era of Industry 4.0 (Yi-Ping Fang)
As humans are entering the era of Industry 4.0, more and more data are collected online from machines in operations, thanks to the widely deployed sensors and the advancement of data collection and transmission technologies. In this lecture, we introduce how to use modern machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to mine information regarding the degradation and reliability of the machines from this data collected online and, more importantly, how to effectively schedule predictive maintenance activities based on this extracted data. We will also show some successful application examples from industry. From these examples, the benefits of applying intelligent maintenance based on online information will be demonstrated.
Contactless scanning and point cloud processing (Yann Quinsat)
The conference will focus first on non-contact in-line or off-line measurement techniques and will be followed by experimental measurements using optical 3D scanners and sensors, and software processing of point clouds to ensure their quality and usability in the digital factory.
This is a sample schedule. It will be updated for the next edition.
Professor, ENS Paris-Saclay
Industry Expert, Renault
Industry Expert, CEA
Professor, Université Paris-Saclay
Assistant Professor, CentraleSupélec
Research Associate, CentraleSupélec
Associate Professor, ENS Paris-Saclay
Associate Professor, CentraleSupélec
Industry Expert, Dillygence
Associate Professor, Université Paris-Saclay
Assistant Professor, CentraleSupélec
Assistant Professor, CentraleSupélec
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