Technologies Design and Materials European Research Centre
CETMA is among the largest private non-profit research centers in Italy with 25 years of experience on materials, processes, techniques and methods to support the innovation processes of industrial enterprises. It has 4,000 square meters laboratories and offices and 65 employees as researchers, engineers, designers and project managers. CETMA’s mission is to increase and integrate enabling technologies such as Materials and Structures Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Design.
It is UNI EN ISO 9001 certified for research and development in the field of integrated engineering projects for industrial applications. In the last 20 years CETMA invested in composite material field in terms of facilities and competencies, becoming a point of reference for aerospace companies willing to invest in innovate materials and processes.
In aerospace, there is a delay in the exploitation of thermoplastic composites (TPC), since the final efficiency and robustness of the component is a priority. A greater exploitation of TPC must be related in the development of new processes. Joining by welding has proved to be a critical step in the process of manufacturing TPC. In order to overcome the limitations in the use of Induction welding (IW) in the aerospace industry, Dewtecomp project aims at the development of:
- Fully automated IW system with software/hardware integration between the IW machine and a robot in order to perform structural bond of reinforcement parts to structural frames to obtain highly integrated Door Surround Structure.
- A process control system based on the use of a thermal camera, which taking the real time image check of temperature at the surface of the component being welded and get process control.
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