Plasma technologies represent one of the key technological breakthroughs in the modern industry. The use of plasma technologies worldwide increases from about 15% per year. The driving force is the need for innovative products that can not be manufactured without the use of plasma (eg in microelectronics), ecological integrity of technologies and high added value. Plasma technologies were initially established in microelectronics, later in tooling, chemical and automotive industries, and the current challenges are the use of plasma in medicine and agronomy.
The purpose is to develop, implement and market specialized lines that combine all the horizontal technologies listed in the Smart Specialization Strategy (SPS):
- plasma technologies for nano structure and functionalization of modern materials,
- processing of materials with UV radiation (photonics),
- Automation with robotization and
- process management technology.
The vertical chain of values is shown top-down:
- Production and marketing of special lines for the plasma processing of products and semi-finished products in the automotive, textile and chemical industries.
- Development, manufacture and implementation of production lines for processing of products in large industrial partners with the close cooperation of smaller companies and academic spheres. These lines will represent demonstration products.
- To achieve this level, we will intelligently integrate components and sensors to allow fully automated lines.
- Some components are already available in industrial and academic partners, and specific components and sensors that will be integrated into the lines will be developed and manufactured. This work will be done by specialized SMEs.
- The academic sphere will explore optimal process parameters, take care of personnel training in industry, weigh out environmental aspects and prepare appropriate patent applications.
- Incorporate modern business and adaptive process concepts with IoT elements to create a smart integrated line of plasma technology as part of a future factory.
The existing cross-sectional areas have been concentrated mainly within plasma technology.
Within the SRIP factories of the Future, new cross-sectional areas with horizontal networks are detected, such as robotics, control technologies, modern production technology for materials, nanotechnology, photonics, as well as vertical value chains such as smart mechatronic tools, smart factory, advanced sensors.
New cross-sectional areas are also within other SRIPs
-Smart Towns and Communities (ICTs),
-Sustainable Food Production,
-Development of Materials as Final Products,-
-Networks for the Turning to a Circular Economy.
dr. Gregor Primc
Teslova ulica 30
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
+386 1 477 36 72