|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 5 000 000|
|Project duration||September 2016 - August 2019|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project has been to develop a new weaving technology for continuous production of a new material with fiber oriented at +/- 45 degree angles. The goal is for the material to achieve 20% weight and 35% cost savings, which enables growth in volume markets for carbon fiber composite products. The goal for the project has been met. A machine concept has been developed and tests have shown that the set goals for performance, weight, cost and quality can be achieved for all stages of the value chain. The technology has been presented to potential customers with good results.
Expected results and effects
The result of the project is a verified machine technology for the manufacture of + -45 materials as well as verified methods for impregnating the material and manufacturing composite products. The material provides significant cost benefits and weight savings compared to established materials available today. Manufacturers of volume products, such as the aerospace and automotive industries, could use the new materials to reduce the weight of their products, which would reduce energy consumption and thus reduce environmental impact.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was executed by Oxeon in collaboration with our Norwegian partner Fimtech. The project has been carried out in 5 work packages over a project period of 36 months. The project has been managed through a project organization with a steering group, project committee and work package leaders with participants from both project partners.