FABTHEP aims to realise thermal fabric printing for PEEK reinforced carbon composites where individual shape is determined late in the production chain.
The challenge is
- use Additive Manufacturing (FDM)
- 3D print patterns of PEEK material onto Carbon Fabrics at a layer thickness of 10 microns.
The aim of the experiment is to Increase the mechanical performance of Carbon Fiber Composites by enhancing the interlaminar fracture toughness.
AmaDema is a SME company from Nicosia (CY) that provides technical fabrics mostly based on carbon fibres. They aim to combine carbon fibre technology and 3D printing of plastics for integrated construction with individual shapes and load paths.
GG Dedalos Technology Services is a SME that provides individual solutions to customers. One of the challenges is to provide robust unmanned aero vehicles (UAV) that may profit from a combination of carbon fibres and direct 3D plastics printing.