MAIilq2020 – Inline Production and Quality Control for Milling of Metallic and CFRP Production Applications

In the MAI ILQ 2020 project, the University of Augsburg, together with project partners BMW and Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH, are working on how the quality of milling processes (in-line quality, ILQ for short) can be improved through the cross-company exchange of data. The technological process data and the data from quality control are linked in such a way that a meaningful component and process data mapping for the partners takes place, which sufficiently protects the company’s own technological know-how and thus satisfies the company’s own safety requirements. By exchanging data, both companies hope to build better products and reduce production costs.

Industrial enterprises hope to be able to use the potentials of digitization and to make much better with the help of data. Some even speak of the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 for short. Companies could not only save costs, but also open up new business models, create jobs and conserve resources in an environmentally friendly way. However, if you do a little research, you will quickly come across many unanswered questions. What data already exists in my company? What kind of data is needed? Where is the data? What knowledge worth protecting spends itself behind the data? Do I want to reveal this knowledge? Which threat scenarios can arise from cross-company data exchange? What protective measures can companies take to protect themselves against this? And which trade-off do I have to enter? The project “MAI ILQ 2020” deals with these questions.