Q5D Project – LiveWire

Q5D Project – LiveWire is a 2 year £1.7m project supported by Innovate UK as part of the ATI program.

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.

View the project and updates on the dedicated site here.

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.


Q5D’s robotic tools can take a complex shaped component such as an injection molded part, or composite panel and add wiring, printed electronics, terminations, surface mounted components or it can modify it with a 5-axis 3D printer.
Q5D Technologies Limited


M-Solv is a world leader in printed electronics and laser micro-machining and materials processing. They make and sell machine tools to solve problems across sectors including, thin-film solar, IC packaging, medical devices, and many others.
M-Solv Limited


OnePLM is one of the largest resellers of Siemens software worldwide. They provide Siemens software, technical consultancy and professional services. OnePLM have the expertise to be able to tailor Siemens software to suit the needs of manufacturing customers.
OnePLM Limited


One of the High Value Manufacturing CATAPULT centres. AMRC is focused primarily on the aerospace industry and partners with over 100 companies including Roll-Royce, BAE Systems, Boeing and Safran. They have considerable expertise in robotics, automation and digital manufacturing.
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)


Safran a high-tech industrial Group operating on all continents, Safran is a key player in the propulsion and aerospace equipment, space and defense sectors.
Safran Group S.A.

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