There are two levels of structural participation: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Both memberships are commitments for five year periods. Tier 1 members have full voting and IP rights and pay an annual fee. Tier 2 members contribute a reduced annual fee and get limited voting and IP rights.
Is your organization willing to get involved with thermoplastic composites? Get on board – fill in our contact form and we will provide you all the details about the partnership program and the application process.
Multilateral or Bilateral projects
TPRC also works on multilateral and bilateral projects that are not part of the joint research program (roadmap). As an instructive example, we optimized the manufacturing process of a car seat backrest, using the overmolding process, together with Johnson Controls. The actual work involved characterization of thermoplastic composite materials in terms of formability, making use of dedicated in-house developed equipment, followed by virtual process optimization through the use of finite element forming software.
If you are interested in a bilateral or multilateral project, please be sure to contact us using the form below. The researchers and engineers at TPRC are eager to innovate with you.