The development of the project DIGIMAP, (“Sustainable manufacturing of large aeronautical parts with zero defects and low environmental impact through the development of DIGItal tools and intelligent machines that integrate knowledge MAPs of the Ultra Near Net Shape Processes.“The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacture of aeronautical components through the development of manufacturing processes that combine novel UNNS (Ultra Near Net Shape) and traditional machining processes for the finishing of these preforms.

UNNS technologies are those that allow geometries very close to the final functional geometry of the product to be obtained, so that only precision machining processes, with greater added value than roughing processes, are required to finish the part. Its use provides advantages such as a reduction in material and energy resources, greater flexibility in the design and manufacturing phase, lower investment and a reduction in time to market.

All these advantages lead to environmental benefits, increased productivity and reduced economic costs. And they are aligned with the goal of improving the efficiency and sustainability of the manufacturing process.

Among the UNNS technologies to be addressed in the DIGIMAP project are DED (Directed Energy Deposition) additive manufacturing technologies using WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing), and the generation of preforms by abrasive water jet milling AWJM (Abrasive Water Jet Milling).

For this project (EXP – 00160786 / PTAG-20231016), Sevilla Control has received a grant of 475,362 € as part of the 2023 call for aid from the Aeronautical Technology Programme (PTA), in the category of large companies, from the Centre for Technological Development and Innovation (CDTI), which depends on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.