Establish the state-of-the-art of machining processes and mechanical fastening systems currently available but also in development.
Identify technical issue with machining processes and mechanical fastening systems in place. Work done through a survey carried out with aerospace industries.
Identify the industrys needs in both areas. Work done through a survey carried out with aerospace industries.
Develop superior/innovative alternative technologies to optimise composites machining and mechanical fastening systems.
Relevant Industry Sectors
Technical and Economic Benefits
Appropriate technologies for composites.
Increased links between universities/research organisations and the aerospace industry.
Reduced costs, time and waste of materials.
Standardization of the technologies.
Industrial Member Report
Access the Industrial Member Report resulting from this programme: Joining Aerospace Composite Structures - Machining, Mechanical Fastening and NDI