Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH finalized the processing guidelines for the thermoforming process. It is now possible to manufacture void-free 3R-FRPC parts by 3R-thermoforming.
An optimization of the 3R-resin by CIDETEC, a detailed thermoforming process development by IVW and a comprehensive process simulation of thermoforming by Altair allow upscaling to industrial scale. The gained knowledge, optimized 3R-FRPC and developed 3R-thermoforming allow the manufacturing of high-performance aeronautic demonstrator parts.
A mechanical characterization performed by Eurecat shows that the specific properties of the 3R-FRPC meet the requirements of aviation.