Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

MEGaFIT - Manufacturing Error-free Goods at First Time

Project Status: finished


The aim within this EU-project, in cooperation with 16 international partners from both research and industry, is the zero-defect-manufacturing of complex high-precision metal parts by real time adaptive process control. The adopted method is based on development and integration of in-depth process knowledge, as well as in-line measurement and real-time adaptive process control. Two different production technologies are studied exemplarily: additive manufacturing and multi-step microforming. The research activity within this project of the Institute of Manufacturing Technology focusses on the design as well as on simulative and experimental study of a microcoining process, which is part of the multi-step microforming. The analysis of the experiments, together with the development and validation of the simulation model, leads to the identification of the critical parameters which can be adjusted by the control system in mass production.

MEGaFiT englisch

Research Groups



    • Degner, J.; Herrmann, J.; Junker, F.; Berendt, E.; Merklein, M.:
      Leichtbauwerkstoffe für den modernen Automobilbau.
      Zeitschrift Konstruktion 3(2018), pp. 50-54


    • Stellin, T.; van Tijum, R.; Engel, U.:
      Modelling and experimental study of a microforging process from metal strip for the reduction of defects in mass production.
      Prod. Eng. Res. Dev. 10(2016)2, pp. 103-112


    • Stellin, T.; Engel, U.; Merklein, M.:
      Experimental Study of a Microforging Process of Parallel Ribs from Metal Strip.
      In: Annoni, M.; Fassi, I.; Wiens, G.J.; Dimov, S. (Edtrs.): Proc. 4M/ICOMM2015 Conf., Research Publ., 2015, pp. 218-221


    • Stellin, T.; van Tijum, R.; Merklein, M.; Engel, U.:
      Study of Microforging of Parallel Ribs from Metal Strip.
      In: Larkiola, J. (Edtr.): Material Forming - ESAFORM 2014, 2014, pp. 565 - 572


    • Stellin, T.; Merklein, M.; Engel, U.:
      Investigation on a Microextrusion Process of Parallel Protrusions from Metal Strip.
      In: M. Jun, S. Park (Edtr.): Proc. 8th Int. Conf. Micro Manufacturing, 2013, pp. 169-174

    • Ravenswaaij, R.; van Tijum, R.; Hora, P.; van den Boogaard, T.; Engel, U.:
      Towards Zero-Defect Manufacturing of Small High-Precision Metal Parts.
      In: Hora, P. (Edtr.): Towards Zero Failure Production Methods by Advanced Modeling Techniques and a Process Integrated Virtual Control, 2013, pp. 87-92

    Letztes Update: 14.03.2014