Zero-Waste Pipe System
Genesis of your product. why and for whom?
Rather than addressing sustainable aerospace products only on the long term, this R&D development aims to directly reduce and avoid production waste in thermoplastic composite manufacturing.
Benefits for the final customers?
The re-use of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite production waste increases the fly-to-buy ratio, minimizing waste and CO2 emissions.
The product : materials and processes
The shown part is a zero-waste process demonstrator for functionalized aerospace pipe structures. It is a combination of a UD tape-braided CF/PPS pipe body with a co-consolidated flange, made from a press-moulded recycled CF/PPS material.