Research and Development

 

Introduction

ÉireComposites is involved in serial production, prototyping and R&D in thermoplastic composite (TPC) components for the aerospace, transport, wind energy and marine industries, using both press-moulding and autoclave facilities.

Welding

As part of the Ybridio and Innova projects, ÉireComposites has performed research on welding of composites which offers the capacity for reduced cost and increased automation. ÉireComposites is manufacturing a 1.5m diameter cylinder using ATP for the European Space Agency as part of the Future Launchers Preparatory Programme.

ATP

Automated Tape Placement (ATP) has become a mainstream processing technique used to manufacture large thermoset carbon-fiber components. ÉireComposites has developed specialised heated tooling to allow the use of ATP for thermoplastic composites. ATP of thermoplastics involves the automated deposition of thermoplastic composite tape onto a tool surface while consolidating the tape in-situ via the application of heat and pressure.  

ÉireComposites is manufacturing a 1.5m diameter cylinder using ATP for the European Space Agency as part of the Future Launchers Preparatory Programme.

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Research Projects

Horizon 2020 Projects

 

ESA Projects

 

Marine Projects

Sport Projects

Automotive Projects