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LOw COst Manufacturing and Assembly of Composite and Hybrid Structures

Objective

The continued use of composite materials in the aerospace industry has been addressed in several past research projects which have focused on new design solutions and composite manufacturing processes. However an area which has been given much less attention up until now is how to achieve a time and cost effective lean assembly production system. The current airframe assembly process of composites, metals and hybrid structures is affected by an important number of non-added value operations, which strongly cause disruptions and prevents fast ramp-up and high production rates.
LOCOMACHS will focus on significantly reducing or totally eliminating the most time-consuming and hence expensive non-added value operations, e.g. temporary assembly to check gaps, shimming, dismantling and tool handling. The project will improve the design conditions which today strongly dictate the way part manufacture and assembly is performed. Important step changes will be made by dramatically improving the use of tolerance and geometrical variation management.
The project will integrate existing technologies with missing breakthrough technologies developed and matured within LOCOMACHS. To support the industrialisation of future assembly production lines, key innovations such as intelligent drilling, high speed non-contact hole inspection, compact automation and active flexible tooling will be demonstrated.
The design and assembly process improvements and breakthrough technologies will be validated on two physical partial wing box demonstrators, a virtual fuselage section demonstrator and additionally a virtual demonstrator showing a complete wing structure in the context of the next generation lean production flow.
This Level 2 proposal is being submitted in the 5th Call FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1 against the activity area AAT.2012.4.4-1 “Integrated approach and demonstration to lean manufacturing of metal, composite and hybrid aircraft / engine structures” by a Consortium led by Saab AB.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Address
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581 88 Linkoping
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 386 445
Administrative Contact
Maria Weiland (Ms.)

Participants (32)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 033,50
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Badino (Ms.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 925 105,92
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Ms.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 433 826
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hugo Hart (Mr.)
BCT STEUERUNGS UND DV-SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 408 053
Address
Carlo-schmid-allee 3
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Bremer (Dr.)
SHORT BROTHERS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 776 172,50
Address
Airport Road, Queens Island
BT3 9DZ Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Connery (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 213 237,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nicolas (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 372 716,40
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Haglund (Ms.)
CREO DYNAMICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 237 840,40
Address
Westmansgatan 37
582 16 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Mattei (Dr.)
MEGGITT ADVANCED COMPOSITES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 250
Address
Atlantic House Aviation Park West Bournemouth International Airport
BH23 6EW Christchurch Dorset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donna Barrett (Ms.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 1 245 425
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrice Bonnet (Mr.)
DELFOI SWEDEN AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 224 322,84
Address
Goteborgsvagen 89
431 30 Molndal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annika Fröjer (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 117 347
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felicitas Kutz (Ms.)
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 489 917,50
Address
2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carole Guilpain (Ms.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE PARIS-SACLAY
France
EU contribution
€ 350 378,50
Address
4 Avenue Des Sciences
91190 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnès Tang Tong Hi (Ms.)
GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 267 849
Address
2Nd Floor, One Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Park
B90 8BG Solihull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Avey (Mr.)
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 704 600
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gila Ghilai (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 124 548
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Hansen (Ms.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 669 813,20
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Widin (Mr.)
THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 190 221,15
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ken Young (Prof.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 701 954,75
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Halm (Mr.)
SAMTECH SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 325 908
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais 8 Parc Scientifique Du Sart Tilman
4031 Angleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Granville (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 428 462,50
Address
Route Nationale Cinq Park Industriel
6041 Gosselies
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuelle Paquay (Ms.)
TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 444 442,50
Address
Fethiye Mahallesi Havacilik Bulvari 17 Kazan
06980 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatma Aytülü Sert (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 860 293,97
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iraitz Etxeberria (Mrs.)
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 342 938
Address
Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Luis Serrano Martín (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 354 000
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pasquale Chiacchio (Prof.)
GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 205 719
Address
-
46181 Trollhaettan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Sjunnesson (Mr.)
SONAXIS
France
EU contribution
€ 173 668,50
Address
Rue Emilie Du Chatelet 1
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Pierre (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 176 650
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Picot (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 025
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Temmen (Mr.)
Prodtex AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 481 089,15
Address
Kaplansgatan 16 A
541 23 Skovde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Kihlman (Mr.)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 746,47
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Mrs.)