21 February 2017
21 February 2017
CT Ingenieros and the technology centre Eurecat are working together on a research and development project, Pultrubeam, for the pultrusion of composite materials, which intends to improve pultrusion technology so that it can manufacture in a continuous way and out of autoclave.
The project explains that reducing the processes in autoclave will make a 180º turn in these types of processes. These processes deal with the increasing automation, reducing the intermediate steps and the costs associated. The project attempts to increase the usage of composite materials (carbon fibre or glass fibre) in aeronautical, rail or automotive structures (in this case, especially in electric vehicles).
According to Titania, it will be in charge of the integration of the autoclave in its R&D centre in composites manufacturing, and the production of the elements manufactured by protrusion in the demonstrator with prepreg material, and the characterisation of the process and of the materials used. CT Ingenieros will provide its knowledge in aeronautical structural design, definition and control of manufacturing processes and design during the pultrusion process. Eurecat (member of TECNIO) provides leading technology and research in composite materials. The project will be carried out in Andalusia.
The general secretary of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Spain, has valued the scientific and technological quality of the Pultrubeam project and has provided financial support to the 2016 program for the Innterconecta European Union program ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
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