Composite manufacturing,
right first time

FLASH-COMP is an EU-funded project developing a fast and reliable quality control solution that uses artificial intelligence to help identify and remove defects during composite manufacturing processes. This zero-defect manufacturing approach will help reduce waste by more than 30% and help Europe’s planned transition towards climate neutrality

Reducing manufacturing

The reduction of manufacturing waste is a key part of Europe’s planned transition towards climate neutrality. FLASH-COMP is developing a fast and reliable quality control solution capable of identifying defects during the composite production process and determining in-situ corrective actions that can be implemented. This will help the push towards a zero-defects composite manufacturing process, significantly reducing the generation of waste.

Our approach

FLASH-COMP is developing a decision support system based on a smart defect severity estimation tool that can identify defectiveness at an early stage by means of novel inspection and monitoring devices. This strategy will allow corrective actions to be adopted and consequently optimise the manufacturing process towards zero-defects and reducing the generation of waste.

Testing out the FLASH-COMP solutions

The industrial feasibility of the FLASH-COMP solutions will be demonstrated and validated in two industrially relevant environments, representing different industrial sectors and covering different materials, part sizes, and monitoring and inspection challenges. An overall performance assessment will be carried out for each use-case to validate the greening capacity of FLASH-COMP solutions when implemented in industrial setups.


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FLASH-COMP is part
of the 4ZDM cluster