20 June 2017
20 June 2017
The SMARTCOMP project led by AITEX will focus on the development of smart textile structures, often called textronic elements, with applications in the development of multifunctional heat stable composites.
In recent years, R&D efforts in the field of textiles for composites have been centred on the development of low cost, high performance textile structures, AITEX reports. The use of smart textiles offers numerous possibilities for innovation with respect to ground breaking multifunctional properties in the field of composite materials. The challenges facing this R&D project reside in the creation of smart textiles which can be successfully integrated into a multi-layer structure of a composite material, which has been consolidated either with resin or by a laminating process. This means that the textile must be able to withstand fairly high temperatures, in addition to being compatible with other composite manufacturing processes and heat-stable resins normally used in the field.
The principal technical objectives to be met within the framework of SMARTCOMP include:
The SMARTCOMP solutions developed during the project are expected to have interesting applications in the decoration, interior design, home, and creative industries and other markets.
At the 2019 JEC Composites show, 12-14 March 2019 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, CGTech will demonstrate how advanced programming strategies and simulation can lead to better composite parts.
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Negri Bossi will be present at MECSPE, first Italian event of the year 2019 that will take place in Parma, Italy from 28-30 March; the attendance at this event is testament that the society continues to take an interest in the domestic market.