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One-shot Manufacturing on large scale of 3D up graded panels and stiffeners for lightweight thermoplastic textile composite structures

Objective

The MAPICC 3D project and concept aims at developing manufacturing system for 3D shaped, multilayered products based on flexible materials. The ultimate goals are:

> The development of integrated and automated process chain able to produce from hybrid thermoplastic yarn to 3D complex shaped thermoplastic composite structure in single step thermoplastic consolidation process.

> The development of flexible industrial tools, able to produce customized final composites: possibility to reinforce the preform by coating, weaving multilayers, by injection of foam, by introduction of sensors (control quality of preform during the production or monitor the integrity of composite during use)

> The development of modelling tool in order to help understanding of the mechanisms involved in the new technologies and to prototype virtually 3D preform, predictive tools to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of final 3D preform and final composites structure and at the last step reverse engineering.

The speed of production and the cost of manufacturing the 3D preform will be in accordance with the transport, building and energy thanks to:
• The use of raw materials at low cost based on thermoplastic polymer, or regenerated fibres,
• A decrease of production time. The polluting, labour-intensive and expensive steps of cutting, forming and joining, of current composites production could be avoiding.
• A dynamic quality control during the production to improve the process robustness,
• A decrease of quantity of wastes in comparison to current 2D preform based composite structures manufacturing.

The consortium allows integrating the entire process chain and involves the industrial stakeholders from machine tools, automation and modelling processing of flexible materials, yarn and textiles, composites and end users for transport: industry insures the leadership of the project.
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Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE ARTS INDUSTRIES TEXTILES

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2 Allee Louise Et Victor Champier
59056 Roubaix

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 119 209

Administrative Contact

Eric Boudon (Mr.)

Participants (20)

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COEXPAIR SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 307 000

MECACORP

France

EU Contribution

€ 147 000

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 300 051

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 702 618

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 630 027

ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 382 453

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU TEKSTILNO-TEHNOLOSKI FAKULTET SVEUC

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 268 700

DYLCO SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 7 724

STEIGER PARTICIPATIONS SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 236 748

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 186 840

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 226 800

REDEN B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 283 400

LATVIJAS FINIERIS A/S

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 152 400

FERLAM TECHNOLOGIES SAS

France

TEN CATE SYSTEMS BV

Netherlands

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 354 358

ASSOCIATION REGIONALE DE L'INDUSTRIE AUTOMOBILE

France

EU Contribution

€ 4 739

ESI GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 250 933

TenCate Advanced Composites BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

P-D GLASSEIDE GMBH OSCHATZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 263159

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 013 875,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 800 000

Coordinated by:

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE ARTS INDUSTRIES TEXTILES

France