AIMPLAS plans to contribute by focusing on material selection and improvement of the microwave curing process.
AIMPLAS plans to contribute by focusing on material selection and improvement of the microwave curing process.

Spanish plastics technology organization AIMPLAS is participating in a project to improve microwave curing of large sandwich-structured parts for aircraft.

The FAMACOM project aims to automate production and reduce energy consumption as well as improve the quality of parts. Currently, large sandwich-structured parts are manually manufactured and autoclave cured, AIMPLAS says. However, a patent developed by one of the project’s participating research bodies could allow for more even curing of sandwich-structured parts and overcome the difficulties arising from the thickness and non-uniform nature of these assemblies.

AIMPLAS plans to contribute by focusing on material selection and improvement of the microwave curing process.

This story uses material from AIMPLAS, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.