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.