IDEKO focuses on sustainability and digitization in the aerospace industry at JEC World 2024

The Spanish research center IDEKO will once again have a prominent presence at the international JEC World 2024. It will present its technological offering for composite manufacturing, based on two fundamental pillars: sustainability and digitization.

IDEKO focuses on sustainability and digitization in the aerospace industry at JEC World 2024

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From March 5th to 7th, it will exhibit its capabilities and technological innovations in this field, primarily focused on automating and increasing the efficiency of aerospace production.

Specifically, IDEKO will exhibit in the Spain Pavilion, located in hall 6, booth 108, in front of the Mobility Planet. The exhibition will highlight the expertise acquired in different European-scale research projects, showcasing the implementation of advanced composite manufacturing processes, all carried out within their cutting edge facilities.

One notable example is the INFINITE initiative, funded by the European Union, in which IDEKO leads a technological consortium that seeks to develop digitally sensorized aerospace composites to monitor the manufacturing of components and their structural health throughout their lifecycle.

Additionally, it will also offer a complete manufacturing solution based on photopolymerization, also known as ultraviolet (UV) curing, as an alternative to develop circular and efficient composite material manufacturing technologies through the results obtained so far in the research project.

IDEKO’s expertise in this field will also be evident in its advances in the synthesis of a new thermoplastic resin processable via a liquid phase as well as the development of fuselage panels for the new regional hybrid-electric aircraft of the European Clean Aviation initiative.

The research center’s innovations at JEC World 2024 also include research in robotics and automation technologies aimed at reducing emissions and the environmental footprint of manufacturing composite materials in the aerospace sector. Additionally it will showcase the development of a flexible markerless positioning system using photogrammetry integrated into collaborative robots and compensated with external artificial vision systems.

Cutting edge facilities

To carry out the developments that will be presented at the fair, the Basque technological center has state-of-the-art facilities and several pilot cells. These include the Automated Dry Material Placement (ADMP) manufacturing cell, tailored for aeronautical components production; and the fibreglass part manufacturing cell using UV cured pre-impregnated materials.

Additionally, a robotic cell is featured. It is composed of two robots equipped with a photogrammetry-based positioning system. These robots work synchronously in the assembly of large aerospace parts. Moreover, IDEKO houses multiple laboratories equipped with sensorization technologies for both process and product characterization. Furthermore, it collaborates with several universities in the Basque Country to enhance its technological offerings.

Meet IDEKO at JEC World 2024, at the Spain Pavilion, hall 6, booth 108, in front of the Mobility Planet.

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