Manufacturing is being shaped by the paradigm shift from mass production to on demand dictated, personalised, customer-driven and knowledge-based proactive production. Thus, shorter product life cycles, an increased number of product varieties, high performance processes and flexible production systems result in an increased complexity in the product design, process development, factory and production planning and factory operation.
To handle this complexity, new knowledge-based methods, technologies and tools to model, simulate, optimise and monitor planned and existing manufacturing systems are required.
Apps4aME aims at the comprehensive consideration of ICT-based support of Manufacturing Engineering called advanced Manufacturing Engineering (aME).
The different life cycles will be aligned developing a reference model that provides a detailed overview of all relevant domains. This life cycle-oriented model enables an integrated product design, process development, factory planning as well as production planning and factory operation. All stakeholders will be supported by Engineering Apps (eApps) that will be validated with industry-driven scenarios:
- food industry
These enable a holistic planning and optimisation of products, processes and factories along their aligned life cycles. The realization of Apps4aME will increase the productivity in all Manufacturing Engineering activities with creating more reliable and efficient manufacturing conditions. Apps4aME supports the achievement of higher process robustness and accuracy to provide the customers with higher and more stable product and service quality.
Start date: 01-12-2012
End date: 30-11-2015