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Aligning, Holding and Fixing Flexible and Difficult to Handle Components

Objective

The prime objective of AFFIX is to create a strong manufacturing sector in Europe, which is both environmentally friendly and competitive. In the new manufacturing paradigm the emphasis is on manufacturing low numbers of high value components. In the aerospace and automotive sectors product differentiation is achieved through the manufacture of cheaper, lighter, greener products.

This is leading to the need to assemble lighter, flexible, complex components manufactured from innovative materials including titanium alloys, composites and metal-composite sandwich materials. Using reduction in lead time and reduced manufacturing cost as business drivers, the AFFIX IP will develop tools, technologies and techniques to align, hold and fix these components using new concepts of assembly systems with high reconfiguration capability.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-NI-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
Sheffield
United Kingdom

Participants (18)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
65, Buckingham Gate
London
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
Nottingham
THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Hulley Road
Macclesfield
AVIO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso 145
Torino
DIAD SRL
Italy
Address
Strada Della Praia 12/C
Buttigliera Alta (To)
CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI DI TADDEI ING. FRANCO E C. SAS
Italy
Address
Via Tintoretto,10
Cologno Monzese
FUNDACIÓN FATRONIK
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi, 7
San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)
HOEGSKOLAN VAEST (UNIVERSITY WEST)
Sweden
Address

Trollhättan
VOLVO AERO CORPORATION AB
Sweden
Address

Trollhättan
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
ETN AVIATION GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Becketal 14
Bremen
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA (WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Poland
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
Blankenfelde-mahlow
METEC INNOVATION CONSULTING SRL
Italy
Address
Corso Re Umberto 12
Torino
EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE
France
Address
37, Boulevard De Montmorency
Paris
ELECTROLUX ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Corso Lino Zanussi 30
Porcia (Pn)
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastraße 27C
München