research projects

Research & Development at FFT

International projects

The technology leader FFT participates in several international research projects.
In some of the projects, also, in a leading role.

Archive

Already completed research projects can be found in the archive.

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Kuno Jandaurek

Head of R&D Aviation

Airbus-Allee 2
28199 Bremen

Tel.: +49 421 3770-8812
Mobil: +49 151 2625 4005
E-Mail: kuno.jandaurek(at)fft.de

Joachim Scheller

Manager Business & Technical Development

c/o ZAL TechCenter
Hein-Saß-Weg 22
21129 Hamburg

Mobil: +49 171 1018 641
E-Mail: joachim.scheller(at)fft.de

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Aton

Metal hull technologies ecologically sustainable

The project aims to develop ecologically sustainable metal technologies and new joining processes for the assembly of fuselage structures. Therefore, digitization will be incorporated into the production and manufacturing process. Among other things, this is intended to reduce the number of resources required. In addition, the bonding of metal structures is to be implemented with a high degree of automation while achieving a high level of technical maturity and economic efficiency. Furthermore, the weight of the structure is to be reduced, which directly influences fuel consumption and thus the CO2 emissions of the aircraft.

Project duration: 2019 until 2023

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DHiiP

DFP tray, hot mold integration & inmold primers for future wing shells.

The research project aims to develop suitable process steps to produce repeatably reproducible and cost-effective stringer-stiffened shells in the RTM process. At the same time, this process is to be digitized to produce wing shells for short- and medium-range aircraft of the next generation.

Project duration : 2020 until 2023

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MultiFAL

Multifunctional automation system for Fuselage Assembly Line

The main objective of the MultiFAL research project is to build a plant in which thermoplastic fuselage shells are welded automatically. The focus will be on robot-controlled production and central monitoring. Virtual commissioning is expected to save up to 20% commissioning time.

Project duration: 2019 until 2022

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SeMoSys

Section assembly and system installation

The overall objective of the project is to develop automation solutions for various fuselage sections. The focus of the developments is on a high manufacturing cadence as well as flexible and automated manufacturing technologies. For system pre-installation, human-robot collaborations (HRC) for force-guided assembly operations are being tested. Safety and ergonomic aspects are considered. A digital plant planning tool is also being developed for planning future manufacturing plants, which customers and suppliers can use to make intuitive adjustments to plant planning. In addition, the new tool will include a digital learning world with a 3D environment for worker training purposes.

Project duration: 2021 until 2024

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Unifix

Universal mobile component clamping and fixing device for the processing of fiber composite structures

The aim of this research project is to produce a fully integrated test facility for mobile component manufacturing on a 1:1 scale. This will be implemented by combining technological building blocks to meet the application specifications for innovative processing of large composite structures under the overriding requirement of flexibility and agility.

Project duration: 2018 until 2021

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