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Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

Objective

In the aerospace industry very high quality standards have to be met. For the manufacturing of carbon fibre parts this is currently solved through extended end-of-line inspection in combination with re-work processes to deal with defective parts. Also, in-situ visual inspection is used for quality control, which is currently causing huge productivity losses (30%-50%) during lay-up and has become a real bottleneck in carbon fibre parts manufacturing.

The project will provide a solution by developing inline quality control methods for the key process steps: automatic lay-up (dry fibre placement and automatic dry material placement) and curing. At the system level decision support systems will be developed that assist human decision-making when assessing defects and when planning the part flow through the production line. These will be supported by simulation tools for part verification and logistical planning.
The future manufacturing of the A320neo wing covers will be provide the background for the developments. Each such wing cover consists of two parts, that each cost several hundred thousand Euros in manufacturing. Assuming the planned production rates of 60 planes per month from 2025, savings of 150 MEUR in production costs can be obtained per year.

The consortium consists of all key players that will play a future role in the manufacturing of such large carbon fibre parts. Airbus with its research centers Airbus Group Innovations and FIDAMC will play a leading role in the consortium as far as the multi-stage manufacturing process is concerned. Machine builders (MTorres, Danobat) and research centers will develop the inline quality control, while Dassault Systémes will provide simulation support.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-FOF-2016

Coordinator

PROFACTOR GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 927 413,75
Address
Im Stadtgut D1
4407 Steyr Gleink
Austria

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Steyr-Kirchdorf
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 129 979,75
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 55 705,60
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INFACTORY SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 235 519,13
Address
Willy-messerchmitt Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 100 936,77
DASSAULT SYSTEMES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 63 000,00
Address
Rue Marcel Dassault 10
78140 Velizy Villacoublay

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

DASSAULT SYSTEMES UK LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 384 125,00
Address
Milburn Hill Road Riley Court Suite 9
CV4 7HP Coventry

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 164 625,00
M TORRES DISEÑOS INDUSTRIALES SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 315 980,88
Address
Ctra. Pamplona-huesca, Km.9
31119 Torres De Elorz

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Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 420,37
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 611 250,00
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
DANOBAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 215 250,00
Address
Poligono Industrial Arriaga 21
20870 Elgoibar

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 92 250,00
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO Y APLICACION DE MATERIALES COMPUESTOS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 665 687,50
Address
Avda Rita Levi Montalcini (Tecnogetafe) 29
28906 Getafe

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00