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This project is co-funded by the European Union

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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

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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.  

 

Bombardier Aerospace Belfast

Bombardier Aerospace Belfast

Further Information :

Organizational Activities

Bombardier Aerospace Belfast (registered as Shorts Brothers PLC), one of the UK’s largest aerospace manufacturers with over 5000 employees, is owned by the world’s third largest aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier.  Since its takeover in 1989, Bombardier Aerospace Belfast has received over £1.6billion in investment and is regarded as the Bombardier centre of excellence in the design and manufacture of fuselages, nacelles and advanced composites. Bombardier Aerospace Belfast plays a major role in all of Bombardier’s commercial and business aircraft, and with 40 years’ experience in composite manufacture, recently took responsibility for the design, development and manufacture of the advanced composite wings for Bombardier’s new CSeries family of commercial aircraft.  In association with other European companies and universities, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast participates in a range of major UK and European research programmes.

Role in the Project

Roles within LOCOMACHS include SP 2 leadership and WP22, 31 and 44 leadership.

Key skills