Thermoplastics composite fuselage assembly
This full size composite fuselage section of 8 meter long and a diameter of 4 metres gives a glimpse of a next-generation aircraft. In the aerospace industry’s search to sustainability, SAM XL is developing an intelligent manufacturing system for one-shot assembly of the lower half of a fuselage section. Thermoplastic composite skins, frames, stringers and frame clips will be assembled involving a wide range of automated welding techniques. In this European project we collaborate with partners GKN-Fokker and TU Delft.
Duration: January 2021 – December 2022