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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.  

 

Creo Dynamics AB

Creo Dynamics AB

Further Information :

Organizational Activities

Creo Dynamics AB was created in late 2009 and is a product developing and consulting company within acoustics, structure dynamics, composite and Nondestructive Testing. Creo Dynamics AB is a limited company, privately held by the Holding company Vinngroup and the co-workers of Creo Dynamics AB with organisational number SE556755-3069. For the time being, Creo Dynamics has 15 co-workers. Our registered address is Westmansgatan 37, 582 16 Linkoping, Sweden. The company was first registered on the 5th of October in 2009 and is according to the European Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC defined as a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME). Creo Dynamics has been created to participate and contribute in the development of new technologies and novel concepts within acoustics and structural dynamics. We have our roots in the aerospace industry and are dedicated to pioneering and innovative solutions that create extra value for the end-users. Creo Dynamics AB identifies participation in national and international research programs as one of the cornerstones of its business.

Role in the Project

In LOCOMACHS the main focus will be dry-contact inspection techniques based on acousto-ultrasonics that can handle complex structures. Resonnance techniques are today limited to rather simple sandwich structure. Creo Dynamics intend to extend the scope of these techniques through the support of physical models that will allow an optimization of the inspection parameters leading to higher sensitivity even for complex structures. Another planned task is to integrate the detection of delamination and matrix cracking by Acoustic Emission together with the drilling process in order to improve the rationality of drilled hole inspection. The developed technique will be based on real time analysis of the AE transient signals. Through these activities Creo will contribute to WP23 and WP44.

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