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Enhanced Mould for Thermoplastic Fuselage in and out of Autoclave Consolidation

Project description

Getting the skinny on thermoplastics

Thermoplastics are an important type of plastics. Unlike thermoset plastics that are 'cured' (cross-linked) to set in their hardened form, thermoplastics shape easily under sufficient heat and simply harden and maintain those shapes - at speeds much faster than thermosets can cure - when cooled. They are used in a myriad of applications from non-stick coatings to packaging materials to containers and pipes. Reinforced thermoplastics are set to become a significant part of the aerospace raw materials market. The fuselage skin is a relatively thin outer surface that covers the fuselage and carries cabin tension and shear loads. The EU-funded EMOTION project is developing the mould technology that will be required for mass production of high-performance, low-cost thermoplastic fuselage skins.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 206 250

Participants (2)

OSTSEESTAAL GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 794 994,72
Address
An Der Werft 17
18439 Stralsund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALPEX TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 417 812,50
Address
Gewerbepark
6068 Mils
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)