NIS secures contract with University of Nottingham’s Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing
NIS has recently been awarded a contract in support of the growing portfolio of research projects at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing (CAM), with the aim of developing a unique new research demonstrator of future automated aircraft assembly processes and systems.
The scope of the research demonstrator has been defined by a collaboration of strategic global industrial partners. The demonstrator will be specifically focused on future reconfigurable assembly systems including automated drilling, bonding and fastening processes, highly flexible and adaptable tooling and fixtures, and analytical data intensive component and process tracking and validation.
Working in conjunction with the University of Nottingham and their selected supply chain NIS’ scope is the supply and installation, including control systems, programming and safeguarding of 2 robots capable of handling components and end effectors of up to 100kg.
Speaking about the project NIS Director Gill Marsden said, “We’re really excited to have secured this contract and to be working with the University of Nottingham and their other supply chain partners to deliver this “first of a kind” project. Whilst we are probably best known for our work in the nuclear sector, this award highlights one of our other well established core capabilities in the integration of industrial robots into fully commissioned manufacturing systems”.