What is clearly missing in the current ICT landscape for manufacturing is an integrated, holistic view on data across the full product lifecycle.
Especially the design and engineering of products and manufacturing processes is decoupled from the actual process execution.
As experiences of the past show, a tight integration of all tools used throughout a product lifetime is not feasible.LinkkME addresses these shortcomings by providing an integrated, holistic view on data, persons and processes across the product lifecycle as a vital resource for the outstanding competitive design of novel products and manufacturing processes.
To achieve this goal the project will develop the Linked Engineering and mAnufacturing Platform (LEAP) as an integrated information system for manufacturing design.
LEAP federates all product lifecycle information relevant to drive engineering and manufacturing processes, independent of its format, location, originator, and time of creation.
Besides the unified access to the integrated information, LEAP will provide specific knowledge exploitation solutions like sentiment analysis and design decision support systems to analyse the integrated information.Within LinkkME we aim for a user-centric lifecycle information management.
LEAP will provide a context-driven access to federated information and knowledge and foster cross-discipline collaborations between users by novel approaches for collaborative engineering.