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

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."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

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
Address
Tring Business Center Icknield Way
HP23 4JX Tring
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 392 638,84
Address
Roseggerstrasse 15
4600 Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
VOLUME GRAPHICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Wieblinger Weg 92A
69123 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 241 340
Address
Technologielaan 15
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 498 175,92
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 056,64
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 295 579,46
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 233 068,88
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments