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Development and Innovation for Advanced Manufacturing of Thermoplastics (DINAMIT)

Development and Innovation for Advanced Manufacturing of Thermoplastics (DINAMIT)

Objective

Today the High Performance thermoplastic composite parts are mainly used in aeronautical structures. Compared to thermoset resin systems, they have many advantages like impact behaviour, fire resistance, low moisture absorption, welding capabilities. Nevertheless, the material costs, and the global production costs remain generally high compared to thermoset composite technologies. They are furthermore generally restricted to simple geometry parts and limited dimensions, due to the current technological limitations.

The main objectives of the project are therefore to develop new thermoplastic processes for cost effective manufacture of high performance composite aeronautical parts. Different approaches will thus be investigated during this 3 year project:
* Elaboration of a new cost effective Material and Characterisation of new generation of thermoplastic resin and resin Fibre systems dedicated to enhanced thermoplastic processes.
* Development of new Thermoplastics forming-consolidation processes.
* Development of new welding processes for thermoplastic composite parts assembly.

Special attention will be paid to the cost effectiveness of the new materials, methods and tools resulting from the project. Specific metrics will be worked out and checked, using a dedicated tool, to evaluate the results and provide recommendations to turn them into cost beneficial applications.

Coordinator

GIE EADS CCR

Address

Boulevard De Montmorency 37
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Patrice LEFEBURE (Mr)

Participants (13)

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AIRBUS FRANCE SAS

France

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

AIRBUS ESPANA SL

Spain

AIRBUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN AUTOMOCION

Spain

UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH

Germany

ADVANCED COMPOSITES AND MACHINES GMBH

Germany

ABHAIR CUMAISC TEO

Ireland

INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH

Germany

EADS FRANCE

France

DASSAULT AVIATION S.A

France

EUROCOPTER S.A.S

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502831

  • Start date

    1 February 2004

  • End date

    30 April 2007

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 546 328

  • EU contribution

    € 2 026 492

Coordinated by:

GIE EADS CCR

France