Centre for Aerospace Manufacturing

To develop innovative and ground breaking assembly methods and solutions for cost effective wing manufacture for the future regional aircraft based on reverse engineering, intelligent process adaption, and variability aware processes and tooling.

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Variance Aware Determinate Assembly Integrated System


  • Development of high measurement accuracy throughout entire working volume​
  • Optimise part to part wing box assembly process for next generation wing performance​
  • Geometrical tolerance analysis and assessment ​
  • Build and validation of test cell

Impact / Results

  • Advanced metrology philosophy​
  • Computer aided tolerance optimisation​
  • Inspection assisted predictive shimming and fettle​
  • Self-adaptive fixturing to reclaim skin KCs​
  • Adaptive model updating of digital twin

Contact us to find out more...

To find out more about VADIS get in touch with Joseph Griffin 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