The ComMUnion project enables productive and cost effective manufacturing of 3D metal/CFRTs multi-material components. Automatic tape placement of CFRTs with controlled laser-assisted heating, high-speed laser texturing and cleaning, on-line monitoring and inspection, and computational multi-scale modelling will be combined in a multi-stage robot solution for joining to provide the greatest performance joints. Tools for quality diagnosis and decision support will be also implemented under a cognitive approach.

In this project, AFPT is Workpackage-leader of WP4.



In the ComMUnion-project, in close co-operation with several partners, AFPT will develop and test new state-of-the-art tape-placement systems. Final project-results are expected in 2019. Preliminary results will be used to improve AFPT’s actual products and processes.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680567. The dissemination of results herein reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.