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Project

Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, reconfigurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optoelectronics

Project Grant Agreement N°820677

Duration: 42 months

Funded under: H2020-DT-FOF-03-2018, Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts

Funding schema: Research and Innovation Action

Advances in optoelectronics technologies is causing a revolution in consumer electronic goods, solar energy, LED, industrial laser, and other fields.

 

The optoelectrical manufacturing is facing the evolution of the equipment and manufacturing processes, the increase in complexity, volume of demand and customization. Such a trend combined with pressure to control production costs imply that systems configurations need to change more frequently and dynamically. In this scenario, automation and sustainability strategies are the most logical route to reduce the production costs.

 

The vision of IQONIC is the development of a holistic framework applicable both to new and existing manufacturing lines of opto-electronics to achieve flexibility, zero-defect production, and sustainability.

 

IQONIC is offering a scalable zero defect manufacturing platform covering the overall process chain, ranging from the design of new opto-electrical components and their required optimized process chain, their assembly process, to their disassembly and reintroduction into the value chain at their end-of-life through eight scalable strategies.

8 STRATEGIES

DIAGNOSE

To early detect the different characteristics of the new part to be produced in terms of material sensitivity and product design parameters.

PREVENT

To prevent the defect generation by recalibrating the production line, as well as defect propagation in later stages of the production.

PREDICT

To predict the defect generation and the expected quality, allowing modifications to the parameters before the production of the products.

SUSTAIN

To plan the reworking or remanufacturing of the product, if this is possible, and its re-use and/or requalification.

ADJUST

To adapt the process chains to the specific production requirements of each new part through an iterative process until the quality is acceptable.

MANAGE

To manage the aforementioned strategies through event modelling, KPI monitoring and real-time decision support system.

DETECT

To early detect the defect, to adapt the part parameters to the previous successful state and plan to send it either to downstream or upstream stage.

REDESIGN

To provide feedback for the design performance and knowledge to future parts and iterations to better products and process chain.