Optimisation of automated, multifunctional and sustainable industrial technologies (OPTIMUS).
Start date: 2021
End date: 2023
Participants: Leader: Airbus Operations SL; Consortium members: Applus+ Laboratories (LGAI Technological Center SA), Frimal Trading SL, Inventia Kinetics SL, Metromecanica SL, Obuu Tech SL and Utingal SL.
Funding: This project is funded by the CDTI and supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Born out of a mission to propel the Spanish industry into the industrial revolution of the 21st century, Project OPTIMUS sets out to develop disruptive technologies oriented to the industry’s transformation and digitalization. These technologies will generate greater competitiveness, greater resource efficiency and will be supported by digital transformation and connectivity.
Project OPTIMUS has the following general objectives:
For Applus+ Laboratories, it is essential to develop proprietary technology that allow us to differentiate ourselves in our fields of work from potential competitors. For this reason, we are embarking on the OPTIMUS project with the objective of researching new manufacturing principles, developing materials and innovative technologies for production processes applicable to the aeronautical industry in the coming years — processes that will make it possible to manufacture large composite structures for the next generation of commercial aircraft. These developments should make possible a more eco-efficient, competitive, reliable and resistant aircraft, while at the same time facilitating its serial production — even for aircraft which demand the very highest production speeds.
Our specific objectives are the following: