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EUPASS: Evolvable Ultra-Precision Assembly Systems

Grant Agreement Number



International Project


Past project

Start date

1 November 2004

End date

31 March 2009

EUPASS: Evolvable Ultra-Precision Assembly Systems




The EUPASS project aims to develop affordable, cost effective and sustainable ultra-precision manufacturing solutions by offering rapidly deployable ultra-precision assembly services on demand. This will be 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 configu ration 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 includ ing 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.


Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan - Sweden
Ima Automation Aarberg AG - Switzerland
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Solothurn, University of Applied Sciences - Switzerland
Tampere University of Technology - Finland
Robert Bosch GMBH - Germany
Festo AG & Co. KG - Germany
Ief Werner GMBH - Germany
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GMBH - Germany
Beckhoff Automation GMBH - Germany
Electrolux Home Products Italy SPA - Italy
Masmec S.R.L. - Italy
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Institute di Tecnologie Industriali ed Automazione - Italy
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. - Netherlands
TQC Ltd - United Kingdom
The University of Nottingham - United Kingdom
Uninova - Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias - Portugal
Flexlink AB - Sweden
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne Switzerland
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V. - Germany
Université de Franche-Comté - France

Global Budget

€ 18 029 321

Project Website

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