Advancing Thermoplastic Composites Technologies


Contact: Sebastiaan Wijskamp

19/09 PhD title for Francisco Sacchetti

On September 7th, TPRC researcher Francisco Sacchetti successfully defended his PhD dissertation at the University of Twente on the performance of welded thermoplastic composites.

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Contact: Harald Heerink

1/09 Victrex joins TPRC as tier-1 member

Victrex is aligning its resources with the TPRC to benefit the entire Aerospace supply chain and is dedicated to driving development and adoption of new PAEK-based technologies; joint activities will meet industry standards, facilitating adoption by major aircraft manufacturers

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Calendar 2018

11 Sep

Event: SAMPE Europe 2018

SAMPE Europe is hosting a conference on September 11-13 in Southampton, UK.

This three day event is focused on advanced composites engineering of large structures encompassing advanced composites materials, their processes, R&D and applications.

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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.