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2016-09-19
INDUSTRIALIZED MANUFACTURING OF CFRP REINFORCEMENT PROFILES

The current method of manufacturing composite structures, especially in aviation, is characterized by a variety of manual and semi-automated production processes. In order to satisfy the demand for an increased production rate in a manner that conserves resources and is cost-effective, while also taking into account a wide range of variants, novel automated technologies for the production of frames have been developed during the KOLIPRI project. INDUSTRIALIZED MANUFACTURING OF CFRP REINFORCEMENT PROFILES

2016-07-29
Alternatives to balsa wood in wind turbine blades

Sandwich structures made using balsa wood have been used in composite structures worldwide for more than 40 years. The aim of a core is to distribute stress and loads from one skin across the thickness to the other. Compared to laminates with balsa, sandwich structures with SAERfoam generally show superior performance with a reduced weight. Alternatives to balsa wood in wind turbine blades

2016-07-26
Fire retardant fiber-reinforced components according to DIN SPEC 91326

Using examples, DIN SPEC 91326 describes various FRP structures with tested fire-protection properties according to DIN EN 45545 and known mechanical properties. Fire retardant fiber-reinforced components according to DIN SPEC 91326

2016-07-26
Large-scale preforming – innovative approach in the production of rotor blades

In order to meet the demand for shorter cycle times and higher quality demands of the growing fiber-plastic composite parts (FRP), the Institut für integrierte Produktentwicklung (BIK) of the University of Bremen, the producer of non-crimp fabrics, the SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG and the rotor blade manufacturer AREVA Blades GmbH developed new manufacturing technologies and automation-enabled materials.
Large-scale preforming – innovative approach in the production of rotor blades