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Enabling X-ray CT based Industry 4.0 process chains by training Next Generation research experts

Descripción del proyecto

Aumento de la autonomía, la robustez y la velocidad de la metrología de la tomografía computarizada

La tomografía computarizada (TC) desempeña un papel importante tanto en aplicaciones médicas como en inspección de materiales. Se formará a quince investigadores jóvenes y prometedores para que asuman el liderazgo en la concepción de la próxima generación de tecnología de TC preparada para la Industria 4.0 europea. El éxito en este campo ayudará a reforzar la posición de liderazgo mundial de Europa en la industria manufacturera. El proyecto xCTing, financiado con fondos europeos, que cuenta con nueve beneficiarios y seis organizaciones asociadas, se centrará en aumentar la autonomía, la robustez y la velocidad de la metrología de la TC. Respaldará la transición hacia una tecnología de control de calidad que esté plenamente en consonancia con los entornos de la Industria 4.0. La metrología de la TC por rayos X es la única tecnología conocida que puede certificar de forma no destructiva la calidad de estructuras internas complejas, como las producidas por fabricación aditiva o las que se dan en ensamblajes.

Objetivo

First-time-right and zero-defect manufacturing of customized lot-size-one products are essential elements of the Industry 4.0 paradigm shift to reinforce Europe’s global leadership in manufacturing. X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) metrology has a key role to play in this transition, since it is the only known technology that can certify non-destructively the quality of internal complex structures, such as those produced by additive manufacturing or found in assemblies.
However, CT largely remains an off-line technology, due to the unsolved trade-off between scan speed and scan quality, and the need for extensive expert user input. xCTing will therefore focus on significantly increasing autonomy, robustness and speed in CT metrology in order to support its transition towards a fully in-line quality assurance technology as required in Industry 4.0 environments. Meeting these challenges requires the integration of a broad range of interdisciplinary expertise, including physics, manufacturing, dimensional metrology, machine learning, as well as efficient and reliable big data analytics and visualization.
In order to achieve the envisaged innovation breakthrough in the European industry, Europe is in dire need of young innovators who can combine this variety of competences with entrepreneurial skills. The xCTing project is a pan-European industrial-academic initiative committed to provide the unique and encompassing training environment required to foster this new generation of innovation-minded research engineers, that will act as catalysts in the further transformation of Europe’s manufacturing industry towards global technological leadership. The overall aim of the xCTing project is to train 15 young and promising researchers (ESRs) that will take the lead in conceiving the next generation of European Industry 4.0-ready CT technology. The xCTing consortium consists of 9 beneficiaries and 6 partner organisations.

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Coordinador

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 768 960,00
Dirección
Oude markt 13
3000 Leuven
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Región
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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