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High-Precision micro-forming of complex 3D parts

Objective

Today, Europe’s leading position in manufacturing of formed, high-precision 3D 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 four challenges: - Continuous product trend for higher quality, smaller features, at simultaneous demand for lower cost price; - Reduced number of finishing operations and consumption of raw materials and energy; - Reduction of machine downtime; - On-line 100% quality control of 3D complex shapes. HiPr will realise this essential breakthrough. The primary goal of HiPr is to develop and integrate all necessary base technologies which create the basis to control and monitor the condition of micro-tooling for complex high-precision 3D parts. This will be achieved by developing and integrating: in-depth process and material knowledge, in-line measurements, real-time predictive maintenance.
Proof will be given on pilot production lines in industrial settings. HiPr 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: Define and describe the process, measure tool performance, model based prediction of tool performance. This methodology will result in reduction of: - cost by >20%; - material and energy consumption by >30%; - development cost reduction >30%. The knowledge-based HiPr results are also applicable in different sectors, leading to low defects, despite customisation trends. HiPr will therefore help in assuring a competitive and sustainable European manufacturing industry.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 465 350
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Mrs.)

Participants (8)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 428
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 574 520,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Snel (Mr.)
MI-ME MINUTERIE METALLICHE MELES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 421 200
Address
Via Del Gambetto 10
24040 Bonate Sopra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Meles (Ms.)
FRITZ STEPPER GMBH & CO.KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 561 600
Address
Robert Bosch Strasse 5
75180 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Heinz (Ms.)
3R TECHNICS SLOVAKIA SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 460 910
Address
Mecikova 54 6788
84107 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Ružovič (Dr.)
HELIOTIS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 182 080,50
Address
Langenbold 5
6037 Root
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Moosburger (Dr.)
VOESTALPINE BOHLER EDELSTAHL GMBH &CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 35 280
Address
Mariazeller Strasse 25
8605 Kapfenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silke Schneller (Ms.)
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 307 563
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)