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Fibre Reinforced thermoplAstics Manufacturing for stiffEned, complex, double curved Structures.

Project description

Innovative thermoplastic composites for next-generation fuselage

The fuselage of the next generation of Large Passenger Aircraft (LPA) is currently being assessed and could take advantage of thermoplastic composites (TPC). Besides their intrinsic properties benefits, TPC have the potential to fill the gap between current and forecasted production rates. However, TPC production faces significant challenges, in particular manufacturing complex geometries of high quality. As an alternative to thermosets, the EU-funded FRAMES project will explore a manufacturing approach for an integral thermoplastic rear-end fuselage with critical design features. The project will rely on an intelligent heating system, efficient manufacturing processes for stiffeners and a self-heated tool, introducing an innovative double-curved and thick skin co-consolidation process, with its entire stiffening structure in one shot.

Coordinator

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRIELLES AVANCEES
Net EU contribution
€ 113 728,75
Address
Allee Fauste D Elhuyar 90
64210 Bidart
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 113 728,75

Participants (3)

HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 124 734,75
Address
161 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road
CB4 0GQ 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
€ 124 734,75
XELIS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 187 968,00
Address
Planckstrasse 15
32052 Herford

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Herford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 187 968,00
CONCEPTION ET REALISATION D'OUTILLAGES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 441 830,00
Address
Parc D'activites Des Ecobuts - Chemin Des Halles 19
85300 Challans

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Vendée
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 441 830,00