Final meetingSince the project ends in August 2019 there will be a Review meeting on 25 September in Hamburg. The meeting will be followed by a final dissemination event on 26 September, to present the Bionic Aircraft results to the interested public.
Standardization workshop, Kick-Off meeting in Brussels, BelgiumIn April representatives from IAPT and UNE of the Bionic Aircraft consortium met at the European Committee for Standardization. This workshop intends to agree on welldefined specifications for optimized ALM support structures made from AL alloys and quality control of metal ALM parts using the Ultrasonic technique.The publication of the final agreements is planned for December this year.
M30 Partner meeting in Mâcon, FranceFrom 12 to 13 march 2019 the Bionic Aircraft consortium met at the facilities of Tekna in Mâcon, France. The current project status was discussed in detail and the next steps towards a successful finalization of the project were agreed.
The Bionic Aircraft account on TwitterThe Twitter account of Bionic Aircraft was born on the 24th of August. Everyone interested in the project can now follow the latest tweets on Twitter and are thus constantly up to date: https://twitter.com/BionicAircraft/
8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop in GlasgowFrom September 4-7, the Bionic Aircraft team presented their interim results to the public on the occasion of the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation Workshop in Glasgow. Presentations were held by IAPT, TECNALIA, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and CENIT, on the following Topics:
- Bionic Aircraft - Enhancing resource efficiency of aviation through implementation of ALM technology and bionic design by Philipp Imgrund
- Repair of Al components by low temperature high velocity combustion spraying for aeronautic applications by Maria Parco
- Optimization of the Laser Additive Manufacturing Process by Beam Shaping by Tim Wischerop
- Innovative in-process and in-line quality assurance systems for additive layer manufacturing by Suela Ruffa
- Innovative workflow for bionic design and structural optimization of ALM parts by Jochen Michael
8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop in GlasgowA complete session of the 8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth and Innovation (Glasgow, UK, 4-7 September 2018) will be dedicated to the Bionic Aircraft project. A comprehensive overview of the project progress will be presented to the audience by the Bionic Aircraft project consortium. More information can be found on the conference website.
Cenit has published the following article in the Industrie anzeigerApril 24, 2018 | Bionik wird zum CAD-Designtool | Das Softwarehaus Cenit berichtet über erste Ergebnisse im EU-Projekt Bionic Aircraft. Bis August 2019 soll ein CAD-Katalog entstehen, der bis zu 15 bionische Standard-Features enthält.
Cenit published the following article in RR Rapid ReadyMarch 15, 2018 | CENIT CAD Tools Enable AM-Based Bionic Aircraft Design | CENIT, a Stuttgart-based digital transformation consulting company, has just reported results of its first year of work on the European Union (EU)’s Bionic Aircraft project: the initial phase of its automated design Toolbox.
Bionic Networking EventOn 27 October 2017, Philipp Imgrund presented the Bionic Aircraft project in the frame of the annual Airbus Bionic Networking Event, which is dedicated to bring together employees across Airbus with external experts to discuss new opportunities in the field. (click here for download the presentation)
AM Motion EventOn 15 November, Philipp Imgrund presented the Bionic Aircraft project in the frame of the AM Motion workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. The Bionic Aircraft consortium is actively participating in the network towards generation of new R&D collaborations (www.am-motion.eu).
M12 Partner meeting in Grugliasco / Torino
BionicAircraft collaborating with AMOS and MMTech project
The BionicAircraft project is now collaborating with two other projects in the field of Additive Manufacturing, "AMOS - Additive Repair for Aerospace" and "MMTech - Innovative Manufacturing for gamma Titanium Aluminides".
On the occasion of a joint meeting held in April 2017 in Sheffield (UK), AMOS, BionicAircraft and MMTech participants discussed exchange of results and Joint dissemination activities related to their projects. The goal is to learn from each other's experience, enhance impact of the R&D activities of the three consortia, and to smoothen transition to industrial applications.