The mission of Composite Materials Prototyping Lab is to contribute to increase the competitiveness of products and manufacturing processes of the aerospace industry through R&D activities focused on the design and manufacturing of innovative structural systems in composite materials.
The R&D activities aim at constituting a national excellence center on design and production engineering of composite structure, particularly in the scale-up from concept phase up to the prototype level, through processes, techniques, methodologies and advanced tools for the integrated and automated manufacturing.
Filament Winding Machine (CMC)
Ø max 0.8 m x L=3.6 m
10 spooling with controlled tension [7.50 N]
Control System: CMC1 Windows Based Machine Control
• Robotic Cell (KUKA)
Max arm lenght 1.6 m, max. load 45 kg
Fiber tension control and head-injection system
• Autoclave (IROP)
Ø 0.8 m x 1.2 m,
T=350 ºC, P=9,8 bar
• Two components Resin Injection System (VENUS EP03)
Injection ratio: 1.1 ¸ 8.1
Inject pressure: 2 – 5.5 atm