PROFACTOR is a research company in Steyr and Vienna focusing on two main topics: Systems for industrial assistance and additive micro/nano manufacturing.
Both support the “Factory of the Future” realizing efficient, effective production processes ranging from nano scale processes over collaborative robotic systems to complex adaptive production systems. In both research areas PROFACTOR builds on years of expertise and over 1,600 national and international research projects.
PROFACTOR develops systems, which are combining human and machine interaction, intelligence and processing power, human expertise and machine power.
The aim of industrial Assistance Systems is to support human beings in a in a volatile, richly varied and highly flexible production. The cognitive abilities of these assistance systems are constantly being improved
PROFACTOR is especially dedicated to the combination of additive manufacturing and functionalization of surfaces, which define the quality and functionality for components.
Additive Manufacturing processes are – as well as assistance systems – a key to a competitive production in small lots and customized products. Additive Manufacturing enables ( almost) limitless design freedom and the ability to combine different materials.
PROFACTOR develops solution for the factory of the future:
- Zero defect manufacturing
- Human machine interaction
- 3D-Digitalization and Object Recognition
- Flexible robotics
- Simulation Based Decision Support & Optimization
- Functional/decorative Surfaces