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Wheel Lightweight Manufacturing Process

Project description

Carbon fibre wheel prototypes

Resin transfer moulding is a low-pressure moulding process, where a mixed resin and a catalyst are injected into a closed mould containing a fibre pack or preform. The EU-funded project WELTMAP is utilising the process to develop a lightweight carbon-fibre wheel for aircrafts. Project activities include development of the resin transfer moulding machine, collection of lifecycle inventory data, selection of the fibre lay-up process, and manufacturing and testing of the composite wheel prototype. The end result will be a composite wheel that is significantly lighter than state-of-the-art aluminium wheels.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP08-2018-01
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Coordinator

SERVICIOS DE TECNOLOGIA INGENIERIAE INFORMATICA SL
Address
Rita Levi Montalcini 14
28906 Getafe Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 211 750

Participants (1)

COMPOSITES ARAGON SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 238 175
Address
Ctra Cogullada 20 Nave 12 Parque Tecnologico Cogullada
50014 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)