On the 6th of February, INEGI will present, at an event to be held in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), the prototype developed in the scope of AEROCAR
project – a European project which aims to create a technology transfer network between the aeronautical and automotive sectors. Registration available HERE
The prototype is a car seat produced by Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) that now includes Carbon Fibre prepreg reinforcements, typically used in aeronautic structures. The mechanical properties have been improved while reducing the overall car seat weight and improving the aesthetics of the visible structural parts.
A detailed discussion will be held about the major technical issues but also on the impact, this new technology will have on the receiving company, INAPAL Plásticos S.A..
Other examples of manufacturing technologies for composite materials, that can be used in both Automotive and Aeronautic components and structures, will also be presented and discussed at a detailed technical level.
To conclude, a discussion on public funding mechanisms for technology transfer between sectors will be done at a round table with representatives of several Portuguese public funding institutions.
AEROCAR project is co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe Program through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In the last 3 years, the project has contributed to transfer knowledge between the aeronautical and automotive sectors, through the collaboration of companies and technological centres in Portugal, France and Spain.
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