As part of our mission, industrial research projects are a way of integrating the development of qualified human capital with the solution of inherent challenges in society. Seeking to integrate academia with industry, research and development projects are at the technological forefront, attributing competitiveness and innovation to the solutions developed. Our projects are summarized below divided by our competencies.

Executed Projects

Executed Projects

Automation

Development of a highly innovative process through automatic alignment with industrial robots using a program called cooperative movement, which is not common in Brazil.

Development of robotic systems and final effectors applied to industrial robots to perform the tasks necessary to manufacture aircraft wings.

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Implement a force amplification system and adapt this hardware to control an industrial robot fixed on a mobile platform to handle large tubes.

Due to the technological gap, the project aimed to investigate the proposal for a method of magnetic surface scanning through the Hall effect, without using component magnetization.

Development of tools for analyzing mechanical vehicle systems of gears and crankshafts. Gears: development of a gear test bench that allows research in the areas of torque capacity, noise and vibration level (NVH), torque efficiency and thermal behavior. Crankshafts: incorporate virtual design techniques into the current FCA processes to eliminate or reduce the need for prototypes, developing the concept of a fatigue test bench.

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Specialist spot welding inspection system based on artificial intelligence.

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

A snake-type robot can perform FOE and inspection operations in an automatic procedure with high process reliability and repeatability.

Automation

Development of a highly innovative process through automatic alignment with industrial robots using a program called cooperative movement, which is not common in Brazil.

Development of robotic systems and final effectors applied to industrial robots to perform the tasks necessary to manufacture aircraft wings.

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Implement a force amplification system and adapt this hardware to control an industrial robot fixed on a mobile platform to handle large tubes.

Due to the technological gap, the project aimed to investigate the proposal for a method of magnetic surface scanning through the Hall effect, without using component magnetization.

Development of tools for analyzing mechanical vehicle systems of gears and crankshafts. Gears: development of a gear test bench that allows research in the areas of torque capacity, noise and vibration level (NVH), torque efficiency and thermal behavior. Crankshafts: incorporate virtual design techniques into the current FCA processes to eliminate or reduce the need for prototypes, developing the concept of a fatigue test bench.

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Specialist spot welding inspection system based on artificial intelligence.

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

A snake-type robot can perform FOE and inspection operations in an automatic procedure with high process reliability and repeatability.

Digital Manufacturing

Development of robotic systems and final effectors applied to industrial robots to perform the tasks necessary to manufacture aircraft wings.

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

In order to optimize the roughing and finishing steps of the stamping dies and injection molds milling process in Tooling GMB, the objective is, through the optimization of machining processes both in programming, and by choosing appropriate cutting strategies and parameters , 20% reduction in manufacturing time for project study situations

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

A snake-type robot can perform FOE and inspection operations in an automatic procedure with high process reliability and repeatability.

Digital Manufacturing

Development of robotic systems and final effectors applied to industrial robots to perform the tasks necessary to manufacture aircraft wings.

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

In order to optimize the roughing and finishing steps of the stamping dies and injection molds milling process in Tooling GMB, the objective is, through the optimization of machining processes both in programming, and by choosing appropriate cutting strategies and parameters , 20% reduction in manufacturing time for project study situations

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

A snake-type robot can perform FOE and inspection operations in an automatic procedure with high process reliability and repeatability.

Manufacturing Processes

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Development of robotic systems and final effectors applied to industrial robots to perform the tasks necessary to manufacture aircraft wings.

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

Investigate the evolution of the microstructure and surface integrity of special steels with additions of niobium and titanium, along a manufacturing chain representative of the gear industry.

This feasibility study aimed to explore the challenges of applying additive manufacturing to repair gear teeth and the evolution to a robust design.

Develop a predictive model for RS in gears induced by the interaction between manufacturing processes. This oriented development of the production chain in search of a specific state of RS conceptualizes Design for Residual Stress (DRS).

The application of the “integrated product development” method to the design of the powertrain component manufacturing chain; The execution of the potential behavior map of the Gears of Powder Metallurgy (PM).

The objective of this subproject is to analyze the feasibility of developing a defect identification system in plates stamped by GMB.

In order to optimize the roughing and finishing steps of the stamping dies and injection molds milling process in Tooling GMB, the objective is, through the optimization of machining processes both in programming, and by choosing appropriate cutting strategies and parameters , 20% reduction in manufacturing time for project study situations

Gather information on failure modes at weld points, considering the previous processes undergone by the material to feed the simulation software.

The objective is to evaluate the results of using a polymeric material graft in the stamping of tools and dies.

Investigation of the machinability of new materials for valve guides with different surface treatment conditions.

Obtain an alternative specification for the friction surface of the components of the automotive transmission system, in order to minimize wear in operation.

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Specialist spot welding inspection system based on artificial intelligence.

Manufacturing Processes

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Development of robotic systems and final effectors applied to industrial robots to perform the tasks necessary to manufacture aircraft wings.

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

Investigate the evolution of the microstructure and surface integrity of special steels with additions of niobium and titanium, along a manufacturing chain representative of the gear industry.

This feasibility study aimed to explore the challenges of applying additive manufacturing to repair gear teeth and the evolution to a robust design.

Develop a predictive model for RS in gears induced by the interaction between manufacturing processes. This oriented development of the production chain in search of a specific state of RS conceptualizes Design for Residual Stress (DRS).

The application of the “integrated product development” method to the design of the powertrain component manufacturing chain; The execution of the potential behavior map of the Gears of Powder Metallurgy (PM).

The objective of this subproject is to analyze the feasibility of developing a defect identification system in plates stamped by GMB.

In order to optimize the roughing and finishing steps of the stamping dies and injection molds milling process in Tooling GMB, the objective is, through the optimization of machining processes both in programming, and by choosing appropriate cutting strategies and parameters , 20% reduction in manufacturing time for project study situations

Gather information on failure modes at weld points, considering the previous processes undergone by the material to feed the simulation software.

The objective is to evaluate the results of using a polymeric material graft in the stamping of tools and dies.

Investigation of the machinability of new materials for valve guides with different surface treatment conditions.

Obtain an alternative specification for the friction surface of the components of the automotive transmission system, in order to minimize wear in operation.

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Specialist spot welding inspection system based on artificial intelligence.

Structural Analysis

Development of a highly innovative process through automatic alignment with industrial robots using a program called cooperative movement, which is not common in Brazil.

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Implement a force amplification system and adapt this hardware to control an industrial robot fixed on a mobile platform to handle large tubes.

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

Development of a database to understand the interaction between surfaces and their connection with the finishing state, in order to optimize the screw connection used to close a planetary gearbox.

Development of tools for analyzing mechanical vehicle systems of gears and crankshafts. Gears: development of a gear test bench that allows research in the areas of torque capacity, noise and vibration level (NVH), torque efficiency and thermal behavior. Crankshafts: incorporate virtual design techniques into the current FCA processes to eliminate or reduce the need for prototypes, developing the concept of a fatigue test bench.

To investigate the effects of deep rolling parameters on the fatigue life of crankshafts. Aiming at a holistic understanding of the influence of the most relevant deep rolling parameters on the microstructure of the material and the generation of residual stresses.

Evaluation of the technical feasibility of developing a wind turbine with a horizontal axis rotor and vertical transmission. Through an innovative configuration, the repositioning of the nacelle that transports the main components to the base of the tower was investigated.

Gather information on failure modes at weld points, considering the previous processes undergone by the material to feed the simulation software.

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

Structural Analysis

Development of a highly innovative process through automatic alignment with industrial robots using a program called cooperative movement, which is not common in Brazil.

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Implement a force amplification system and adapt this hardware to control an industrial robot fixed on a mobile platform to handle large tubes.

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

Development of a database to understand the interaction between surfaces and their connection with the finishing state, in order to optimize the screw connection used to close a planetary gearbox.

Development of tools for analyzing mechanical vehicle systems of gears and crankshafts. Gears: development of a gear test bench that allows research in the areas of torque capacity, noise and vibration level (NVH), torque efficiency and thermal behavior. Crankshafts: incorporate virtual design techniques into the current FCA processes to eliminate or reduce the need for prototypes, developing the concept of a fatigue test bench.

To investigate the effects of deep rolling parameters on the fatigue life of crankshafts. Aiming at a holistic understanding of the influence of the most relevant deep rolling parameters on the microstructure of the material and the generation of residual stresses.

Evaluation of the technical feasibility of developing a wind turbine with a horizontal axis rotor and vertical transmission. Through an innovative configuration, the repositioning of the nacelle that transports the main components to the base of the tower was investigated.

Gather information on failure modes at weld points, considering the previous processes undergone by the material to feed the simulation software.

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

Metrology

Development of a highly innovative process through automatic alignment with industrial robots using a program called cooperative movement, which is not common in Brazil.

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Due to the technological gap, the project aimed to investigate the proposal for a method of magnetic surface scanning through the Hall effect, without using component magnetization.

Development of a database to understand the interaction between surfaces and their connection with the finishing state, in order to optimize the screw connection used to close a planetary gearbox.

Planning the revitalization and optimization of a bench to perform fatigue tests by rolling contact with the “ball-rod” concept

Gather information on failure modes at weld points, considering the previous processes undergone by the material to feed the simulation software.

The objective of this subproject is to analyze the feasibility of developing a defect identification system in plates stamped by GMB.

Obtain an alternative specification for the friction surface of the components of the automotive transmission system, in order to minimize wear in operation.

Specialist spot welding inspection system based on artificial intelligence.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

Um robô do tipo cobra pode executar as operações FOE e de inspeção em um procedimento automático com alta confiabilidade e repetibilidade do processo.

Metrology

Development of a highly innovative process through automatic alignment with industrial robots using a program called cooperative movement, which is not common in Brazil.

Development of an automatic process for robotic assembly of aircraft structures and a cooperative robotic system for drilling and inserting fasteners in aeronautical fuselages.

Due to the technological gap, the project aimed to investigate the proposal for a method of magnetic surface scanning through the Hall effect, without using component magnetization.

Development of a database to understand the interaction between surfaces and their connection with the finishing state, in order to optimize the screw connection used to close a planetary gearbox.

Planning the revitalization and optimization of a bench to perform fatigue tests by rolling contact with the “ball-rod” concept

Gather information on failure modes at weld points, considering the previous processes undergone by the material to feed the simulation software.

The objective of this subproject is to analyze the feasibility of developing a defect identification system in plates stamped by GMB.

Obtain an alternative specification for the friction surface of the components of the automotive transmission system, in order to minimize wear in operation.

Specialist spot welding inspection system based on artificial intelligence.

Development of two robotic devices mounted on anthropomorphic industrial robots operating in aeronautical fuselages to complement the tasks necessary for the automation of aircraft structural assembly.

A snake-type robot can perform FOE and inspection operations in an automatic procedure with high process reliability and repeatability.

Entrepreneurship

This feasibility study aimed to explore the challenges of applying additive manufacturing to repair gear teeth and the evolution to a robust design.

Evaluation of the technical feasibility of developing a wind turbine with a horizontal axis rotor and vertical transmission. Through an innovative configuration, the repositioning of the nacelle that transports the main components to the base of the tower was investigated.

The objective of this subproject is to analyze the feasibility of developing a defect identification system in plates stamped by GMB.

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

Entrepreneurship

This feasibility study aimed to explore the challenges of applying additive manufacturing to repair gear teeth and the evolution to a robust design.

Evaluation of the technical feasibility of developing a wind turbine with a horizontal axis rotor and vertical transmission. Through an innovative configuration, the repositioning of the nacelle that transports the main components to the base of the tower was investigated.

The objective of this subproject is to analyze the feasibility of developing a defect identification system in plates stamped by GMB.

Development of online monitoring tools to reduce manual interventions during the try-out phase of sheet forming dies.

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

AR/VR

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

AR/VR

Development of a flight simulator on a robotic platform that can provide significant know-how to develop other simulators (simpler, but highly reliable) for personal or educational use.

Gears

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

Investigate the evolution of the microstructure and surface integrity of special steels with additions of niobium and titanium, along a manufacturing chain representative of the gear industry.

Develop a predictive model for RS in gears induced by the interaction between manufacturing processes. This oriented development of the production chain in search of a specific state of RS conceptualizes Design for Residual Stress (DRS).

Identification of the fatigue behavior of gears subjected to an alternative powder metallurgy manufacturing chain, registering them using an S-n curve

This feasibility study aimed to explore the challenges of applying additive manufacturing to repair gear teeth and the evolution to a robust design.

To investigate the effects of deep rolling parameters on the fatigue life of crankshafts. Aiming at a holistic understanding of the influence of the most relevant deep rolling parameters on the microstructure of the material and the generation of residual stresses.

Evaluation of the technical feasibility of developing a wind turbine with a horizontal axis rotor and vertical transmission. Through an innovative configuration, the repositioning of the nacelle that transports the main components to the base of the tower was investigated.

Planning the revitalization and optimization of a bench to perform fatigue tests by rolling contact with the “ball-rod” concept

The application of the “integrated product development” method to the design of the powertrain component manufacturing chain; The execution of the potential behavior map of the Gears of Powder Metallurgy (PM).

Due to the technological gap, the project aimed to investigate the proposal for a method of magnetic surface scanning through the Hall effect, without using component magnetization.

Development of a database to understand the interaction between surfaces and their connection with the finishing state, in order to optimize the screw connection used to close a planetary gearbox.

Development of tools for analyzing mechanical vehicle systems of gears and crankshafts. Gears: development of a gear test bench that allows research in the areas of torque capacity, noise and vibration level (NVH), torque efficiency and thermal behavior. Crankshafts: incorporate virtual design techniques into the current FCA processes to eliminate or reduce the need for prototypes, developing the concept of a fatigue test bench.

Gears

Development of metal-polymer gears manufactured by additive manufacturing

Investigate the evolution of the microstructure and surface integrity of special steels with additions of niobium and titanium, along a manufacturing chain representative of the gear industry.

Develop a predictive model for RS in gears induced by the interaction between manufacturing processes. This oriented development of the production chain in search of a specific state of RS conceptualizes Design for Residual Stress (DRS).

Identification of the fatigue behavior of gears subjected to an alternative powder metallurgy manufacturing chain, registering them using an S-n curve

This feasibility study aimed to explore the challenges of applying additive manufacturing to repair gear teeth and the evolution to a robust design.

To investigate the effects of deep rolling parameters on the fatigue life of crankshafts. Aiming at a holistic understanding of the influence of the most relevant deep rolling parameters on the microstructure of the material and the generation of residual stresses.

Evaluation of the technical feasibility of developing a wind turbine with a horizontal axis rotor and vertical transmission. Through an innovative configuration, the repositioning of the nacelle that transports the main components to the base of the tower was investigated.

Planning the revitalization and optimization of a bench to perform fatigue tests by rolling contact with the “ball-rod” concept

The application of the “integrated product development” method to the design of the powertrain component manufacturing chain; The execution of the potential behavior map of the Gears of Powder Metallurgy (PM).

Due to the technological gap, the project aimed to investigate the proposal for a method of magnetic surface scanning through the Hall effect, without using component magnetization.

Development of a database to understand the interaction between surfaces and their connection with the finishing state, in order to optimize the screw connection used to close a planetary gearbox.

Development of tools for analyzing mechanical vehicle systems of gears and crankshafts. Gears: development of a gear test bench that allows research in the areas of torque capacity, noise and vibration level (NVH), torque efficiency and thermal behavior. Crankshafts: incorporate virtual design techniques into the current FCA processes to eliminate or reduce the need for prototypes, developing the concept of a fatigue test bench.