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RESEARCH ON EFFICIENT INTEGRATED SYSTEMS FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF COMPLEX PARTS BASED ON UNIDIRECTIONAL TAPES FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE AND AERONAUTICAL

Objective

More and more industrial sectors are demanding high performance composite materials to face new challenges demanded by the transport sector. Carbon and glass fibre unidirectional continuous tape reinforced composites are one of the most promising options. It would be reasonable to expect that the manufacturing methods to obtain composite parts made of this hybrid material will be capable to tailor-made and optimize even more the advantageous properties given by the tapes nature. However, at the moment, these technologies are not mature enough for a full industrial implementation. Main existing barriers are related to the high consumption of resources, lower rates of automation, high production of defective and the subsequent growth of the manufacturing costs.
FORTAPE aims to solve these drawbacks through the development of an efficient and optimized integrated system for the manufacturing of complex parts based on unidirectional fibre tapes for its application in the automotive and aeronautical industry, with the minimum use of materials and energy.
To achieve this objective, three main routes for fibre impregnation will be researched to manufacture the unidirectional carbon and glass fibre tapes: novel heating up technologies, melted supercritical fluid-aided thermoplastic polymers and fluidized bed of powders. Novel combination of process-machine approaches will be applied in overmoulding and in-situ consolidation to manufacture the composite parts for the targeted sectors. Novel mathematical modelling and computational simulation concepts will be developed to support the structural optimization and the failure prevention and new instrumentation strategies for process control will be implemented for the selection of the best process.
The FORTAPE consortium, led by CTAG, gathers 10 partners from 5 different European countries, and covers the whole value chain needed to develop new composite technologies with efficient use of materials and energy.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2014

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Net EU contribution
€ 822 032,88
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Spain

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Galicia Pontevedra
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

CENTRE TECHNOLOGIQUE NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE COMPOSITES & MATERIAUX AVANCES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 751 932,95
Address
Batiment Cheminnov Enscbp Av Pey Berland 16
33600 Pessac

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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
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 736 750,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 597 818,75
Address
1 Mail Des 20000 Lieues
44340 Bouguenais

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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
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 372 189,38
Address
Avenida De Aragon 404
28022 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GRUPO ANTOLIN-INGENIERIA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 477 062,50
Address
Carretera Madrid Irun Km 244 8
09007 Burgos

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Castilla y León Burgos
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 380 442,50
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MATEX VARESE Srl
Italy
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€ 198 712,50
Address
Via Cavour 39
21100 Varese

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

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 482 593,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO BADAWCZO-PRODUKCYJNE OPTEL SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 210 468,75
Address
Jerzego Kowalskiego 5
52-428 Wroclaw

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00