The purpose of the FANTOM project is to render inspection operations for carbon composite parts more flexible by automating them in an agile manner. It is also intended to facilitate analysis and enhance the digital continuity of the product.


Inspection operations are widely considered as creating bottlenecks as the flow of manufacturing of composite parts for aircraft structures increases. Manufacturers are constantly seeking to reduce inspection costs by focusing in particular on automating such operations.


However, control procedures are often specific to one type of part and inspecting complex geometries poses difficulties. Meeting this need may entail heavy investment costs for manufacturers which are hard to justify in the case of low-speed production processes or processes requiring multiple qualified operators.