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Own development model for Integrated Management of Technological Innovation.

INSPECTA

Technological response to the prominent and responsible role of non-destructive inspection technologies (NDT) in manufacturing processes

The INSPECTA project intends to provide a technological response to the current and growing prominent and responsible role that non-destructive inspection technologies (NDT) play in manufacturing processes. In light of this prominent role, a comprehensive overview is to be provided of the most critical non-destructive inspection technologies for ensuring the quality of the joints as well as the joining processes themselves, from the modelling and design phase up to their execution.

The key factor of the competitive edge of the Western manufacturing sector and in particular of the Basque sector lies in high value-added products and processes. In this strategy, the quality assurance of manufactured parts is one of the key aspects to cover and one of the competitiveness differentials. This quality assurance affects the manufacturing processes of these high-value parts, their manufacturers and the production means (the machines).

THE CHALLENGE

The overall objective of the INSPECTA project is the research, generation of knowledge and the development of numerical and technological models for non-destructive inspection of complex joints applied in strategic sectors, such as aeronautics, automotive and the energy sector.

The challenge consists of providing the theoretical-experimental foundations and the knowledge base so that in the near future a tool can be designed that replicates the behaviour of these joints (digital twin of the joints). This tool will integrate models both of the generation process of the joint and of its behaviour, and it will be capable of monitoring the real status of the joint by merging data from different non-destructive inspection technologies.

THE RESULT

IDEKO has set out two main challenges in this project. On the one hand, to generate new designs for ultrasonic inspection using TOFD (Time of Flight Diffraction) and FMC (Full Matrix Capture) techniques and, on the other hand, to generate merging strategies for data coming from the non-destructive tests.

The INSPECTA project will allow high-value knowledge to be developed for Basque industry, both for large companies that manufacture components for the aeronautical, oil and gas, and automotive sectors, and for the suppliers of inspection, automation and machine-tool solutions. The expected results are new designs for ultrasonic inspection and establishment of bases for the merging of the results of the non-destructive inspections on a platform.

PARTNERS

Participating in the project are: IDEKO, TECNALIA, CEIT, LORTEK, IKERLAN, EHU-UPV, MONDRAGON UNIBERTSITATEA and INNOVALIA ASSOCIATION.

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