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New product design and engineering technologies based on next generation computed tomography

Objective

In a knowledge-based and customer-driven economy, it becomes increasingly important to integrate high-technology into complex goods and services which are geared towards individual user requirements. In future, the competitiveness depends on how fast and how flexible new products can be launched onto the market. Therefore new, efficient, user- and eco-friendly product design and engineering technologies are urgently required. The new approach is to base the necessary virtual models on volumetric Compute rised Tomography (3D-CT) data. The availability of 3D-CT data at different steps of the product development process allows not only high quality surface modelling or geometrical inspection but also the analysis of flaws, material inhomogeneity or material structures and helps to optimise the manufacturing parameters especially for new materials. The main project objectives are to develop new basic hardware components and algorithms for fast and accurate 3D-CT scanning for parts of any complexity and lar ge dimensions, new algorithms for automated CT image processing, fast surface and solid modelling as well as methodologies for the integration of the new technologies into the rapid product development and manufacturing process. A next generation CT prot otype will be set up for validation and testing. A particular attention will also be given to make these new technologies well known to the European key industries. Whereas the state-of-the-art CT technique is mainly originated in the U.S. the consortium has the potential to launch a breakthrough on volumetric high energy CT. The involved software companies are key players for CT image processing and metrology. The end users ensure that the new technologies meet the needs of the industry.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse, 27C
Muenchen
Germany

Participants (9)

C.R.F. - SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino, 50
Orbassano (To)
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
HANS WAELISCHMILLER GMBH
Germany
Address
Schiessstattweg 16
Markdorf
MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
Address
Technologielaan 15
Leuven
METRIS NV
Belgium
Address
Interleuvenlaan 15D
Leuven
BOMBARDIER ROTAX GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Address
Welserstrasse 32
Gunskirchen
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA DIN CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
Address
C. Daicoviciu Street 15
Cluj-napoca
TOMO ADOUR SA
France
Address
Avenue Pierre Agnot 2, Helioparc Pau Pyrenees
Pau
UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna