Industry 4.0, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, etc.: the entire manufacturing sector is being shaken up by increasingly innovative technology and Carnot institutes are helping SMEs and mid-caps to transition to the Industry of the Future. They are reaching out to manufacturing businesses and giving them enhanced access to the vast potential of French R&D, both in terms of skills that can be readliy mobilised and tech platforms.


A device that “objectifies”touch
Carnot Ingenierie@Lyon Institute - Carnot preparing the future

Sensory properties already play a key role in the design of objects that come into direct contact with humans: tablets, telephones, cars, textiles, cosmetics, leather, packaging and the like. In fact, at a given level of technical quality, purchase decisions will focus on objects that provide comfort and enjoyment.
To cater to manufacturers’ new need to be able to objectify touch, LTDS researchers have developed a Tribo-Acoustic® sensor capable of measuring touch.


Le Metal Binder Jetting
Carnot Cetim Insitute — Carnot preparing the future

This additive metal manufacturing process offers new opportunities for small- and medium production runs of small complex components. It comprises two main stages: the first shapes a "green" part by printing a binder on a powder bed. The second step to strengthen the part by sintering it.  


Glass Laser Additive Manufacturing
Carnot ICÉEL Institute —Carnot prepare the future

A new additive manufacturing technology based on laser-matter interaction can be used for 3D printing of objects made directly from glass without any additives. Different sectors such as microfluidics, connectors or biomedical devices will be able to benefit from made-to-measure glass prototypes, with a composition adapted to their needs. A patent was filed by Cerfav-Université de Lorraine in September 2020, and a Sayens maturation project is in progress.


Improved sailing performances
Carnot  MICA Institute — Carnot preparing the future

Development of foils based on the additive manufacture of composites combined with a new laser-based approach to functionalisation and surface texturing to optimise boat performance and make steering safer.


On-board 3D morphological recognition system for pedestrian safety in an industrial environment
Partnership Carnot-Enterprise Carnot CEA LIST Institute - ARCURE

ARCURE and CEA LIST have been working together since 2009 as part of a joint laboratory to develop solutions that make industrial vehicles more autonomous.
This partnership has culminated in Blaxtair, a perimeter protection solution that incorporates exclusive, vision-based technologies for detecting and locating pedestrians and obstacles in real-time.