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Innovative Tooling, End-Effector Development and Industrialisation for Welding of Thermoplastic Components

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Project "TCTOOL" data sheet

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Coordinator
TWI LIMITED 

Organization address
address: GRANTA PARK GREAT ABINGTON
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL
website: www.twi.co.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙109˙336 €
 EC max contribution 1˙049˙357 € (95%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4.5.1. (IADP Large Passenger Aircraft)
 Code Call H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
 Funding Scheme CS2-IA
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-10-01   to  2021-09-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TWI LIMITED UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 309˙250.00
2    LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG UK (LONDON) participant 290˙450.00
3    FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL ES (LA RINCONADA SEVILLA) participant 217˙518.00
4    ACROFLIGHT LTD UK (BURNHAM ON CROUCH) participant 139˙951.00
5    BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON UK (UXBRIDGE) participant 92˙187.00

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 Project objective

The next generation of large passenger aircraft will make extensive use of thermoplastic composites which could replace thermoset composites and metals in many areas of aircraft construction. Thermoplastic composites can be lighter in weight even than thermoset composites, but the key advantage is that they can be joined together using welding processes. This has the potential to eliminate many of the hundreds of thousands of fasteners in an aircraft, improving reliability and reducing assembly costs by over 60%.

To take full advantage of thermoplastic composites weldability will require the development of innovative new approaches to tooling and automation to eliminate or reduce fixed tooling costs which can account for more than one third of non-recurring costs.

This project will develop innovative new end-effectors for jigless assembly of thermoplastic composite fuselage structures and new adaptive tooling for the welding of thermoplastic fuselage skin to stringers and frames. This will allow highly automated assembly of these complex structures with tooling that can be re-configured digitally and re-used. The project will also deliver simulation tools and perform manufacturing simulations to quantify variations in assembly, risk of defects, and optimise the process to achieve cost-effective zero-defects assembly.

This €1050k project will be led by TWI a major industrial research organisation with world-leading expertise in composites joining and large equipment design, FADA-CATEC Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies with expertise in robotic assembly and aerospace technology, London South Bank University – developers of innovative robotic and end-effector solutions, Brunel University – experts in thermoplastic composites welding and AcroFlight – experts in virtual engineering and simulation.

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