The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council  EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, in the UK, has released its second call for feasibility studies. The official announcement was made on 10 October, with the closing date set for 30 November.

This announcement follows on from a call for feasibility studies in May 2017, where six new projects were funded. Grants will be announced on 22 December for up to two feasibility studies to conduct research in two areas:

  • Recycling and waste reduction proposals which focus on demonstrating a manufacturing methodology with the potential to produce structural components from recyclates at industrial production rates, or reducing the amount of in-process waste by developing more efficient processes to reduce the consumption of virgin fiber.
  • Microwave processing proposals which focus on reducing cycle time, cost and energy.

Feasibility studies are short-term (up to six months) projects to investigate ideas seeking to crate innovation in composite manufacturing.

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