European projects put at the forefront research capabilities of LORTEK in advanced manufacturing and its digitalisation. New technologies are developed to be transferred and implemented in industry to strengthen European industrial competitiveness.
Flawless and sustainable production of composite parts through a human centred digital approach.
Automated thermographic inspection system for the inspection of aeronautic weldings. The development and adoption of automated inductive active thermography as NDT (non-destructive testing) to improve the probability of detection (POD) of surface defects in welded safety-critical engine components for aeronautics is addressed. As a result, both in-process control and final inspection and quality acceptance will be assessed.
New manufacturing routes (for NiCrSiFeB alloys) to replace cobalt in aircraft components The project aims to select the adequate chemical composition and manufacturing process parameters to obtain sealing rings of self-fluxing alloys that can offer the required performance against high-temperature wear and overcome the health issues regarding wear particles of cobalt alloys in cabin air. Two manufacturing routes will be studied: Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and horizontal Centrifugal Casting (CC).
The project will develop i) a suitable forming process for the real-scale manufacturing of leading edge Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) wing outer skins and ii) supporting simulation tools to minimize initial process development costs of large structures meeting requested quality criteria and dimensional tolerances.
Optimisation of heat exchangers design process is proposed in an eco-friendly way after knowing the limits of the metal additive manufacturing technology, specifically SLM process.
The project addresses the full digital transformation of the process industry and cognitive process production plants through an innovative Industrial Cyber-Physical System (ICPS) that will enable the development of a hyper-connected network of digital nodes.
Development and dissemination of Metal Additive Manufacturing technologies in the industrial tooling sector for a smart and sustainable growth in the SUDOE space.
The aim of the project is the development of innovative ECO-friendly airframe TECHnologies from design to manufacturing to improve aircraft life cycle environmental footprint.
The project focuses on the development of advanced materials and equipment for metal additive manufacturing of multi-material parts that will provide performance and efficiency gain through integrated multi-functionality.
The project tackles the current European need of developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector demands in response to the increasing labour market needs, thus, contributing for the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the AM sector.
The goal of the project is to enable the uptake of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies by SMEs/mid-caps leading to the development of innovative business and service models and new value-chain models in a fully digital environment.