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Real-time dynamic control system for laser welding

Objective

RADICLE aims to create a real-time dynamic control system for laser welding using a combination of (application specific) sensors in combination with intelligent and predictive control technologies for in-process monitoring and control to minimize/eliminate defects for a range of materials and geometries for both aerospace, automotive and other applications. The control system will include pre- and post-welding measurement as well as in-process monitoring, control and fault prevention / fixing. The project has 4 large, end-user partners - Rolls-Royce, Alstom, GKN and CRF (FIAT) therefore the impact of RADICLE is expected to be very large.

The overall impacts of successful implementation of the RADICLE technology through our consortium and the wider welding sectors will enable us to achieve the following impacts:
- Increased productivity of up to 30%, resulting in:
- 30% reduced energy usage;
- 30% reduced emissions;
- Eliminate the need for part scrappage or rework (up to 20%-30% of labour input);
- Reduction or removal of the need for final NDE testing of the parts;
- Remove need for large enclosed remote welding rooms (~35% floor space reduction);
- Increase health and safety benefits;

In addition, RADICLE will contribute to the wider Europe 2020 targets, through:
- Increased employment of 20-64 year-olds;
- Increased R&D spending;
- Reduced energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions;
- Increased education, especially at third level education;

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2014

Coordinator

THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 884 368,61
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 210 590,00
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 278 500,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 212 285,89
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 478 413,75
Address
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46181 Trollhaettan

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LASER OPTICAL ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 514 735,00
Address
18 Grange Avenue
LE11 3X2 Loughborough

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PERMANOVA LASERSYSTEM AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 215 162,50
Address
Krokslatts Fabriker 30
431 37 Molndal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 399 841,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 439 700,00
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 77 080,00
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BITADDICT AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 83 125,00
Address
Alsjohojdsvagen 10
443 72 Grabo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00