Università Politecnica delle Marche – UNIVPM is a medium sized university located in Ancona, central Italy. UNIVPM will participate to GO0D MAN project with the research group of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, which is part of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM), within the Faculty of Engineering.
The research group in Measurement Techniques is at present composed of 5 professors, 3 research engineers, 13 PhD fellows and a variable number of young engineers with contracts. Since 1988 it has participated to more than 30 EU projects and 3 networks. In all EU projects in which the Mechanical and Thermal Measurement group has participated, the theme of research was focussed on development and application of non-contact measurement techniques for geometrical, kinematic, vibro-acoustic and thermal quantities. Main technologies that the group deals with are electro-optics (laser interferometry and vision at various wavelengths) and acoustic ultrasounds. The members of the group are partly mechanical engineers, partly electronic engineers; this cross-sectorial range of competences is an element of strength for developing research in the transversal domain of measurement techniques.
Role in the project
UNIVPM will lead the project on the development of smart in-line inspection tools, providing expertise in measurement techniques applied to on-line quality control. Main focus will be on non-contact measurement techniques. The prototype quality control stations will be developed in close cooperation with industrial partners, integrated to the multi-agent system and the production line, and tested in real industrial environment. Being a university, UNIVPM will also play a role in dissemination activities.