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This project is co-funded by the European Union

News & Events

Press Release & Articles

LOCOMACHS featured in Clean Sky's Skyline magazine

Maria Weiland was invited to present LOCOMACHS in the March edition 2016 (n°18) of Clean Sky's Skyline magazine. The article can be found on page 9.

Publications

Variation Simulation During Assembly of Non-rigid Components. Realistic Assembly Simulation with ANATOLEFLEX Software
14th CIRP CAT 2016 - CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing

Partners

  Partner map

The LOCOMACHS project aims to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of new part production manufacturing and assembly operations of composite and hybrid aero-structures parts. To achieve the ambitious LOCOMACHS objectives, it is necessary to gather expertise in a wide range of skills, and, in order to reach the highest possible impact, the main stakeholders in the field.

The LOCOMACHS Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and gathers 30 partners covering the full range of the value chain, from early design and development (process, method, software and hardware tools providers), to skills and facilities needed for manufacturing and assembly. Such a coherent set of competencies would be very difficult to find at national level with the same level of expertise in all fields.

The consortium include:

  • Prime OEM aircraft manufacturers, as well as several tier-one and tier-two suppliers to European and overseas prime OEM aircraft manufacturers.
  • Research institutes like Airbus Group Innovations, DLR and NLR, that will provide state of the art knowledge within composite material and manufacturing. Other institutes like the MTC and TECNALIA will contribute with research skills and hardware for demonstrations within the area of assembly automation.
  • SME companies like Prodtex and SONAXIS have unique competences within assembly tooling and NDI/NDT respectively.
  • Universities from several European countries, each of them internationally recognized for the quality of their scientific work,  like ENS Cachan and CTH, who possess the most advanced computer aided systems and skills for geometrical variation management.  

 

ARTTIC

ARTTIC

Further Information :

Organizational Activities

Created in 1987, ARTTIC is an independent European provider of management services, especially in the area of large international collaborative R&D projects. ARTTIC is a set of companies based in France, Belgium, Germany and Israel. ARTTIC is an SME with a total workforce of about 50 persons, providing specific and practical help with all aspects of international R&D projects.
Services include helping clients to establish project feasibility; finding international partners; establishing consortia; managing the proposal development activities; helping negotiate contracts; taking charge of all management aspects of live projects and helping to disseminate and exploit successful project results.

Role in the Project

In LOCOMACHS, ARTTIC will be in charge of the project office, provide methods and tools to support the collaboration within the consortium and to manage the project. ARTTIC will support the consortium in the daily administrative and contractual tasks to ensure the collaboration is working, the project is properly monitored and decisions and actions are prepared and taken according to the project progress and contractual obligations. An important aspect of the role of ARTTIC is also to simplify as much as possible the contractual work requested from the researchers and to develop a collaborative spirit inside the consortium.

Key skills

Project administration and coordination support; Web-based collaborative tools and public web site.