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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.  

 

SAAB AB

SAAB AB

Further Information :

Organizational Activities

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Its most important markets today are Europe, South Africa, Australia and the US. Saab has around 12,500 employees. Annual sales amount to around EUR 2,5 billion, of which research and development account for about 20 per cent of sales. Saab has divided operations since 1 January 2010 into five business areas: Aeronautics, Dynamics, Electronic Defence Systems, Security and Defence Solutions and Support & Services The business segment Aeronautics offers advanced airborne systems, related subsystems, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), aero structures and services to defence customers and commercial aerospace industries worldwide. Aeronautics is also responsible for development, production, marketing, selling and supporting of the Gripen fighter.
Commercial operations are expanding through the development and supply of subsystems for the major aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing. Access to future technology is assured through participation in international research and development programs such as Neuron and Clean Sky.

Role in the Project

In the LOCOMACHS project SAAB will be the coordinator and technical leader, including leadership of SP4 and SP5 as well as WPs 34, 41 and 51. SAAB will further contribute to WPs 14,, 22, 31, 35, 42, 45, 52 and 53. SAAB is well prepared for the challenges within the LOCOMACHS project following large experience in European projects. Recent examples for research projects were SAAB has participated either as a partner or as coordinator are: TANGO, ALCAS, COALESCE2, and SARISTU.

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