Advanced Manufacturing and Adaptive Processes Lab
CONnected Flexible dIGital hybrid additive manufacturing Unit designed for REpair (CONFIGURE)
This industry led project brings together industrially proven welding, inspection and automation technology, together with the latest digital manufacturing methods, in a revolutionary approach which will enable high value components to be repaired in remote, difficult to access and sometimes hazardous locations. The flexible repair unit developed as part of the project will be able to be deployed remotely, including a mobile configuration, allowing it to be positioned precisely where it is required. This will form a platform for future autonomous repair systems. This represents a step change in Hybrid AM technology in terms of part scale, flexibility and level of automation.