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About EFFICOMP

Driven by the non-compatibility of the current production rate of composite parts and the estimated high ramp-up rate requirements that will follow in future years, according to sales predictions, the EFFICOMP project seeks to propose innovative cost-efficient methods which will increase the production rate of composite parts in order to enable manufacturers to reply to this high demand, without considering the alternative of moving back to heavy, metallic structures and away from a greener transport.

Efficient Composite parts manufacturing (EFFICOMP) is a Horizon2020-funded project which aims to develop efficient processes and certification tools for the fast-tract, cost-effective, composite aircraft of the future.

EFFICOMP will contribute to an increased productivity rate through the investigation of on new, low-curing time materials and the development of new heating solutions, eliminating autoclaves and mould thermal intertia.

The project will also asses new forming and joining methods for composite parts, towards reducing the overall manufacturing costs.

The partners aim to enable the production of greener composite parts, by reducing the energy consumption by a factor of 5 in comparison to traditional manufacturing processes.

EFFICOMP will participate and facilitate the introduction of composites on aircraft structures, directly contributing to a 20% weight reduction in aircraft structures and reduced CO2 and NOx emissions.

Being an EU-Japan collaboration, the EFFICOMP project brings together 5 European and 4 Japanese partners who will perform coordinated research and innovation actions on topics of common interests, thus contributing to the deepening and widening of the existing cooperation between Europe and Japan.

Latest News

EFFICOMP in ILA Berlin Air Show 2018

EFFICOMP is glad to announce its participation at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018 to be held in Berlin, Germany, from 25th to 29th of April 2018....

EFFICOMP 24th Month Meeting in Braunschweig (DE)

The 24th Month Progress Meeting of EFFICOMP will take place on April 9th-10th, 2017 at the DRL facilities in Braunschweig, Germany.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690802.

This project is commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization( NEDO) in Japan.

 

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