PRECISE France, KUKA Systems Aerospace, MITIS, the Clément Ader Institute (ICA) in Toulouse and the Digital Sciences Laboratory of Nantes (LS2N) carry an innovative project funded under Clean Sky 2.
The RODEO (Robotized Orbital Drilling Equipment and Optimized Residual Stresses) project was launched in response to the 2016 call for projects under the Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. It receives € 500k in funding over 36 months.
This research and innovation program is managed by PRECISE France and implemented by a consortium of 2 universities (Nantes and Toulouse), 2 SMEs (PRECISE and MITIS) and one large company (KUKA Aerospace). Thanks to the long combined expertise of partners, the project aims to develop innovative robotic orbital drilling equipment, cutting tools and operating conditions to achieve close-fitting and reduced-diameter holes in aluminum, with precise control of the induced residual stresses.