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CleanSky Projects Delivered to UltraMAT Open Day Workshop

Fri, 31 January, 2020

Sofia Sampethai, TWI’s Adhesives, Composites and Sealants Senior Project Leader delivered a talk at the UltraMAT Open Day Workshop in Cambridge.

The workshop, which took place on 30 January 2020, was attended by companies including metal composites developers and manufacturers TISICS, engineering services providers KWSP, laser welding solutions providers CARRS Welding Technologies, BAE Systems, Marshall Aerospace, and many more.

Sofia’s talk, ‘CleanSky Projects at TWI: Towards Quieter and More Environmentally Friendly Aircrafts,’ detailed the principles of the CleanSky undertaking and included details of three CleanSky projects that TWI is currently involved in.

The projects that were explained were:

  • TCTool – which aims to develop an innovative end-effector for the industrialisation for welding of thermoplastic components
  • TOD – a project to develop full-scale innovative composite doors, surrounds and sub-structures for regional aircraft fuselage barrel on-ground demonstrators
  • PADICTION – a project for the development of accurate functional distortion prediction models for the additive manufacture of polymeric and composite parts

Sofia’s talk was well received by the attendees who were keen to hear the latest developments in these ongoing projects.


TCTool (Grant Agreement number 865131)

TOD (Grant Agreement number 821192)

PADICTON (Grant Agreement number 864819)

Sofia Sampethai
Sofia Sampethai