PRODINTEC (PROD) is an industry-driven Technology Centre created to boost the competitiveness of European companies by applying research and development activities to either product designs or manufacturing processes. There are three main areas of activity i) Industrial Production, ii) Product Design, and iii) R&D Management. PROD possesses in-house cutting-edge equipment for manufacturing and advanced software for manufacturing along with high-skilled engineers with experience in different fields for innovations. According to the technological competences required by the project, PROD provides an excellent environment to validate and set up the CAPP-4-SMEs manufacturing platform since it has strong knowledge in subtractive manufacturing technologies. PROD possesses in-house milling facilities and a milling robotic cell. The centre also has strong background on developing and implementing new CAM tools for manufacturing process. Furthermore, PROD has key knowledge in developing exploitation plans as well as an important business network with potential end-users of project outcomes. PROD is an active member of different European Technology Platforms related to manufacturing such as MANUFUTURE and MINAM. Moreover, PROD is member of the management boards of the European Platforms for Additive Manufacturing (AM Platform) and nanotechnology (NANOfutures).
PROD has wide experience in European research programmes as, for instance, framework programme (FP6, FP7), EUREKA, INTERREG, MANUNET (ERANET), etc. Regarding FP7, PROD is actively involved in several projects in the NMP area (Complete 3D; www.3dcomplete.eu NANOfutures; www.nanofutures.eu Light-Rolls; www.light-rolls.eu). The latter is being managed and coordinated by PRODINTEC.