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Electron Beam Curing to Optimize Performances and to Reduce Costs of Composites for Transportation Equipment Industry


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In the realm of world competition in transportation equipment industry, lightweight materials are one of the keys to reinforce competitiveness of European industry.

One of the most promising routes is the use of the composite materials. However, a significant improvement is still necessary for their manufacturing method, to reduce their costs and to increase their applicability range.
A new and very promising alternative method of composite curing (the last operation in composite manufacturing, to polymerize its resin matrix) has been developed: electron beam curing. This method has been industrially implemented for space & defense applications. Cost savings and proper final material properties were evidenced.

This project will demonstrate the quality improvements and costs savings to be expected in trains, marine and aeronautic applications through an experimental and manufacturing demonstration programme.

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33165 Saint-médard-en-jalles

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