Objective is development of technologies that allow for a cost-effective design & manufacturing process for 3D braided high-performance complex-shaped composites. The results will allow mass production of composite products for multi-sectoral applications (a/o road, air, water), and enables society to take full advantage of the superior performance of these composites (lightweight, environment friendly, fuel-efficient transport & construction). Starting point is integration of the entire composite manufacturing chain, involving end-users & technology developers. Starting from end-user requirements a fully automated new production process is developed based on CAB integration and high-speed bobbin&yarn movements. Advanced QC sensors are developed to control product & production quality. Subsequently, focus is on machine optimisation and textile product impregnation & testing . The design and manufacturing process is integrated and techno-economically evaluated.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
561 66 Techonin
941 26 Piteaa
2585 GE Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)