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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.


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


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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.  


Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan

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Organizational Activities

KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH is organized into nine Schools, each covering a major field of engineering science. KTH education and research covers a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all branches of engineering plus architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of national Competence Centres are located at KTH. Various research foundations also finance a number of research programmes.  KTH is at present (November 2010) involved in 136 on-going EU projects of which 115 belong to the Seventh Framework Programme. Of the latter, 22 are coordinated by KTH. The Initiative for excellence in production research (XPRES), a strategic research platform at KTH establishes an internationally competitive platform to address the challenge faced by world leading Swedish industrial enterprises. This is achieved through a new joint effort combining the strong research resources in production technology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Mälardalen University (MDH) and the industry research institute Swerea. (KIMAB and IVF). The unique research and education consortium of KTH, MDH and Swerea), covers the fields of: Production processes, Production systems and Digital engineering

Role in the Project

In LOCOMACHS, KTH XPRES is involved thought two departments at KTH and one institute:  KTH Production Engineering (WP31, WP32 and WP 35) and KTH Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering (WP14, WP41 and WP42) and KIMAB (WP31 and 32). KTH is the beneficiary of LOCOMACHS while KIMAB is assigned as 3rd party.

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