SME Specific MeasuresCompetitive and Sustainable Growth
Proposal number EXAW-1999-01418
Proposal titleOn-line COntrol of Drawing And Blanking Processand Quality of the product
AbstractIn order to modernize their production tools, the blanking-drawing companies are trying to
improve their productibilityby maximizing the automation and the press integration of
product control. This project aims to develop hybridindustrial control tools and methods
leading to "zero defect". These methods should be used during the drawing andcutting
sequence either directly in real time under the press or in hidden time outside of the press,
which would result inan instant diagnostic of each part either cut or drawn so as to control
the production both unitwise and globally. Wemore specifically refer to two emerging
methods: acoustic emission to directly control the products under the press, and
computer-aided vision control. The project implies an association of the competencies of
laboratories specialized inacoustics and vision, designers and manufacturers of industrial
control equipment, and principally industrialists usingbe drawing and cutting process to
validate and exploit the results and methods. The Exploratory Award which is of a
cooperative nature as it mainly associates small- and medium-size firms allows the
implementation of a wide-spanningproject meeting the CRAFT program objectives.
Key ActionGROW-1. Key action: Innovative products, processes and organisation
Start date20/11/2000End date20/11/2001
Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase8 months
SME CoordinatorMr. JEAN-LUC MINSTERCompany sizeS4
GRIS DÉCOUPAGE S.A.
Z.I. DE LESMENILS
54 706 - PONT A MOUSSON
VALLEN - SYSTEME GMBHS2
Profile of partners for joining the project
Business areas28 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
29 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
73-L - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Comments. Industrialists using the drawing and blanking process. Control equipment manufacturers.
Technical centers and university laboratories