In particular, two technologies will be developed: microwave-based pultrusion and RTM processes for long fibre thermoplastic composites, and laser bonding to allow addition of metal inserts in composite parts. Using these technologies three demonstrators will be manufactured: the cabin pillar for a Mercedes Benz truck, the roof cover of a train manufactured by Stadler, and the skin of a car door manufactured by Gestamp. During the first stage of the project, work will focus on the definition of the materials’ requirements and on the manufacturing system for the three demonstrators, as well as on the selection and adaptation of materials. The project, which lasts 42 months, involves 13 partners from seven countries and has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. For more info: http://www.aimplas.net.
European Alliance for SMC/BMC launches the third edition of the international competition for students and young designers this year dedicated to Sustainable Living. The competition wants to promote design excellence in using SMC and BMC advanced materials. Pre-registration closes on July 1st, 2021….
Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed an excellent parameter set for 3D printing graphene-based structures with optimized conductive qualities. Using these parameters as a guide, the scientists produced a material with enhanced strength and conductivity, ideal for use within military applications….
eTa Blades progetta, sviluppa e produce pale eoliche innovative per turbine di nuove installazioni e propone e supporta programmi di Re-blading per parchi eolici già in esercizio per le esigenze della generazione eolica moderna. Lavora alla creazione di nuovi profili alari, utilizzando tecnologie e materiali innovativi al fine di migliorare complessivamente l’efficienza degli impianti eolici….
Three railway stations placed on the Naples-Formia railway line are reborn for the second time thanks to the PBO fiber reinforcement systems based on FRCM composite materials. The works involved the restoration of the structural functionality and the improvement of the seismic behavior, thanks to a solution with great application versatility….
Archer and Fiat Chrysler announced the agreement for the production of electric aircraft. This partnership will probably allow the start-up to low purchasing costs and to accelerate the launch of an electric flying car….