A product engineering methodology implements business processes used in industrial practice. The partners in the consortium represent the three roles of customer, development site and fabrication site. So the viability of the methodology and the effectiveness of the tools and services developed and integrated during the project will be demonstrated inside the consortium. That way, a truly distributed, networked scenario can be implemented by the consortium on its own. This ensures validation and demonstration under real-life conditions.
Typical business cases from MNT as shown in the sketch are taken as a starting point to come up with innovative business cases that reflect the customer-driven approach, which includes advancements in terms of design for manufacturing and reduced time-to-market.