In the first year of the project, promising progress has been achieved in all the sub-objectives of the project. In the sub-goal "Method for strategic-technical part selection", the researchers of the C.I.K. developed the already existing trade-off methodology for cross-industry application. The branches automotive, food technology and plant and mechanical engineering represented in the project were focused on this objective.
In the target areas "Method for the derivation of design rules" and "Tool for automated and multi-target optimized component design", the chairs KAt, LiA and CIK first developed, produced and tested resilient test specimens for the development of design guidelines for the areas “load”, “post processing”, “cost” and “production”. From this design guidelines were derived, which will serve as the basis of the optimization tool. The KAt researchers implemented the first guidelines as machine-readable forms in a database, which the tool developed by INTES will later access.