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Innovative tooling, end-effector development and industrialisation for welding of thermoplastic components


Automatic assembly of the fuselage demonstrator made of C/PEKK is a solution to achieve a high production rate at relatively low cost. This topic involves the development of:
• Several robotic end-effectors to be used for jig-less assembly of the lower fuselage demonstrator
• An innovative adaptive assembly tool to weld stringers and frames to the fuselage skin
• 3D manufacturing simulations and dynamic workflow optimisation as part of Industry 4.0 aspects
In addition a more transversal activity is necessary to study how to utilize the equipment in the most efficient manner and to contribute to a near “zero-defect” assembly process.
Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.