06 June 2017
06 June 2017
Chomarat is sponsoring a €4 million project dedicated to developing high performance multiaxial carbon fibre fabrics for aerospace and automotive applications.
In the NCF HP² project Chomarat, Solvay, Mécanium and the University of Nantes, France, will aim to develop a new generation of multiaxial carbon fibre fabrics, together with the associated textile processes for producing thermoset composite parts for the aerospace and automotive industries.
“We are embarking on a 42-month adventure with our partners," comments Chomarat Group R&T Director Philippe Sanial. "Our group sets great store by the cross-pollination that occurs in collaborative projects. That is an integral part of our innovation strategy. The solutions that are developed will provide answers in terms of mechanical properties, weight lowering, and cost-effectiveness, which are priority criteria in aerospace and automotive!”
Chomarat has also announced that it is the first textile producer to join the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, UK.
“Now that composites have demonstrated their technical performance, we must also demonstrate their technical and economic relevance," says Chomarat Group Managing Director, Michel Cognet. "Joining the AMRC gives us the opportunity to pass along our vision, and also to work with key players like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, and Airbus in developing the technologies of the future.”
Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.