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ENMat international projects: FP7 NMP large collaborative project: 3D-LightTrans

Els Van der Burght UGent and Paul Kiekens UGent (2012) p.3-3
abstract
Large scale manufacturing technology for high-performance lightweight 3D multifunctional composites The goal of the 3D-LightTrans project is to provide groundbreaking, highly flexible, efficient and adaptable low-cost technologies for the manufacturing of integral large scale 3D textile reinforced plastic composites, including innovative approaches for the individual processes and its integration in complete manufacturing chains, which will enable to shift them from its current position in cost intensive, small series niche markets, to broadly extended mass product applications, not only in transportation, but also in other key sectors, like health and leisure. To fulfil this goal, the 3DLightTrans manufacturing chains will be based on multimaterial semifinished fabrics, processed to deep draped prefixed multilayered and multifunctional 3D -textile preforms, which will be processed into composites by a thermoforming process. By integrating these new, innovative process steps with full automation in -nowadays mostly manually performed- complex handling operations, it will be possible to obtain a fully automated and highly adaptable manufacturing chain to achieve integral large scale 3D composites. 3D-LightTrans will open the way to a totally new concept for the design, manufacturing and application of composites for low-cost mass products in a wide range of sectors. The Consortium brings together multidisciplinary research teams involving European leading companies, including industrial stakeholders from machine tools and machine automation and several OEM active in the field of processing of flexible materials and composite manufacturing, as well as from the application sector, and extensive expertise from well known research specialists in the area of materials, production research and technical textiles in particular. Start date : 01/04/2011 Project duration : 4 years More information: Dr. Erich Kny Austrian Institute of Technology, Erich.Kny@ait.ac.at URL: http://www.3d-lighttrans.com/
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3
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3 - 3
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ENMAT
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41F04510W
language
English
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2065789
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2065789
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http://www.enmat.eu/
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2012-03-14 09:44:43
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2012-03-29 15:15:59
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  abstract     = {Large scale manufacturing technology for high-performance lightweight 3D multifunctional composites The goal of the 3D-LightTrans project is to provide groundbreaking, highly flexible, efficient and adaptable low-cost technologies for the manufacturing of integral large scale 3D textile reinforced plastic composites, including innovative approaches for the individual processes and its integration in complete manufacturing chains, which will enable to shift them from its current position in cost intensive, small series niche markets, to broadly extended mass product applications, not only in transportation, but also in other key sectors, like health and leisure. To fulfil this goal, the 3DLightTrans manufacturing chains will be based on multimaterial semifinished fabrics, processed to deep draped prefixed multilayered and multifunctional 3D -textile preforms, which will be processed into composites by a thermoforming process. By integrating these new, innovative process steps with full automation in -nowadays mostly manually performed- complex handling operations, it will be possible to obtain a fully automated and highly adaptable manufacturing chain to achieve integral large scale 3D composites. 3D-LightTrans will open the way to a totally new concept for the design, manufacturing and application of composites for low-cost mass products in a wide range of sectors. The Consortium brings together multidisciplinary research teams involving European leading companies, including industrial stakeholders from machine tools and machine automation and several OEM active in the field of processing of flexible materials and composite manufacturing, as well as from the application sector, and extensive expertise from well known research specialists in the area  of materials, production research and technical textiles in particular. Start date : 01/04/2011 Project duration : 4 years More information: Dr. Erich Kny Austrian Institute of Technology, Erich.Kny@ait.ac.at URL: http://www.3d-lighttrans.com/},
  author       = {Van der Burght, Els and Kiekens, Paul},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {3--3},
  publisher    = {ENMAT},
  title        = {ENMat international projects: FP7 NMP large collaborative project: 3D-LightTrans},
  url          = {http://www.enmat.eu/},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Van der Burght, Els, and Paul Kiekens. 2012. “ENMat International Projects: FP7 NMP Large Collaborative Project: 3D-LightTrans”. ENMAT.
APA
Van der Burght, E., & Kiekens, P. (2012). ENMat international projects: FP7 NMP large collaborative project: 3D-LightTrans. ENMAT.
Vancouver
1.
Van der Burght E, Kiekens P. ENMat international projects: FP7 NMP large collaborative project: 3D-LightTrans. ENMAT; 2012. p. 3–3.
MLA
Van der Burght, Els, and Paul Kiekens. “ENMat International Projects: FP7 NMP Large Collaborative Project: 3D-LightTrans.” 2012 : 3–3. Print.