What is FASTEN?

FASTEN mission is to develop, demonstrate, validate, and disseminate an integrated and modular framework for efficiently producing custom-designed products. More specifically, FASTEN will demonstrate an open and standardized framework to produce and deliver tailored-designed products, capable to run autonomously and deliver fast and low-cost additive manufactured products.

This will be achieved by effectively pairing digital integrated service/products to additive manufacturing processes, on top of tools for decentralizing decision-making and data interchange.

Use Cases


The ThyssenKrupp Case Experiment

FASTEN aims to

Design an additive manufacturing supply chain in Brazil


Setting up large scale maintenance services based in 3D printing technology

Main Tasks

  • Improve responsiveness of technical assistance service

  • Increase manufacturing flexibility for supplying spare parts

  • Adapt (resize and reshape) parts and components, and material substitution

  • Reduce operating and inventory costs


The Embraer Case Experiment

FASTEN aims to

Perform automatic picking and place


Fully automating material handling tasks in the production line

Main Tasks

  • Improve the piece retrieval and kit preparation tasks

  • Provide faster and reliable supply of components to the production line

Who is Involved?