Focus on Producibility - PRICE
|SAAB Aktiebolag - Saab Aerosystems
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 5 830 000
|August 2009 - September 2012
Purpose and goal
To be competitive in current and future international aeronautical projects, Swedish industry must offer world class components to competitive prices. For components of composite materials this means that it is not longer possible to only design the best products, because such solutions tend to be very expensive. The challenge is instead, innovative design and manufacturing, to develop components that are cost-effective to produce and of the desired quality. The overall objective of the project is to develop cost effective manufacturing, generic tool concepts and to establish a fundamental understanding of how production methods and defects influence the strength. The project is continuation of previous NFFP projects within processing science of composites.
Results and expected effects
Within this project Saabs ability to manufacture cost effective, robust and stable manufacturing processes and tooling technique for advanced composite structures will be strengthened. Thereby Saabs ability to compete on an international arena will be increased. The researchers strong international position will be further strengthened within this project. The project will also result in conference papers and scientific papers but also in dissertations at KTH and LTU.
Approach and implementation
Saab will work parallel with the researchers and set up the boundary conditions in order to reassure industrial relevance of the project. The researches will conduct model experiment on specific areas in order to increase the basic knowledge of the problems at hand while Saab will take care of the industrialization of the results. The project will be lead by Saab with the aid of a steering committee. A scientific board will ensure the scientific relevance of the project.