Maria Weiland (SAAB AB), LOCOMACHS Project Coordinator won the 2016 European Manufacturing Leadership Award.More
This project is co-funded by the European Union
LOCOMACHS (LOw COst Manufacturing and Assembly of Composite and Hybrid Structures) is a collaborative research and development project coordinated by SAAB AB, gathering 31 partners including the European key players in the aircraft industry.
Faster and more cost efficient assembly of composite structural parts is a key enabler to high rate production. The LOCOMACHS objectives are to combine existing and innovative technologies to remove non-added value operations, which are time consuming and induce recurring costs, within composite production lines.
LOCOMACHS is supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, grant number 314003. With a project budget of 33M €, the project is implemented during 3.5 years (2012-2016).
ADVANCED AEROSTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY FORUM SUCCESSFULLY HELD ON 16th JUNE 2016
On the 16th June 2016, the LOCOMACHS project held the Advanced Aerostructure Technology Forum 2016 at the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) in Coventry, UK. This one day conference marked the final dissemination event for the ground-breaking LOCOMACHS project and presented an exciting opportunity for attendees to see the results of the project and enjoy presentations from industry leaders Saab, GKN Aerospace, the Aerospace Technology Institute and many more.
In total, 153 people from the European aeronautics industry and academia as well as the European Commission attended the Advanced Aerostructure Technology Forum 2016.
The video below will give you a sneak preview of some of the results presented. More will come soon.
First LOCOMACHS results are available from the project, especially from the NDT/NDI sector. To discover what's been achieved, take a look at the embedded videos below, or go directly to the LOCOMACHS youtube playlist.