The objectives of the TACOMA Project are to provide productivity benefits by offering an innovative new solution for the inspection of CFRP parts. This new solution will be aimed to reduce inspections time, allowing technicians to focus on higher value activities instead.
TACOMA will assist in the facilitation of lightweight CFRP parts into the automotive supply chain, with the associated lightweighting afforded by these parts saving on CO2 emissions while ensuring cost-effective parts inspection.
While this impact will be felt through the automotive sector, there are also potential benefits to be realised in other industries, ranging from aerospace to rail and sports to wind energy.
The project goals are in line with global aims to reduce emissions, aligning with the UK Government’s priorities to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050 and creating a pathway to build strategic partnerships between UK business and other global players in CFRP inspection.
In addition, the project will create jobs through the supply chain to create key components as UK business leads the world in the development, manufacture and use of systems for low carbon-enabling technologies and lightweighting systems.
This TACOMA Project will also work to establish regulations that allow for the uniform use of CFRP inspection standards, making the benefits of the project easy to access.