The Micro-FAST machine will include the in-line consideration of the energy needs for the specific process steps during their control and scheduling in order to reduce energy wastage and energy consumption peaks. This will be achieved increasing process stability and optimization of the maintenance cycles.
In the project frame, different studies are conducted about the re-process of raw materials not possessing the required characteristics, in order to minimize the discarded amount. Efficiency in the production stage is guaranteed by the high level of control in the process and the optimization of resource statuses ("stand-by functionalities of certain components). Innovative solutions in dealing with end-of-life products are subject of research.
- Material efficiency
- Product life extension
- Waste minimisation
Co-evolution of products-processes-production systems
The essence of the project is a continuous feedback among the parties involved in raw material supply, process development and production of final parts to achieve a result which satisfies all the expected requirements. The evolution in each stage is strictly related to the evolution of the global chain.