Fabrication Automation for Steel Lattice Trusses (FASTtruss)
Robotics manufacturing to automate the design and manufacture of steel lattice trusses.
For decades, the manufacture of steel trusses used in construction has involved extensive manual labour which is time-consuming and rarely cost-effective. Tata Steel UK is working with Bryden Wood and AMRC to produce a robotically-welded demonstrator called FASTtruss - Fabrication Automation for Steel Lattice Trusses - that can automate the design and manufacture of steel lattice trusses. When scaled, it will transform the way superstructures like warehouses, industrial buildings and other long-span structures are constructed.
Innovation type: Digital, Kit of parts, Manufacturing, Offsite
Organisation type: Innovative SME, Manufacturer, Research centre