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ID Center, enhancing the Industry of the Future

The partners involved in the venture have voted to name the future center of industrial resources and expertise located in Cluses, Haute-Savoie, France, the ID Center. This name reflects the center’s goals of industrial excellence.


A new phase has been initiated in the construction of the future center of industrial resources and expertise in Cluses (Haute-Savoie, France). Following the launch of the project in November 2017 and the laying of the foundation stone in February 2018, three names and logos were proposed to the industrial manufacturers and other partners to the project during the machine-tool and bar-turning fair (Simodec), held in March 2018. Based on the outcome of the voting, the flagship location of industrial excellence in Haute-Savoie, which was formerly known as the “Technocentre project” will now be called the “ID Center”. In less than two years, it will open its doors with the aim of enhancing the local “Innovation and Development” resources, while charting a decisive course towards the “Industry of the Future”.


Towards industrial excellence

The project leaders – Cetim-Ctdec and the French bar-turning union (Sndec) – and their technical and financial partners share and strive towards the powerful ambition of developing a hub for industrial expertise and intend to become an internationally-recognised benchmark in the bar-turning, machining and mechatronics fields. The issue of visibility is central to this project intended to improve the industrial attractiveness of the sector and the territory for major contractors and talents of the future.


This unprecedented site dedicated to competitiveness and development of the industry is being built with financial support from Europe, the French Government, the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, the County Council of Haute-Savoie, the Arve et Montagne Federation of Municipalities, Cetim-Ctdec and SNDEC. Together, they have funded 11.3 million Euros in buildings and technical equipment.


All information regarding the centre and the project leaders is available at This website also provides the opportunity to watch videos showing the real-time progress of the construction, and to keep up-to-date with the latest developments regarding the ID Center, as well as job offers posted by the partners.

You can also find information in the video “Technocentre Project – Learn about your future center of industrial resources and expertise” amongst the “J’aime” (I like) videos on the Cetim France YouTube channel.


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Mastering various types of materials (metallic, polymer, composite...) and their particular implementation through processing and assembly processes is the very base of mechanical engineering industry. The technologies used in this sector gradually evolve but remain critical for everybody.
This technological focus includes projects relating to : virtual simulation of manufacturing processes, implementation of innovative manufacturing processes or improvement of existing ones, innovative assembly processes (mechanical ones, but also processes using adhesive bonding or welding), characterization and definition of using conditions for new materials (metallic or non-metallic ones) and nanostructured materials or surfaces.

Hot topics

To help the mechanical engineering industry to anticipate and make the best strategic choices, Cetim, with support from its partners, has identified 53 technologies which are considered as priorities for the mechanical engineering sector for 2020.

  1. Multi-material joining
  2. Near Net Shape forming methods
  3. Micro-fabrication
  4. Superalloys and ultrahigh performance steels
  5. Thermoplastic composites
  6. Light and titanium alloys
  7. Agile and adaptive manufacturing systems
  8. Nanofilled elastomers
  9. Integration of robots during production
  10. Welding of high-performance materials
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