Wiring in aircraft, cars and many consumer electrical goods is done by hand. It is an expensive and laborious process that is prone to errors that can cause failures and sometimes even fires. The LiveWire project will automate the manufacture of airline seating components and control systems by embedding wiring into the structures which make up these parts. This will reduce cost and make lighter, higher-quality components. The technology will provide new employment opportunities in the UK and on-shore jobs lost to the far-east.
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This project combines the knowledge and capabilities the worlds largest aerospace companies, the most powerful and advanced CAD/CAM software systems and bleeding-edge innovations in printed electronics and motion systems.