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Evolvable Ultra-Precision Assembly Systems

Obiettivo

Notwithstanding recent technological advances, the social and economic situation for assembly-intensive companies in Europe is in serious decline (European outsourcing of assembly at 21% in 2000, predicted over 40% by 2007). The alarming issue behind such forecasts are, among others, the long-term consequences of outsourcing assembly to non-European countries, in spite of the fact that entire industries have already been lost through such practices. Strategically speaking, new technologies such as micro pro ducts, and their production systems, could be exploited to turn these threats into opportunities, which has happened outside Europe. To date, no comparable measures have been taken in Europe. Industrialists and some academic partners of the Assembly-Net Th ematic Network, propose such an initiative as an Integrated Project titled EUPASS. The EUPASS project aims to develop affordable, cost effective and sustainable ultra-precision manufacturing solutions by offering rapidly deployable ultra-precision assembly services on demand. This will be achieved by developing and delivering a number of breakthrough technologies and solutions including: - European wide pilot infrastructure of depots of micro-assembly modules and integration software, enabling rapid configu ration and deployment of flexible precision assembly systems with minimum investment cost. - Next generation ultra-precision enabling technologies, including modular high-precision manipulators, grippers and feeders. - Novel micro joining techniques includ ing micro-mechanical joints, nano-dispensing, and laser welding. - Robust and legacy-compliant knowledge driven methodology, cost models and software tools to support the offering of rapidly deployable ultra-precision assembly services with low investment cost, high capacity utilisation and improved equipment reusability - New standards for seamless integration of precision assembly modules and control systems using open architecture approach.

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FP6-2002-IST-NMP-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinatore

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN
Indirizzo
Valhallav 79
Stockholm
Svezia

Partecipanti (19)

IMA AUTOMATION AARBERG AG
Svizzera
Indirizzo
Alte Lyss-strasse 2
Aarberg
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ SOLOTHURN, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Svizzera
Indirizzo
Riggenbachstrasse 16
Olten
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finlandia
Indirizzo
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
527 Tampere
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Robert-bosch Platz 1; 70839 Gerlingen-schillerhöhe
106050 Stuttgart
FESTO AG & CO. KG
Germania
Indirizzo
Ruiter Str. 82
Esslingen
IEF WERNER GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Wendelhofstrasse 6
Furtwangen
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Weberstr. 5
Karlsruhe
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH
Germania
Indirizzo
Eiserstr. 5
1142 Verl
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS ITALY SPA
Italia
Indirizzo
Corso Lino Zanussi, 30
Pordenone (Pn)
MASMEC S.R.L.
Italia
Indirizzo
Via Dei Gigli, 21
Modugno (Bari)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE - INSTITUTE DI TECNOLOGIE INDUSTRIALI ED AUTOMAZIONE
Italia
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Paesi Bassi
Indirizzo
Boschdijk 525
90050 Eindhoven
TQC LTD
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Hooton Street
Nottingham
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
University Park
Nottingham
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS
Portogallo
Indirizzo
Campus Da Fct-unl- Quinta Da Torre
Monte Da Caparica
FLEXLINK AB
Svezia
Indirizzo
Kullagergatan 50
Gothenburg
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE LAUSANNE
Svizzera
Indirizzo

Lausanne
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germania
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
München
UNIVERSITÉ DE FRANCHE-COMTÉ
Francia
Indirizzo
1, Rue Claude Goudimel
Besançon