EXPECTED END RESULTS AND INTENTIONS FOR USE AND IMPACTS

The Intelligent System coming from MUSIC will lead to an optimised and intelligent design and  manufacturing of HPDC/PIM components for different industrial sectors. The consequences of this are manifold: weight reduction of products, better use of natural resources, new applications (in automotive and in other fields) of materials. The positive impacts will affect all categories in a transversal way:
 

SMEs:

♪ increased efficiency of HPDC/PIM manufacturing will give the bases for increased production, sales and use of these components

♪ competence/know-how developed in the project will be further utilised in EU manufacturing industry, contributing to improving the quality of their products, to win the competition with low cost/low quality products coming from some Asian Countries;

♪ increase in the process yield and in the quality content of castings (these are their specific MUSIC outcomes) will lead to new applications;

♪ for SMEs engineering companies, the availability of the Intelligent System will give them more reliability since the design stage, thanks to an improved material and process knowledge.
Industries

♪ for end-users industrial companies, the possibility of employing new-concept components will improve the technological margin of their products (improved reliability and safety, cost optimisation).

Universities and Research Centres:

♪ for universities and research centres, leading the diffusion of a new knowledge based approach in manufacturing & engineering, developing specific educational programmes, is a demanding challenge.

The benefits for consumers are clear: “zero-defect manufacturing” for HPDC/PIM products means increased safety (for any kind of product considered) and decreased costs (no scraps, better efficiency in processes, less energy consumption).