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Manufacturing Error-free Goods at First Time

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285030

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 316 668,70

  • EU contribution

    € 6 911 469

Coordinated by:

PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Netherlands

Objective

Today, Europe’s leading position in manufacturing of high-precision metal parts is being threatened by developed non-EU countries that catch up quickly on product quality at low cost. If no further action is taken, loss of jobs and GDP are at risk.

To face global competition, a breakthrough is needed in tackling the following 4 challenges:
1) High number of defects
2) Many costly, energy consuming finishing operations are needed.
3) Continuous trend for higher quality, smaller features, lower costs, at simultaneous demand for customised products.
4) Six-Sigma methodology reaches its limits for these complex processes (multi step / customised).
MEGaFiT will realise this essential breakthrough.

The primary goal of MEGaFiT is to develop and integrate all necessary technologies which create the basis to reduce the number of defects in manufacturing of complex high-precision metal parts. This will be achieved by developing and integrating in-depth process knowledge, in-line measurement and real-time adaptive process control. Proof will be given on pilot production lines in industrial settings.

MEGaFiT will do this with a consortium of partners best-in-class in these fields. The methodology that will be used to come to efficient realisation is the following: (1) Define and describe the process (2) Measure actual process performance (3) Identify potential adaptive control solutions (4) Design adaptive control solutions and (5) Verify the adaptive control solution.

This methodology will result in reduction of: defects from 5-15% to <1%; cost by >20%; material and energy consumption by >20%; and number of finishing operations by >35%.

The knowledge-based MEGaFiT results are also applicable in different sectors, leading to low defects, despite customization trends. MEGaFiT will therefore help in assuring a competitive and sustainable European manufacturing industry.
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Coordinator

PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Address

High Tech Campus 5
5656 Ae Eindhoven

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 958 112,75

Administrative Contact

Patrick Keur (Mr.)

Participants (16)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 578 829,60

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 403 397,60

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 571 487

BIAS - BREMER INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE STRAHLTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 670 464,80

E. RIHS AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 307 488

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 661 276,50

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 608 861

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 75 958,15

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 625 950

PRECITEC GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 203 250

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 495 379,60

NOESIS SOLUTIONS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 118 560

SIEMENS OOO

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 78 881

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 207 200

VSL B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 171 593

VEW VEREINIGTE ELEKTRONIK WERKSTATTEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 174 780

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285030

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 316 668,70

  • EU contribution

    € 6 911 469

Coordinated by:

PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Netherlands