TalTech laboratories promote the digitalisation of industry
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Enterprise Estonia help to boost the efficiency of the industrial sector by finding solutions for digitalising industry in collaboration with the university.
A significant part of the Estonian business landscape is made up of small and medium-sized industrial enterprises, which often require external expertise for faster introduction and implementation of technological solutions,’ explained Kristo Karjust, Director of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
‘TalTech has created a variety of services for industrial companies, providing expertise, real development, and the opportunities afforded by the high-tech laboratories of the university. This enables industrial companies to find and deploy new or tailored technological solutions based on their needs. For example, our 3D printing and product development service is used for exploring technologies for 3D printing metal and plastics and for analysing the suitability of products,’ said Karjust.
According to Inge Laas, Strategy and Product Development Sectoral Manager at Enterprise Estonia, the digitalisation of industry has become a major focus area in the European Union. ‘Our companies must increase their investments to remain competitive at an international level,’ said Laas.
For this reason, the eighth event of a seminar series for introducing digital solutions to industrial enterprises of Enterprise Estonia was held on Wednesday, 12 June at TalTech. ‘The focus of this seminar was on optimising production and the participating entrepreneurs were able to familiarise themselves with the capabilities of flexible manufacturing systems, robotics, industrial virtual and augmented reality, and 3D printing labs,’ said Laas.
The aim of the seminar series is to bring together entrepreneurs who are interested in optimising the production processes of their companies by technological means, and providers of digital solutions which would benefit industrial enterprises.