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Research of Innovative and Breakthrough Additive Manufactured leading-edge concept

Project description

Novel additive manufacturing and joint approaches for large curved aircraft structures

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are in continuous development for many applications in the aerospace sector. New research in materials spurs acceleration in the development of manufacturing technologies that can harness them. The EU-funded RIB-AM project is developing novel AM technologies and joints processes applicable to large parts belonging to aircrafts primary structures with high curvature, such as leading edges. Approaches include automatic fibre placement using thermoplastic resins, AM with short fibre-reinforced thermoplastics and new joining processes based on inductive welding and metal to composites bonding.

Coordinator

FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Net EU contribution
€ 268 411,22
Address
Calle Wilbur Y Orville Wright Num 17, Parque Aerop
41039 La Rinconada Sevilla
Spain

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 268 411,22

Participants (3)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 61 482,65
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 61 482,65
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 139 500,25
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 139 500,25
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 100 562,50
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 100 562,50