FORTAPE will develop a sustainable an efficient technology for the manufacture of UD tapes and its implementation for the fabrication of complex parts for the automotive and aeronautic sector. Two type of parts are going to be used as a basis, one for the automotive sector and another one for the aeronautics. These parts are just given as an example, but the results of the project could be applied to many other objective parts.
Automotive door panel: although it does not have high performance requirements, as it happens with a structural part, it is a complex part with many types of integrated functions and different requirements depending on the area.
Stiffening Window Frame: The In-Situ consolidation process will be adapted to work with UD carbon fibre tapes impregnated with low cost PA resin.