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Manufacturing Error-free Goods at First Time

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

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
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Herrmann (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 403 397,60
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Hora (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 571 487
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Coby Van Houten-Vos (Ms.)
BIAS - BREMER INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE STRAHLTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 670 464,80
Address
Klagenfurter Strasse 5
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Axel Herwig (Mr.)
E. RIHS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 307 488
Address
Grenchenstrasse 52
2544 Bettlach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp Rihs (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 661 276,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Clemens M.B Van Der Zon (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 608 861
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Reiner Leikard (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 75 958,15
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 625 950
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Bollwitt (Ms.)
PRECITEC GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 250
Address
Draisstrasse 1
76571 Gaggenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Kogel-Hollacher (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 495 379,60
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Rosenhagen
NOESIS SOLUTIONS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 560
Address
Geenslaan Gaston 11 Gebouw 4
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto D'ippolito (Mr.)
SIEMENS OOO
Russia
EU contribution
€ 78 881
Address
Bolshaya Tatarskaya
115184 Moskva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irina Yurchik (Ms.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 200
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Zoutman (Mr.)
VSL B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 171 593
Address
Thijsseweg 11
2629 JA Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marijn G.A. Van Veghel (Dr.)
VEW VEREINIGTE ELEKTRONIK WERKSTATTEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 174 780
Address
Edisonstrasse 19
28357 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Köpp (Mr.)