Carbon-PPS, Carbon-PEEK, Carbon-PEI, Glass-PEI, Glass-PPS
Carbon-PPS, Carbon-PEEK, Carbon-PEKK
ABS5045 / ABS5083 / ABS5036 / ABS5022/ BMS8-353 / BMS8-399
High Speed Machining
Innovation is an essential part of our company. Although thermoplastic composites have proven themselves on many aircraft programs in the last decade, we believe we have only just begun. The unique properties of thermoplastic composites open up new possibilities in terms of design, processing and assembly. The toughness and damage tolerance of the material make it the perfect material for thin fuselages where entire panels and stringers can be formed in minutes and then assembled by means of induction welding. Robotic tape placement will enable the manufacturing of net-shape, tailored blanks, that can be press formed in highly structurally efficient ribs and spars. DTC is part of that future and is investing strongly in technology and equipment for larger and more complex parts. Thermoplastics are the best materials for an automated production process.
Since 2012 DTC has been developing technology for automated laminating of thermoplastic UD tape. Today, using ATL, we manufacture fully automated tailor blanks for press forming.
Together with partners Adse and KvE we developed this complex bracket using induction welding.
Within the TAPAS project, the manufacturability of this component was demonstrated . DTC role was to manufacture a CFRTP stringer of 2.4 meter tall.
TPRC is a not-for-profit organization that is seen as an outstanding knowledge partner with unique knowhow on the processing of thermoplastic composites. Boeing, TenCate, Fokker, DTC and many others are already shaping the future of their industry with our research center! By bringing together all actors in the value chain, we effectively identify, analyze and overcome the technological barriers that hinder large scale application of thermoplastic composites. The involvement of the value chain as a whole prevents point solutions and accelerates innovation.
CompoWorld develops applications for composites from concept to product. Situated in North Flevoland, the company stimulates and facilitates a climate favourable to composites in which innovations in the field of high-quality composites can develop from primary research to production development programmes via industrially applied research.