Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing

QU4LITY is the biggest European project dedicated to Autonomous Quality (AQ) and Zero Defect Manufacturing ZDM) in the Industry 4.0. QU4LITY will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardized, SME-friendly and transformative shared data-drive ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 14 pilot lines that have been undertaken in cooperation with Siemens, Philips, Airbus, Whirlpool, Continental, Schneider El, Thyssenkrupp, Ria Stone, Kolektor, Danobat, Fagor Arrasate, GF, Prima and Visual Components.

QU4LITY will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique and highly tailored ZDM strategies and competitive advantages (significantly increase operational efficiency, scrap reduction, prescriptive quality management, energy efficiency, defect propagation avoidance and improved smart product customer experience, and foster new digital business models; e.g. outcome-based and product servitisation) through an orchestrated open platforms ecosystem, ZDM atomized components and digital enablers (Industry 4.0 digital connectivity & edge computing package, plug & control autonomous manufacturing equipment, real-time data spaces for process monitoring & adaptation, simulation data spaces for digital process twin continuity, AI-powered analytic data spaces for cognitive digital control twin composable services, augmented worker interventions, European quality data marketplace) across all phases of product and process lifecycle (engineering, planning, operation and production) building upon the QU4LITY autonomous quality model to meet the Industry 4.0 ZDM challenges (cost and time effective brownfield ZDM deployment, flexible ZDM strategy design & adaptation, agile operation of zero defect processes & products, zero break down sustainable manufacturing process operation and human centred manufacturing).

KONIKER will support FAGOR ARRASATE pilot during the QU4LITY project in the definition of the project specifications and will give support in the research and experimental tasks for the optimization of the control system of ZDM development for hot stamping machine and process. Indeed KONIKER is developing together with IKERLAN the digital platform and data analytics of FAGOR ARRASATE’S customers’ connected machines. The main reason to involve KONIKER in QU4LITY project is because KONIKER is already developing the activities related to digital transformation of FAGOR ARRASATE’s Hot Stamping pilot. KONIKER will be involved also in the Dissemination and communication actions. Project management activities will be also executed together with FAGOR.

QU4LITY has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825030.

Project information

Budget: 16 M€

Type of Project / Financing Program: Horizon 2020 DT-ICT-2018-1

Dates for carrying out the program: 2019-2022

Project coordinator: ATOS

Number of countries:: 13

Number of partners 45

Project QU4LITY financed by

  • European Commision
  • Unión Europea

Partners in the project QU4LITY

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