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A disruptive machine to enable mass production of composite parts

Project description

Composites embrace mass production

Composite materials have been widely adopted across varied industry sectors. A major reason is that they are extremely lightweight. This is great for aerospace and automotive manufacturers looking to boost their fuel efficiency. However, current manufacturing methods need to be scaled to make composite parts part of regular production. AEON-T, a spinoff of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, was one of the ten finalists in the JEC World completion who showcased innovative composite projects. Now with EU funding of the SIRA project, the company is introducing its SIRA machine in the manufacturing line of the leading composite producer company Voith Composites. The machine is paving the way for mass production of composites for automotive and aerospace applications.

Objective

Composite materials have the potential of simplifying aerospace & automotive structures. For example, a metallic car body out of 200 parts can be reduced to only 10 composite elements. This leads to large investment & process costs reductions, boosting the competitiveness of these industries while providing them exceptional lightweight to improve fuel economy and to enhance the electric vehicle market by increasing their range. However, state of art manufacturing technologies are not suitable for a full scale industrialization. AEON-T´s machine, SIRA, is the key to make this possible. AEON-T is a spinoff of Technical University of Madrid (UPM), the result of more than 5 years of technology development focused on solving the problem of industrial production of composite parts. With a highly skilled team, the resources of UPM and other leading research institutions in Madrid such as Carlos III University and Institute IMDEA Materials, AEON-T has managed to be among the 10 finalists out of more than 120 companies worldwide in the leading international startup competition at the JEC World 19 Composites Show. The company is currently opening the automotive market, performing concept tests with Voith Composites, a leading company in this industry, with the goal of introducing SIRA machine in the manufacturing line of said company in München, Germany, and other future customers that AEON-T is currently reaching.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

AEON-T COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
AVDA GREGORIO PECES BARBA 1
28919 LEGANES
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00