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EADS’ new licensing opportunities for composites manufacturing methods and techniques

The EADS Technology Licensing initiative has an active participation at JEC Composites 2011 exposition in Paris, highlighting a new portfolio of composites manufacturing methods and techniques available for licensing opportunities.

Several of the technologies are associated with EADS’ patented Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP), including a preform manufacturing machine that is highly automated and self-adaptable. VAP provides an optimised out-ofautoclave manufacturing process the makes the production of large, lightweight parts more cost effective and provides high quality finished products.

 

Other technologies offered by EADS include production methods for single and multi-layer preforms using tailored fibre placement.

 

Also at JEC Composites 2011, the EADS Technology Licensing initiative unveiled its new “forum” concept, which brings together EADS licensees with experts from across the company for an open exchange of experience, expertise and lessons learned in composites production. The first such forum meeting will be held during the second half of 2011 with Airbus in Toulouse, France.

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