Seminar “Standardisation in Research and Innovation, practical tools for the dissemination and implementation of research results”

On 10 November 2011, the Seminar “Standardisation in Research and Innovation, practical tools for the dissemination and implementation of research results” will be organised by DG RTD in Brussels for NMP project partners.

This seminar will give to the participants a good understanding of the use of standards as means of exploitation and dissemination of results and will provide instruments for the standardisation process.

Mr. Renato OTTONE, director of Research & Development Department of ALESAMONTI and scientific coordinator of SOMMACT project, has been invited to make a presentation on the work of SOMMACT on the afternoon session on “Success stories”.


EMO Hannover 2011 (19 to 24 September), with its 2.037 exhibitors from 41 different nations, has confirmed its international reputation as an unparalleled showcase for innovations. EMO Hannover attracted some 140,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.

SOMMACT concept was presented at ALESAMONTI’s booth with the slogan: “SOMMACT starts getting results!” and was well appreciated by many visitors.

Aerospace & Defense Meeting Torino – Italy

Aerospace & Defense Meeting Torino – Italy
October 26-27, 2011

Aerospace & Defense Meetings is the only international business convention for the aerospace and defense industry organized in Italy.  ALESAMONTI, member of LOMBARDY AEROSPACE CLUSTER,  will be present with a stand to illustrate SOMMACT project. Aerospace & Defense Meetings  provides a remarkable opportunity to identify potential partners interested in the SOMMACT exploitation.

EMO2011: Sommct starts getting results

During  EMO2011 (HANNOVER, 19-24 September 2011, Hall 13  Booth D86 ) ALESAMONTI makes available a boring/milling machine equipped with an anthropomorphic robot to illustrate SOMMACT approach.

SOMMACT EMO2011 presentation (IT) SOMMACT EMO2011 presentation (IT)

SOMMACT EMO2011 presentation (GB) SOMMACT EMO2011 presentation (GB)

The exhibition is also an opportunity for ALESAMONTI to explain  the update on the progress of SOMMACT; the SOMMACT coordinators, Gianfranco MALAGOLA and Renato OTTONE,  will be present to show the results of the research project.

World Manufacturing Forum 2011

Alesamonti has attended the World Manufacturing Forum held in Cernobbio on 16th-17th May 2011.

This event has brought together industry leaders and policy makers to debate on current and future topics in global sustainable manufacturing.
Dr. Gianfranco Malagola, representing Alesamonti and Sommact Project,  has attended the Forum.

MidTerm project meeting

The last project  meeting has been held at Congress Center “Le Robinie” in Solbiate Olona (Italy) on 12th April 2011.

Photo Gallery

The meeting has been attended by Partners, the European Project Officer and Project Technical Assistant in charge to follow the project. The agenda has included a trip to Alesamonti factory for attendees in order to take part to take part to the presentation of SOMMACT demonstrator.

First annual meeting

The meeting took place at Le Robinie Hotel, Via per Busto Arsizio, 9 – 21058 Solbiate
Olona (VA) – Italy, on 2010-11-16/17 and was attended by the EC PTA, Mr. Dimitrios
KARADIMAS and by representatives of all SOMMACT project partners.

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Project concept

SOMMACT develops and validates an innovative production hardware and control system founded on understanding, evaluating and controlling large machine tools production performances.

Small and single batch production, particularly for large (some cubic metres), heavy (several tons), and complex workpieces, is still a challenge for machine tools users (see Figure 1).

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