The project will involve House of Composites ApS (HOC), DTU Wind Energy (former Risoe DTU) and student Morten Rask.

The two industrial partners will make a combined contribution of €210 000 to the project.

The research will focus on a HOC patent application and the aim is to be able to produce carbon fibre parts of prepreg quality at a tool cycle time of 5 minutes by an automated autoclave-like manufacturing process.  Biodegradable solutions are also expected to be achievable.

Car manufacturers will be invited to join the project to demonstrate, initially, a low volume manual version of the process targeted at sports and exclusive cars, and finally an automated high volume version for mass
production.

The project will start April 2012.

For further information contact Tim M. Hansen, Managing Director, House of Composites ApS.