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FIBREFORM Report Summary

Project ID: G1ST-CT-2000-50015
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: United Kingdom

Three-axis Cartesian manipulator supporting a fibre deposition head

The project has developed a 3D manipulator coupled with a combined roving and binder dispenser. This allows the placement of a randomly orientated continuous fibre preform onto a tool surface. The preform is formed with continuous glass roving held together with a binder. The system has been tried with 2D and 3D shapes and the resulting preforms moulded using an RTM process. The trials proved successful in terms of the permeability and were visually comparable to a moulding manufactured using the Unifilo benchmark material.

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PLASTECH THERMOSET TECTONICS
Delaware Road Unit 1
PL18 9AR Gunnislake
United Kingdom
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