QU4LITY– Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM)



Initial Situation

QU4LITY will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way an open data-driven ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0. QU4LITY will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique and highly tailored ZDM strategies and competitive advantages (significantly increase operational efficiency, scrap reduction, prescriptive quality management, energy efficiency, defect propagation avoidance and improved smart product customer experience, and foster new digital business models; e.g. outcome-based and product servitisation) through an orchestrated open platforms ecosystem, ZDM atomized components and digital enablers across all phases of product and process lifecycle (engineering, planning, operation and production) building upon the autonomous quality model to meet the Industry 4.0 ZDM challenges.

Project-Specific Objectives

The IWF will be specifically involved in simulation and decision rules through the development, assessment and industrial application of adequate concepts, methods and tools towards a zero-defect manufacturing on system and machine level. This includes the utilization of agent-based and hybrid simulation approaches. Therefore, the IWF will strongly be involved in the development of data mining methods for autonomous multi-stage quality control methods and development of specific shop floor management concepts for quality data.


Project duration:

01/2019 - 03/2022


Digitalization, Data Analytics, Zero Defect Manufacturing


Marc-André Filz


European Commision - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)

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