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Manufacturing and modelling of fabricated structural components

Objective

The European aerospace industry is one of the Community's leading industrial strengths, competing successfully in world markets and ensuring the employment of some hundred thousand persons across Member States. The proposed project seeks to enable a step change in the process of design and manufacture of aero-engine structures, leading to significant reductions in lead-time, materials use, and cost. The project will address the commercial risk whenever a large number of new technologies are required to complete a project; this has been the main reason why fabrication of structural components has been under-developed. The development of a robust design for manufacture methodologies and establishment of alternative manufacturing and fabrication process will facilitate the production of components within the EU and obviate the requirement for costly imports. Improved design and manufacturing processes will reduce both the total weight of the component, and the waste resulting from reduced scrap and rework. Such approaches will yield both cost and environmental benefit.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES SA
Address
Parque Tecnologico 300
48170 Zamudio
Spain

Participants (20)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
53 B,steinbachstraße 53 B
52056 Aachen
AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH & TEST INSTITUTE LTD.
Czechia
Address
Beranovych 130
199 05 Praha
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
FERRODAY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Mere Farm Road 14
CH43 9TT Prenton
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico Edificio 202
Zamudio
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
Address
Avda. Otaola, 20
Eibar
GROUPEMENT D'ETUDE ET DE RECHERCHE POUR LES APPLICATIONS INDUSTRIELLES DES LASERS DE PUISSANCE
France
Address
16Bis,16 Bis Avenue De La Prieur De La Côte D'or
94114 Arcueil
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton, Lord Balerno Building
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address

971 87 Lulea
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse, 665
Muenchen
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address

BT7 1NN Belfast
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
SW1E 6AT London
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
3,Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
THE WELDING INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Granta Park, Great Abington
CB1 6AL Cambridge
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
Address
Pabellon De Gobierno, Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
VOLVO AERO CORPORATION AB
Sweden
Address

Trollhaettan