Wed, 21 July, 2021
The winners of the second WeldGalaxy Open Call have been announced.
Funded through the Horizon 2020 European Commission innovation programme and led by TWI Ltd, the WeldGalaxy project aims to create a knowledge based B2B arc welding marketplace that will help users select the correct processes, consumables and equipment, while also streamlining inventory management and collaborating with manufacturers to design and test new products that meet their needs.
The WeldGalaxy consortium sought proposals for innovation in arc welding during a second round of open calls to SMEs and Mid-Caps across Europe. 29 proposals were received, of which 15 were selected as pilots to receive support, with a total requested funding budget of €1.5m.
The final selected pilots are as follows:
- Pilot: Automatic assignment of customer-specific welding parameters based on a CAD model using Artificial Intelligence models (Llewelyn). Companies: Oqton Belgium NV (Belgium), Steyaert-Heene (Belgium), Belgian Welding Institute (Belgium)
- Pilot: Validating the Automatic Orbital Welding Droid (AOWD). Companies: Weldingdroid ApS (Denmark), Engicon NV (Geldof) (Belgium), GPI Tanks B.V. (Netherlands)
- Pilot: Responding to steel manufacturing needs, a new efficient chemistry-tailored wire cladding system on 4% dilution and 7 kg/h will be developed (WIRED). Companies: Welding Alloys Ltd (United Kingdom)
- Pilot: Intelligent inspection for arc welding process monitoring (iSPARC). Companies: i3D Robotics Limited (United Kingdom)
- Pilot: Intuitive no-code programming solution for cost-effective robot welding (SmoothTool). Companies: Smooth Robotics ApS (Denmark), DanRobotics A/S (Denmark), KUKA Nordic AB (Sweden)
- Pilot: Automatised Teach-In of Arc Welding Robots by a Machine Learning-based Process Miner (ArcMiner). Companies: Pumacy Technologies AG (Germany), Arend Automation GmbH (Germany)
- Pilot: Ubiquity in Weld Monitoring Data, Automated Remote Authentication of Inspection Data (AMV_ Cloud). Companies: Triton Electronics Ltd (United Kingdom), Obynote Limited (United Kingdom)
- Pilot: A robotic welding system with advanced machine vision, machine learning and IoT solution, to perform autonomous welding of electrode casing (WelderMate). Companies: Momek Invest AS (Norway), Momek Services AS (Norway), Pioneer Robotics AS (Norway), Applica Robot Integration AS (Norway), Elkem Carbon AS (Norway)
- Pilot: RoboWeldAR is an innovative, self-navigating robotic welding solution that will revolutionise the ship new building and repair industry (RoboWeldAR). Companies: IKnowHow SA (Greece), Carell SA (Greece)
- Pilot: Hyperbaric automated arc welding for wet assets to save time, costs and increase safety (HYROWELD). Companies: DCN Diving BV (Netherlands), Automatic Welding Solutions B.V. (Netherlands)
- Pilot: Enhancing welding capabilities with remote manipulation using the MAGOS Platform; Fast, with Safety and Accuracy (EDISON). Companies: Probot Oy (Finland) Quanta and Qualia (Greece)
- Pilot: Deep Learning framework for defect detection based on Automated Ground Truth Annotation of X-Ray weld images (Anno4Weld). Companies: StreamOwl Private Company (Greece)
- Pilot: A modular, flexible, scalable and industry-ready solution for the inspection and process control of arc welding based upon AI (IAWI). Companies: Claret S.r.l. (Italy), Astroflex S.p.a. (Italy)
- Pilot: Optimised Parametrisation for Robotic Galvanised Piping Welding (GalvaWeld). Companies: Riduba, Serv. À Indústria, Constr. Mecânicas, Mecano-Soldadura, Lda (Portugal)
- Pilot: Automated and Flexible Arc Welding Systems for Shipbuilding (FLEXYWELD). Companies: TREESSE S.R.L. (Italy), COMAU S.P.A. (Italy)
The WeldGalaxy project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 822106