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International Network for the Training of Early stage Researchers on Advanced Quality control by Computed Tomography

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607817

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 850 553,52

  • EU contribution

    € 3 850 553,52

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

Objective

"The non-destructive quality control of a wide variety of high-added value products, produced by innovative manufacturing techniques, remains a challenge. Examples include additive manufacturing parts, micro parts, and fibre reinforced composite parts. Common to these workpieces is the dependency of their performance on internal and inaccessible elements. Nevertheless, customers in multiple sectors are requesting certified quality and reliability.

For the last few years industrial Computed Tomography (CT) has been regarded as a promising technology, which can evolve towards integrated quality control of complex workpieces combining dimensional metrology and material defect analysis. However, major challenges remain in order to exploit its full potential. Meeting these requires a broad range of expertise, including physics, dimensional metrology, non-destructive testing, material sciences, precision engineering, and manufacturing engineering. Due to the distinct interdisciplinary character, there is a strong need for young researchers with a broad range of competences to achieve the envisaged innovation breakthrough in the EU industry.

The INTERAQCT project has been conceived as a pan-European industrial-academic initiative that will provide the unique and encompassing training environment required, by bringing together expertise from industry and academia in each of these domains (CT-equipment, CT-software, NDT, dimensional metrology, additive manufacturing, micro-manufacturing, composite manufacturing).

The research will develop procedures for fast and accurate CT model acquisition, with special emphasis on multi-material parts. Furthermore, INTERAQCT targets quantification and improvement of the reliability of CT measurement results, by determining the probability of detection of material defects as well as by achieving metrological traceability. In addition, CT based quality improvement loops will be targeted for key emerging manufacturing technologies."
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 898 430,50

Participants (10)

X-TEK SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 296 056,64

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 233 068,88

FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 392 638,84

VOLUME GRAPHICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 233 068,88

MATERIALISE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 241 340

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 498 175,92

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 233 068,88

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 296 056,64

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 295 579,46

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 233 068,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607817

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 850 553,52

  • EU contribution

    € 3 850 553,52

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

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