The part features a grid stiffened panel made of VICTREX PAEK material solutions that can be found in aerostructure applications,
The part features a grid stiffened panel made of VICTREX PAEK material solutions that can be found in aerostructure applications,

The ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC), a not-for-profit organization based in The Netherlands, now includes polymer specialist Victrex. The two parties plan to focus on the acceleration of new technologies that address industry needs regarding costs, speed of manufacturing and assembly of aircraft components.

As a tier-1 member, Victrex will work alongside other tier-1 and 2 members, such as Boeing, Daher, Dedienne Aerospace, TenCate and Vaupell | SB aero.

Earlier this year the TPRC presented the results of a collaborative project on the overmolding of thermoplastic composites. The part features a grid stiffened panel made of VICTREX PAEK material solutions that can be found in aerostructure applications.

‘We will be able to further develop the hybrid molding materials and process technologies with the aim of providing engineers with the development tools required for the design and manufacturing of aircraft components,’ said Tim Herr, aerospace director at Victrex. ‘Refining this technology should help to enable this capability in aerospace supply chains.’ 

This story is reprinted from material from Victrexwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.