Special products reach market with high prices. Therefore, they support the costs of a dedicated design work. Meanwhile, the conventional products ought to compete in the market showing low fares. This means that producing that kind of beings should be based on low design and development costs.
During the development of the project, the industrial partner has noticed that large-scale production is needed to sustain the industrial case profitability. A business based on spot sales and spot production of special products does not reach the equilibrium point. For that reason the Consortium faced a challenge: producing designs with lower consumption of resources.
One of the paths in order to deal with that challenge is digital capture of materials, patterns or any surface design. For that purpose SEISTAG build up a lab-scale machine for digitalization. That tool is completed with a workflow and an algorithm that processes images automatically to produce digital designs.