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adaptive model-based Control for laser-assisted Fibre-reinforced tape winding

adaptive model-based Control for laser-assisted Fibre-reinforced tape winding

Objective

ambliFibre will develop and validate the first intelligent model-based controlled laser-assisted tape winding system for fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (FRP) components. This system will include optical non-contact monitoring and innovative Human-Machine-Interfaces, which are easily manageable for the worker. Based on thermal and optical models embedded into integral process simulation tools combined with novel machine and laser technologies, for the first time a tape winding system will be realised which is able not only to drastically reduce the occurring waste, but also predict potentially arising failure in order to reduce machine downtimes. Statistical reliability and maintenance models for detection of critical elements and definition of their reliability will also prevent sudden machine breakdowns and allow defining the most cost-efficient maintenance schedule.

Thus ambliFibre will be a major breakthrough for the continuous and discontinuous production of neuralgic tape-winded tubular composite components, such as gas tanks for automotive application, pressure vessel housings for the desalination of sea water or composite ultra-deep-water risers which are all affected by rapidly changing product requirements concerning both, material and design. With respect to changing and challenging environmental influences, quick adaptability, failure-free quality and safe operation over the complete life-cycle are mandatory.

The successful application of the ambliFibre results will dramatically accelerate the replacement of metal components in these domains, reducing the carbon footprint thanks to the low weight and long life cycle of FRP components and provide new opportunities for European manufacturers in global, high-value multi-billion € markets.

ambliFibre is conceived as a small collaborative project lasting 36 months and will be submitted to the call FoF 14 – 2015: Integrated design and management of production machinery and processes.
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

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EU Contribution

€ 1 406 825,84

Participants (11)

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PULTREX LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 272 998,75

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 521 148,75

MACH4 LAB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 445 000

NEOVISION SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 36 206,66

VIDEO SYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 260 892,50

NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 232 500

IXUN LASERTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 276 250

LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 143 806,25

HBN - TEKNIK A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 322 812,50

GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 228 750

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 588 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 678875

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 735 941,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 735 941,25

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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