Evolvable ultra precision assembly systems
EUPASS is a 6th framework Integrated Project on reconfigurable microassembly systems. The EUPASS project aimed to develop affordable, cost effective and sustainable ultra-precision manufacturing solutions by offering rapidly deployable ultra-precision assembly services on demand. This was achieved by developing and delivering a number of breakthrough technologies and solutions including:European wide pilot infrastructure of depots of micro-assembly modules and integration software, enabling rapid configuration and deployment of flexible precision assembly systems with minimum investment cost.
Next generation ultra-precision enabling technologies, including modular high-precision manipulators, grippers and feeders.
Novel micro joining techniques including micro-mechanical joints, nano-dispensing, and laser welding.
Robust and legacy-compliant knowledge driven methodology, cost models and software tools to support the offering of rapidly deployable ultra-precision assembly services with low investment cost, high capacity utilisation and improved equipment reusability.
New standards for seamless integration of precision assembly modules and control systems using open architecture approach.