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Enhanced Mould for Thermoplastic Fuselage in and out of Autoclave Consolidation

EMOTION

Enhanced Mould for Thermoplastic Fuselage in and out of Autoclave Consolidation

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Objectives: 

This project aims to develop our innovative mould for efficient high-volume production of thermoplastic fuselage skin. Within the work of this project, first a process and mould will be developed for in autoclave consolidation, including automated layup, assembly, and transport.

Second a mould usable for out of autoclave consolidation e.g. in situ consolidation with enhanced functionality for heating and cooling will be developed. Consolidation of thermoplastics at process temperatures of 400°C new challenges, such as large thermal expansion, temperature stability of sealings and cables. However, it offers opportunities to reduce significantly the cycle time and energy consumption, thereby improving the competitiveness.

To overcome these challenges the consortium proposes to manufacture two moulds, one for in autoclave consolidation with limited functionality due to the high environment temperature and an enhanced mould for out of autoclave consolidation. A new temperature profile for the consolidation process is also proposed to be developed.

For out of autoclave consolidation adequate surface structures will be investigated.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Address: 
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€206,250
Partner Organisations: 

Alpex Technologies Gmbh

Address: 
Gewerbepark
6068 Mils
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€417,813

Ostseestaal Gmbh & Co Kg

Address: 
AN DER WERFT 17
18439 STRALSUND
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€794,995
Technologies: 
Development phase: