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 goal of the project is to develop and integrate all necessary base technologies which create the basis to control the condition of micro-tooling for complex high-precision 3D parts.