STREAM-0D The way to zero defect production

STREAM-0D is a European-wide project which has the ambition to tackle one of the main challenges of the manufacturing industry: reaching a zero-defect production.

Our technology is based on the integration of multiphysics simulation models linked with measurement devices in the production workflow, which enable the control of the most important manufacturing parameters in real-time.

Simulation models are fed with actual data measured in the production line, and are able to predict the production output based on the most relevant line parameters. This enables manufacturers to adjust the product to the exact design specifications, or to quickly change specifications for producing customized batches, thus ensuring maximum flexibility of the in-line processes.

The STREAM-0D system is currently being designed and tested in three real process chains of the automotive sector, covering different types of production methods, products, materials, and manufacturing processes.

The benefits for manufacturing industries The main objective of STREAM-0D is to allow industries to adjust the manufacturing processes in real time, introducing smart decisions based on the forecast of the models. This leads to increasing the production efficiency, with high savings in time and costs.

  • Reducing rejected units

    Cut the number of rejected units or discarded material by adjusting in real-time the output crucial parameters, thus benefitting the overall efficiency

  • Increasing flexibility of processes

    By setting design targets online with the software, customize batches of units with different features and reduce downtime due to changing design specifications

  • Controlling product variability

    Control the product variability, and even the tolerance requirements for suppliers, as it is possible to adjust process variables during the production process itself

  • Characterizing production

    Characterize the complete production by adjusting products' specifications in real-time, and eliminate in some cases the need for end-of-line testing