Manufacturing of the lining panel using hybrid technologies; Additive manufacturing, injection moulding and thermoforming
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MAYA project main objective is to develop innovative manufacturing routes integrating standard thermoplastic processes (injection moulding and thermoforming) and additive manufacturing to realize lining panels of fuselage to reduce weight, optimize costs and enhance the part performances.
Those panels are structural components of the fuselage and are usually produced using fiber-glass reinforced sheet with epoxy resin with low productivity due to the thermoset curing necessary for the epoxy resin. These panels present an unbalanced Life Cycle Analysis and substitution materials and processes are welcome.
Composite thermoplastic materials provide an interesting alternative to thermoset composite materials. They are thus adequate candidates against the current issues of relief and sustainable development especially in the field of transportation, energy, and construction. In this way they fit within the objectives of Eco-Design Integrated Technology Demonstrator of Clean Sky 2. The topic intends to contribute to the definition of a new lining panel generation manufactured in composite thermoplastic solution combined with composite additive manufacturing (AM) leading to an alternative lightweight solution instead of classical thermoset composite parts.
Project Budget: 876.728,75 €
LEITAT Budget: 276.430 €
Financial Framework: Horizon 2020
Contract number: 831989
Start Date: 01/03/2019
End Date: 31/02/2021
This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 831989. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.