Advancing Thermoplastic Composites Technologies

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Contact: Esther van der Veen-Brummelhuis

24/09 New Dutch lab facilities for thermoplastic composite

On Friday 14th of September, the new lab facilities of the recently founded ThermoPlastic composites Application Center (TPAC) are opened by Anka Mulder, the president of Saxion, University of Applied Sciences. The lab features new processing equipment enabling it’s focus on cost-effective processing and application of thermoplastic composites.

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Contact: Sebastiaan Wijskamp

12/09 PhD title for Thijs Kok

On September 6th 2018, researcher Thijs Kok successfully defended his PhD thesis in the field of consolidation quality in laser assisted fiber placement.

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Thermoplastic composites research center

Advancing thermoplastic composites technology

The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) is a consortium of industrial and academic members active in the thermoplastic composites industry. We believe in thermoplastic composites as the material for lightweight manufacturing in large volumes. Our primary aim is to enable a more widespread use of thermoplastic composites by eliminating technological barriers.

For this purpose, the consortium as a whole defines and executes a research roadmap aimed at generating the fundamental knowledge required to optimize existing and new manufacturing processes in terms of quality and productivity. The developed knowledge is put to use through process design tools which allow design for manufacturing for thermoplastic composites, taking into account the material and processing capabilities and limitations.