Research, Development and Innovation

Research, Development and Innovation

Innovation is one of Costa Verde’s strategic drivers and, therefore, an area of knowledge in which the company has long been committed to. Whether for the development of a new product or the choice of new equipment and support systems for design and production, success depends essentially on how the technology is managed.

In which is considered as one of the most modern porcelain producers in the world, technological projects are developed to ensure continuous improvement and differentiation of products in the market.

In practice, innovation management includes a wide range of activities, such as strategic management, research and development management, management of new products/services’ development process, management of technology transfer between the company and external entities, quality management and human resources management.

Projects

Projects

Get to know some of the projects we have been developing.

FLASHPor Project

FLASHPor Project

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Cerwave

Cerwave

Focused on microwave-assisted porcelain firing, with the aim of reducing energy consumption, achieving shorter firing cycles and reducing CO2 emissions.

Robocer

Robocer

3D printing design on porcelain body.

Scanner 3D – Reverse Engineering

Scanner 3D – Reverse Engineering

It aims the immediate 3D scanning of each and every product, mould or object, by obtaining profiles and quotas in a very fast way and in colour.

Kaizen

Kaizen

Through jobs’ restructuring and optimization, this project, launched in 2007, has improved productivity and product lead time. In a second phase, it was implemented in the administrative and commercial sectors, with the whole organization now under Kaizen System’s guidance.

Printcer3D

Printcer3D

3D inkjet printing solution on porcelain powder.

FRHM – Fully Ready Handle Machine

FRHM – Fully Ready Handle Machine

A project, entirely developed by Costa Verde, that resulted in the creation of a high-pressure filling machine, applied to the production of ready-for-gluing handles. The equipment is marketed by the German factory SAMA.

Isostatic Cup Press

Isostatic Cup Press

The machine that allows the robotic gluing of handles, has allowed gains of 25%, in production cost, and an improvement of 31%, in quality.

MES – Manufacturing Execution System

MES – Manufacturing Execution System

A solution, developed by Critical Manufacturing, reads, in real-time, the data generated by intelligent equipment, such as automata, robots and sensors, and allows Costa Verde into achieving greater operational efficiency. Thus, customer orders are handled in the productive equipment, in direct communication with the ERP. The initiative explores some innovative conceptions, in the aim of Industry 4.0, by being Costa Verde prepared to extend the concept in the future.

Premicer

Premicer

An initiative developed in partnership with INL and CTCV, aiming to improve the product’s technical characteristics, through nanotechnology application.

Minimum

Minimum

Project to create ecological porcelain pieces developed by Costa Verde, in partnership with CTCV, CENCAL and LNEG. The use of recycled raw materials from the sludge of the water treatment plant results in a multifunctional and environmentally friendly kitchen set, resistant to microwave, oven, refrigerator, and freezer.
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