24 January 2012
24 January 2012
The House of Composites (HOC), DTU Wind Energy, and Ph.D. Morten Rask has been granted 1.6 million Danish kroner (approximately 210.000€) by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation to form a 3 year industrial postdoc project entitled Mass production method for high quality composite material lightweight components.
According to HOC the two project partners will also make a combined contribution of 210.000 € to the project. They say the project is based on a HOC patent application and the aim is to be able to produce carbon fibre parts in prepreg quality at a tool cycle time of 5 minutes by an automated autoclave-like manufacturing process. Biodegradable solutions are also expected to be achievable.
Car manufactures will be invited to join the project for demonstration cases of first a low volume manual version directed towards sports and exclusive cars and then an automated high volume version for a mass producing car manufacturer.
The project is expected to start in April 2012.
The sister ship of the renowned passenger ferry Vision of the Fjords takes sustainability one step further. A catamaran constructed from carbon fibre composite that runs entirely on batteries, Future of the Fjords will offer sightseeing with a minimum of environmental impact.
The £50 million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion near Sheffield, UK, was inaugurated on 16 January.
Scott Bader is exhibiting its Crestabond structural adhesives at the Automotive Lightweight Technologies Expo in Tokyo, Japan, on 17-19 January 2018.