Manufacturing Error-free Goods at First Time.
Today, Europe's leading position in manufacturing of complex high-precision metal parts is being threatened by developed non-EU countries that catch up quickly on product quality at low cost. To face global competition, a breakthrough is needed to tackle the following challenges: high number of defects; the need for many costly, energy consuming finishing operations; continuous trend for higher quality, smaller features; lower costs, at simultaneous demand for customised products; Six-Sigma methodology reaches its limits for these complex processes (multi step / customised).
The primary goal of MEGaFiT is to develop and integrate all necessary technologies that 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. MEGaFiT will realise this with a consortium of partners which are best-in-class in these fields. Proof will be given on two pilot production lines in industrial settings, one on micro-forming and one on additive manufacturing.
The knowledge-based MEGaFiT results are also applicable in many different sectors, leading to low defect rates, despite customisation trends. MEGaFiT will therefore help in assuring a competitive and sustainable future for the European manufacturing industry.