Weight reduction / new materials

3R-COMP

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Project owner
  • Aerospace and Automotive Industries
Partners
  • SOFITEC COMPOSITES, SL, GONVARRI
Areas of Expertise
  • Simulation of materials manufacturing processes

Repairable, Reusable and Recyclable Thermosetting Composite Materials

In the automotive and aerospace sectors, the usual strategy is to replace metallic materials with composite (thermosetting) materials. Despite their high mechanical performance, however, these materials cannot be reprocessed after hardening.

This collaborative project aims to develop a new generation of high-performance thermosetting composite materials (3R-COMP) that can be reprocessed, repaired and recycled, along with the associated manufacturing processes (RTM, Thermoforming).

SEGULA Technologies has been working on the simulation of products and their manufacturing processes using finite element method calculations. The main innovation of the 3R-COMP project is the replacement of components currently manufactured using conventional (aerospace) and metal (automotive) composites by 3R-COMP components.

 

Project profit
These “3R components” bring several benefits: they can be repaired using heat and pressure, reused thanks to compression technologies, and recycled.
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