QU4LITY is a European project to implementing Autonomous Quality concepts within the European manufacturing industry. While the project continuously develops way to demonstrate realistic and replicable Zero-Defect Manufacturing Solutions within selected lighthouse factories, the goal is also to involve SME´s for data-driven solutions and products. Moreover, an additional objective for the project is to explore and investigate new business models within the aforementioned areas. The QU4LITY consortium consists of 45 partners from 13 European countries who will work together for a total of 39 months.
Manufacturing defects are a huge issue for the European manufacturing industry. In some cases, 50 % of the production ends up as scrap. Therefore, the QU4LITY-project was launched based on the following insights regarding Zero Defect Manufacturing and Industry 4.0:
- Costly and time-consuming deployment
- Lack of a digital community
- Poor SME engagement
Implementing next-generation decision workflow and control loop management: