iDTool - Technics of Identification of Cutting Tools with RFID tags for smart tool
The iDTool project - has as its main objective to identify and computerize the
cutting tools, using RFID devices and smart tool management software, which permanently
accompany these work instruments and ensure their correct organization, without influencing the
The Results Disclosure Session of the iDTool and Zeromould projects took place on June 29th.
This event was created from the synergy between two projects whose link is technological
innovation, and where both partners had the opportunity to present their respective research.
The iDTool project is a solution that allows the identification and computerization of cutting
tools, using RFID devices and intelligent tool management software, which permanently accompany
these work instruments and ensure their correct organization.
This initiative was made possible by the partnership with Ribermold, the lead promoter of this
project, which made the factory floor available for research, as well as by all the research
work developed by the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, the implementation of IOT and factory
management sensors by Digiwest, and the software development by Setwin. The creation of the
structure and design of the architecture of the cloud model was in charge of HLink.
The ZERO project. MOULD is the development of manufacturing systems and processes in order to
reduce the defects/deviations accumulated in the various stages of production of an injection
mold. The cooperation created during these 3 years of research was highly fruitful, involving
two projects focused on innovation in the mold industry. During this period, Ribermold provided
a specific innovation and development unit, which enabled joint learning for both consortiums.
In this way, through the development of these projects, new functionalities and new products are
proposed that aim to make the works in the mold industry faster and more effective.