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Flexible RTM tool with automated distortion correction

Project description

Actively changing the mould shape will ensure finished components have the desired shapes

Resin transfer moulding (RTM) is a closed moulding process for producing high-quality fibre-reinforced plastic composites with two finished surfaces. Despite its wide utility, it faces challenges due to the geometric changes that can occur to parts when released from the forming tool – so-called spring-back changes. The EU-funded FLEX project is developing an innovative RTM tooling system with distortion compensation enabled by actively and automatically changing the mould shape. Advanced quality monitoring will ensure parts are suitable for demanding applications including European aircraft components.

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 188 750,00
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

LOIRETECH INGENIERIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 601 412,50
Address
9 Rue Du Moulin Casse Pole Industriel Jules Verne
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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 315 000,00
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS EE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 178 250,00
Address
Domokoy 15
153 44 Gerakas

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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
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 116 345,00
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Central Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00