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At the Manufacturing Engineering Centre The Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) is an international R&D Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology. The MEC was founded in 1996 under the directorship of Professor Duc Pham, OBE, FREng, FSME, BE, PhD, DEng, CEng, FIET, FIMechE.  (MEC MEC Ministério da Educação (Ministry of Education)
MEC Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain: Ministry for Education and Science)
MEC Mountain Equipment Co-Op
) of Cardiff University in Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. , UK, a project titled: Digi- tally Adjustable Tooling for Manu- facturing of Aircraft Panels Using Multipoint FORMing Methodology is underway. It's scheduled to be completed at the end of September in 2009. DATAFORM is a specific tar- geted research project (STREP), supported by European Community (EC) funding from the Sixth Frame- work Programme (FP6) in Aero- nautics and Space Activity. DATA- FORM focuses on researching, devel- oping, and applying digitally ad- justable multipoint tooling for the manufacture of 3-D aircraft panels. It reportedly will play a key role in realizing the full potential of flexible tooling by combining multipoint forming technology and robotic control technology. The main objectives of DATAFORM are the development and application of digitally adjustable multipoint forming tooling and multipoint positioning tooling for the fabrication and assembly of aircraft panels. MEC serves as project coordinator, and six partner organizations are involved in the work: the Manufacturing Engineering Centre; Centre de Recherche re·cher·ché  
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 en Aéronautique (CENAERO), Belgium; Open Engineering SA, Belgium; Dieless Forming Technology Development Centre, JiLin University, China; Kayser Italia, Italy; and Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, Spain. For more information go to: http://www.mec.cf.ac.uk/ research/mecplain.php?style=plain

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