Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing

Infrastructure project developed and funded by University of Nottingham’s Strategic Development Fund.

The FA3D platform is the testbed where newly developed innovative and ground breaking assembly methods and solutions for cost-effective future aerospace manufacture are tested and validated.

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Future Automated Aircraft Assembly Demonstrator


  • Deliver reconfigurable, evolvable cell to enable automated aerospace assembly and allow significant product variation

Impact / Results

  • Cell developed consisting of fixture, automation systems, process end effectors, safety sytems, RFID, control system software, informatics and cell infrastructure​
  • Utilised to deliver past projects, will be used in upcoming ASTRAL project​
  • ATI funding for FA3D2 realised

Contact us to find out more...

To find out more about FA3D get in touch with David Sanderson or Svetan Ratchev.

Project Team


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Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2GX

email: Svetan.Ratchev@nottingham.ac.uk