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Manufacturing and modelling of fabricated structural components

Objective

The European aerospace industry is one of the Community's leading industrial strengths, competing successfully in world markets and ensuring the employment of some hundred thousand persons across Member States. The proposed project seeks to enable a step change in the process of design and manufacture of aero-engine structures, leading to significant reductions in lead-time, materials use, and cost. The project will address the commercial risk whenever a large number of new technologies are required to complete a project; this has been the main reason why fabrication of structural components has been under-developed. The development of a robust design for manufacture methodologies and establishment of alternative manufacturing and fabrication process will facilitate the production of components within the EU and obviate the requirement for costly imports. Improved design and manufacturing processes will reduce both the total weight of the component, and the waste resulting from reduced scrap and rework. Such approaches will yield both cost and environmental benefit.

Coordinator

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES SA

Address

Parque Tecnologico 300
48170 Zamudio

Spain

Participants (20)

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AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH & TEST INSTITUTE LTD.

Czechia

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG

Germany

FERRODAY LIMITED

United Kingdom

FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Spain

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

GROUPEMENT D'ETUDE ET DE RECHERCHE POUR LES APPLICATIONS INDUSTRIELLES DES LASERS DE PUISSANCE

France

Heriot-Watt University

United Kingdom

LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

THE WELDING INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

VOLVO AERO CORPORATION AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2000-00217

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    29 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 350 785

  • EU contribution

    € 6 268 705

Coordinated by:

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES SA

Spain