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Multifunctional Materials Processability, MultiMaP

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Coordinator SAAB Aktiebolag - Saab Aerosystems
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 900 000
Project duration January 2011 - September 2013
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to find characterization tools to judge the processability of a new material (such as CNT (Carbon Nano Tube) reinforced prepreg). Both the work undertaken in the field producibility of CNT reinforced prepreg and the forming mechanisms of multi-stacked prepreg has resulted in research that were previously unknown and a more reliable method for predicting how well the new materials will behave during the manufacturing process.

Results and expected effects

As a result of this project, methods have been developed to evaluate the potential and the applicability of new prepreg composites at a very early stage. By early establish knowledge about specific manufacturing and material technical characteristics for a new material, the technical and economic risks could be reduced when such materials introduced into commercial components. The lead times for the introduction of a new material should be shortened as a result of the findings.

Approach and implementation

In the project´s initial phase, the focus shifted towards to verify and further develop methods to characterize the processability of impact modified composites methods have since partially applied to a CNT reinforced prepreg material during the project´s final phase. Efforts to fabricate and characterize the properties of a CNT reinforced composite material have also been carried out during the project.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2010-01257

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