Automation in Composites: ComMUnion at Composites Innovation UK
AIMEN will present recent advances related with the robotized processes for composites like ATP.
CO2 emissions are one of the major challenges to be addressed worldwide and efforts are being intensively dedicated to this major issue. Weight reduction is an important competing strategy and composite materials appear to be one of the most promising candidates for reaching these targets. COMMUNION project focuses on multi-material components design for overcoming the cost barrier, enabling productive and cost effective manufacturing. The principle is the combination of materials of different nature in a single structure, allowing a higher performance/cost ratio than a bulk material. This project comprises the development of a novel fully automated, robotized and flexible system able to perform successfully the dissimilar joint for two different study cases: automotive and aeronautics