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. The project will develop a fast and reliable human-oriented quality control solution capable of identifying in a timely-manner defectiveness during composite process and, consequently, to determine the in-situ corrective actions to be implemented, towards zero-defects LRI manufacturing process, significantly reducing the generation of polymer composites waste. Results will be implemented in a test bed and demonstrated in two industrial use cases (yacht part and wing box).
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.
Robust and light AM components for military systems. The project will enable design and manufacture of lightweight military grade parts with novel materials and take full advantage of the key benefits offered by AM for the EU defence sector. Technological developments will be made in generative design, rapid production and robust and reliable design for identifying failures in production and service. Demonstration activities will be carried out in three relevant use cases (emergency wheel, cargo bay door hinge and antenna mount for satellites).
Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing for Sustainable Applications at SMEs. The project will support European SMEs in the uptake of Artificial Intelligence applied to manufacturing, with a specific focus on the use of AI-enabled applications at the edge. The key objective for applications is a reduction of waste and carbon footprint while ensuring the resilient operation of manufacturing. Open Calls will allow SMEs to easily access AI expert competence. The ambition of the project is to support more than 500 cases from SMEs and mid-caps on key AI applications at the edge.