Periodic Reporting for period 1 - 3D-Roving Deposition (Directed and three-dimensional placement of continuous fibres with the direction of forces enabling asignificant reduction of costs and weight in carbon fibre components)
Reporting period: 2017-09-01 to 2018-02-28
KEIM has developed a prototype for the three-dimensional placement of fibres in the direction of the force for the creation of the preform that is then finalised by using the hot-RTM process. The prototype is based on a robot that uses previously determined measurement data to perfectly place the fibres with regards to material usage, weight and stiffness, creating a three-dimensional preform with perfect properties. This preform is then introduced into the hot-RTM process in order to create highly stressed structural components. The functionality has already been tested thoroughly and demonstrated in an industrial environment. In addition, the process has been patented, securing the freedom to operate. In the feasibility study, the economic and technical validation of prototype and business planned will be performed, verifying the best-suited applications and key markets for the initial market introduction of this very innovative process.