Regional Queensland is set to make aircraft and spacecraft composite repairs faster and more efficient with a University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) project.
Backed by the Australian Government’s iLAuNCH Trailblazer program, materials researchers at UniSQ will collaborate with Melbourne-based engineering services company MEMKO and aerospace manufacturer, Boeing Australia.
“MEMKO brings to UniSQ access to the Dassault Systèmes virtual twin software and their engineering expertise with these tools, which enables the virtual replication of a product along its whole lifecycle – from digital design through to manufacturing requirements or in this case, structural repair," said iLAuNCH Trailblazer Executive Director Darin Lovett.
“Researchers will apply the digital tools to Boeing test cases to identify the most accurate and efficient aerospace maintenance repairs.”
To complete this iLAuNCH Trailblazer project, UniSQ is putting in place scholarships for three PhD opportunities to work alongside engineers and scientists at Boeing Aerostructures Australia and MEMKO in Melbourne, Brisbane and Toowoomba to help enhance the digitisation of composite components.