SIMET Geometrisk mät- och kontrollberedning

SIMET Geometrical inspection and control planning

Goals/targets: Academic research objective: PhD thesis presented by the end of 2012 covering four case studies where the inspection planning model developed in SIMET has been applied for four different products in agreement with Scania CV, Volvo CE, Leax and Saab Aerosystems. Industrial objective by applying GICP: Increase productivity and quality by geometrical and dimensional inspection and control planning in the production processes. Reduce waste/rework and environmental impact in the manufacturing processes by 30% shorten lead-time in the introduction of new products and shorten ramp-up time make first right. Reduce errors and waste in first article inspection of produced parts and components Develop a demonstrator for geometrical and dimensional inspection and control planning for pedagogical transfer of knowledge to engineers. The aims of the SIMET Geometrical Inspection and Control Planning project is to create a productive and sustainable framework and methodology for geometrical and dimensional inspection and control planning for the manufacturing of complex products, components and parts. Scope: The project is delimited to the implementation, validation, verification and evaluation of the SIMET developed GICP (Geometrical and dimensional Inspection and Control Planning) information model and the QAM (Quality Assurance Matrix) methodology for the automotive and aerospace industry. Associated research questions will touch IS (Information Systems) and IT (Information Technology) support, standards and interfaces and how they can be adopted to company internal standards. Knowledge transfer has to be implemented by education and cooperation with partners and suppliers. Result and effects: The expected result from this project is a considerable cut of CoPQ (Cost of Poor Quality) for the components treated in the case studies. For a component with 35% CoPQ, we expect at least a 25% reduction of the costs by proper use of the GICP model. It is also obvious that Swedish manufacturing companies would benefit from evidences on how well and to what level the developed GICP information model and QAM methodology is working in the different companies and for different components. In 2015, two years after completing the project, we expect to see the full potential of the project results and its impact on both economic and environmental reductions. Planning and implementing: The implementation plan consists of 8 work packages covering: WP1: Project coordination. WP2-WP5: The industrial case studies at four locations. WP6: Preliminary study of Cost of Poor Quality after implementing GICP WP7: Model driven GICP. WP8: Demonstrator and final report. Major tasks: T1: Information meeting about the start of the different case studies at the different participating industrial partners performed. T2: Workshop about case studies completed T3:Evaluation report on model driven GICP completed. T4:Prestudy report on CoPQ related to GICP and its environmental impact and sustainability targets to be met. Approved. T5: Results and analysis from the implementation of the information model and the QAM methodology related to GICP at each industrial company completed. T6: Demonstrator developed and completed. T7: Final report determined and completed. T8: Project terminated and results disseminated. The methodology is based on the application of the GICP model to four industrial case studies at Volvo CE, Scania, Saab Aerostructures and Leax.