Pool of resources and competencies in
In the heart of the Rhône-Alpes Region and more particularly
in its west part, the Atelier Inter-établissements
de Productique Rhône-Alpes Ouest (AIP-RAO) is a pool
of resources and competencies setting industrial equipment
at the common disposal of many high schools from the Region
as a support for thorough trainings in industrial engineering.
The partner high schools of AIP-RAO are also its main
users: INSA of Lyon, Ecole Centrale of Lyon, Université
Claude Bernard Lyon 1, ISTP of Saint-Etienne, ECAM of Lyon, IUT Lumière of Lyon 2
University, IUT de Roanne of Jean Monnet University and IAE Lyon3.
PRIMECA, as a network for training in Computer Aided Design
and Mechanical Engineering (C.M.A.O), groups together universities
and engineering schools and aims at promoting the development
of the education channels for engineers and university masters
The Pôle AIP Priméca RAO provides its partner
high schools with a support for high level manipulations
and experiments in industrial engineering allowing initial
training, continuing education and technological transfer
to the firms.
The works and studies carried out turn on the design of
products as well as of production means, on their implementation,
management and exploitation. They sometimes result from
research activities linked with the laboratories of the
The emphasis is put on the problems linked with the integration
of all production functions in the enterprise, on the corresponding
methodologies - with an opening onto taking account of the
human aspects - as well as on the training on the new ways
of production management ("virtual enterprise"
The resources set at users disposal are mainly composed
· industrial equipment (such as CNC machine-tool,
conveyers, assembly automation systems, robots, ...)
· computer systems supporting industrial software
(CAD-CAM, simulation, CAPP, shop control, ...)
· communication systems ( LAN, WAN, visio-communication
The total investment involved
is of over 2.3 millions Euros.