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Factory2Fit and the Finnish National Agency for Education discuss the future of industrial work

Factory2Fit Coordinator Eija Kaasinen (VTT) met with the Processing and Manufacturing Industry Foresight Group of the Finnish National Agency for Education at Aalto University School of Chemical Technology today. Read more

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University students collaborate with Factory2Fit

Automation engineering students from Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences present their project work to the Factory2Fit partners in Kauhava

The Factory2Fit team had the opportunity to learn about the long-standing cooperative relationship between project partner Prima Power and Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) at the Factory2Fit consortium meeting in Kauhava last month. Meeting host Prima Power arranged for seven 3rd year automation engineering students to come in and showcase their work to the project team.      Read more

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Hydroline uses humour and creativity to improve attractiveness of industrial work

Finnish manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders overwhelmed by number of applications as a result of a recruitment campaign on Facebook

Hydroline is a rapidly growing family-owned hydraulic systems company based in the town of Siilinjärvi in eastern Finland. They are well aware of the need for new solutions to convince people that factories can be appealing and inspiring working environments. Companies across the manufacturing sector struggle to attract skilled workers and thus try to reinvent themselves to improve their image and to demonstrate to workers that a career in manufacturing can be a viable option for them. Read more

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AOW Conference 2017

The 10th Conference of the section Work-, Organizational- and Business psychology of the German Psychological Society (10. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie) took place from September 13th to 15th in Dresden.   Read more

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Berlin Summer School for Human Factors

Factory2Fit partner Sebastian Mach from Chemnitz University of Technology participated in the 3rd Berlin Summer School for Human Factors 22nd and 23rd July 2017. Read more

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Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference

Factory2Fit was represented at the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California 17th-21st July 2017. Read more

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – R&D Manager Esko Petäjä

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Esko Petäjä

Research & Development Manager, Prima Power

This week the Spotlight is on Esko Petäjä, R&D Manager at Prima Power. Prima Power is a leading manufacturer of laser and sheet metal machinery, and one of the three industrial partners of Factory2Fit. Speaking from his office in Kauhava, Finland, Esko describes his role in Factory2Fit and shares his views on the project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – Senior Researcher Cemalettin Öztürk

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Senior Researcher Cemalettin Öztürk

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited (UTRC Ireland)

We recently spoke to Cemalettin Öztürk, Senior Researcher with UTRC Ireland, about his role in Factory2Fit and his views on the project.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – R&D Manager Fernando Ubis

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

Research and Development Manager Fernando Ubis

Visual Components

We recently caught up with Fernando Ubis, Research and Development Manager with Visual Components, at the company’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland. Visual Components is a leading global provider of 3D factory simulation software that offers machine builders, system integrators, and manufacturers a simple, quick, and highly cost-effective way to build and simulate their total process solutions.

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Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature – New Product Launch Manager Thomas Walter

Factory2Fit Spotlight Feature

New Product Launch Manager Thomas Walter

Continental Automotive GmbH

This week we spoke to Thomas Walter, New Product Launch Manager with Continental Automotive’s Industrial Engineering department, about his role in Factory2Fit.

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