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Minimizing Defects in Micro-Manufacturing Applications

Objective

Micro-manufacturing requires 'Zero-Defect' oriented approaches, both in large scale and in short-run production. Current quality control approaches, coming from macro-manufactring, are mainly based on post-process geometric control, which produces a large time lag between the defect generation and its detection, usually leading to large amount of defect parts (large scale) or wasted high value processing (short run). Moreover, this approach does not immediately point the error source to help with error correction, and other criteria such as material integrity, physical properties, surface topography and piece or component functionality are not taken into account typically.
There is clear need for extending the final product validation to a process monitoring approach in micro-manufacturing, where all the manufacturing process is monitored, from the raw material to the fabrication processes and the manipulation of the final parts, and where all this information is processed in real time with suitable models for error prediction, automatic detection and process optimization by system correction.
The project will give a global solution for the 'zero defect' approach in micro-manufacturing, with a focus on the aspects that are specific to micro-manufacturing. The develop technologies concepts are expected to have in impact in the competitiveness of the micro-manufacturers in the following ways:
- reducing process variability detecting defects as soon as they are generated or in the case that it is possible, are going to be generated by predicting models.
- allowing the use of less expensive machines, that can reduce their variability through monitoring.
- requiring less skilled working force, thanks to acquired process setting knowledge and the development of smart decision-making tools.

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

IDEKO S COOP
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 602 794
Administrative Contact
Juanan Arrieta Etxeberria (Dr.)

Participants (16)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 384 200
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 800
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Wiesinger (Mr.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 251 800
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 304 000
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabino Azcarate (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 864
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Reinold
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 272 100
Address
Scharnhorststrasse 1
21335 Luneburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anthimos Georgiadis (Prof.)
IBS PRECISION ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 288 672
Address
Esp 201
5633AD Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
H.A.M Spaan (Dr.)
SENSOFAR-TECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 400
Address
Ctra Bv 1274 Km 1
08224 Terrassa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Canales (Mr.)
BLUM-NOVOTEST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 400
Address
Kaufstrasse 14
88287 Grunkraut
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Beller (Ms.)
SARIX SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 141 040
Address
Via Ai Molini 22
6616 Losone
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Quadroni (Mr.)
TAGUERI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 040
Address
Zirkusweg 1
20359 Hamburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fausto Maugeri (Mr.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 190 050
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Reilly (Dr.)
MICREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 600
Address
Garbsener Landstrasse 10
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günter Kamlage (Dr.)
KALEIDO TECHNOLOGY ApS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 122 400
Address
Ryttermarken 15-21
3520 Farum
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per E. Ibsen (Mr.)
CREATECH MEDICAL S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 080
Address
Poligono Industrial Kurutz Gain 12
20850 Mendaro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antxoka Urzainki (Mr.)
EUROORTODONCIA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 608
Address
Calle Aeronautica 18-20
28923 Alcorcon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Cervera (Dr.)