It is the result on the merging of :
The A.I.P. (Inter-Establishment Production Engineering Workshops), regional resource centres created in 1984 and used as an experimental support for high-level training in the Industrial Automation field ;
PRIMECA (Computing Resouce Centres for Mechanical Engineering), created in 1991 to promote the use of computing tools in the design of mechanical products and establish training programmes in Computer-Aided Mechanical Design.
The network is designed to contribute towards federating higher education establishments and working on the triple theme of Training. Research and industry to favour a better visibility for our mechanical and industrial automation courses, both nationality and internationality.