Innovative welding solutions for thermoplastics carbon fiber

The main objective of the WELDER project is to design, develop and deploy at TL ́s facilities two robot-based and
fully operative welding solutions (namely, ultrasonic welding end-effectors and resistance welding end-effectors),
including all the needed tooling and auxiliaries for the longitudinal barrel joint of the 8m long fuselage demonstrator.
Moreover, WELDER will be focused on implementing an online monitoring and control system based on an end-
to-end digital manufacturing solution, enabling a bidirectional dataflow to feed the whole lifecycle management
digital twin and, thus, optimising the process and product performance and while enabling new approval/acceptance
procedures. Therefore, the successful execution of the WELDER project will become the spearhead of the aerospace
industry thermoplastic adoption strategy through the provision and demonstration of the airplane fuselage welding
replacing conventional joining systems relying on fastening, riveting and adhesives, thus highly improving the
environmental and economic performance of the aerospace sector, according to CS2 objectives.

The consortium

The WELDER consortium is formed by 4 partners:

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