Demonstrator and didactic factory
The pilotline at SAM XL will initially focus on assembly, inspection and finishing a full size composite fuselage section and wing section. Our team of software and hardware engineers work closely together, using large industrial robots and our enormous gantry robot as automation platforms. They are designing a zero-defect manufacturing strategy based on online control and quality assurance. We will use the demonstrator to design, develop and test different manufacturing technologies. The infrastructure at SAM XL will also be used as a didactic factory for workforce training and follow-up innovation. To improve manufacturing techniques on a large scale, we believe sharing knowledge is essential. Therefore, we are creating a European network of didactic factories. Within this network, we discuss and share our methodologies, thus reinforcing Europe’s economical position in the manufacturing industry.
The exchange between TU Delft scientists, SAM XL’s highly skilled software and robotics engineers, together with the 30 European collaboration partner will lead to creating new manufacturing methods with self-learning robots.