Demonstration day for advanced
drilling & Non Destructive Inspection technologies
On the 2nd September 2015 the research project, called GF Demo lead by Saab and partly financed by VINNOVA, hosted a demonstration day at ÅF Industries in Laxå gathering 60 people from Swedish industry.
Saab, ÅF, CREO Dynamics, Novator, Exova, X-Laser Systems and Linköping University all contributed to four demonstrations with the objective of highlighting some of the research and technical progress made within the GF Demo program.
In total there were 4 demonstrations in Laxå:
>> The first demo was a collaboration between Saab, ÅF, LIU and X-Laser Systems. Together they have developed a cost effective solution for robotic drilling, this utilises advances in force feedback technology, laser measurement and vibrational drilling.
>> Novator presented the results of their research into orbital drilling in aluminium. This was accompanied by their commercial system which is today being used worldwide within the aircraft industry.
>> CREO Dynamics demonstrated their innovative Acousto Ultrasonic technology which is proposed as an alternative method for NDI/NDT of complex composite structures.
>> Finally Exova displayed the equipment which they have developed in the field of NDI/NDT. New ultrasonic methods and equipment that can be used to inspect complex composite geometries at lower cost was presented.
The GF Demo project will conclude with a demonstration of the next generation of light weight composite Cargo Door developed during the last 3,5 years. The demonstration will be in spring 2016 and will take place at Compraser labs in Linköping.
Maria Weiland, Project sponsor within Saab, introducing the research project GF Demo , ´Next generation composite structures for civil aircraft´
Magnus Engström demonstrating robotic drilling. ”The technologies we are demonstrating here will simplify the applications for automated drilling and therefore enhance the use of automation in our business.”
Christophe Mattei demonstrating Acousto-Ultrasonic technology.