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2K-C2K Compression

2K-I2K Injection

3DThree-Dimensional

A

ACMAdvanced Composite Materials

ADMPAutomated Dry Material Placement

AFPAutomated Fiber Placement

AFRPAramid Fibre Reinforced Polymer

AGRCAdvanced Glass Reinforced Concrete

ATCsAdvanced Thermoplastic Composites

B

BFRPBasalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer

BIMBladder Inflation Moulding

BMCBulk Molding Compound

BMIBismaleimide

C

CAD/CAMComputer-aided design/computer aided manufacturing

CCVComposite Concept Vehicle

CFChopped Fibres (carbon)

CF Carbon Fibre

CFDComputational Fluid Dynamics (simulations)

CFMComposite Flow Moulding

CFRPCarbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics/Polymer

CFRPs Continuous Fibre Reinforced Plastics

CFRTPContinuous Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite

CFRWCarbon Fiber-Reinforced Wood

CFTPContinuous Fibre Thermoplastic

CLTECoefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion

CNCComputerized Numerical Control

CNFCarbon Nanofibres

CNTCarbon Nanotube

COECoefficient of Expansion

CTECoefficient of Thermal Expansion

CVDChemical Vapor Deposition

D

D-LFTDirect Long Fibre Thermoplastics

DDFDouble Diaphragm Forming

DMADimethyl aniline

DMCDough Moulding Compound

E

E-LFTEndless-Fibre Reinforced Long Fibre Thermoplastics

EPSExpanded Polystyrene

EPUExpanded Polyurethane

F

FBGSFibre Bragg Grating Sensor

FEAFinite Element Analysis

FFFFused Filament Fabrication

FRCFibre-Reinforced Concrete

FRPFibre Reinforced Polymer

G

GFRPGlass Fibre Reinforced Plastics

GMTGlass Mat Thermoplastics

GORGrill Opening Reinforcement

GPaFlexural modulus

GRPGlass Reinforced Plastics

GlareSandwich of glass-fibre/epoxy prepreg material between thin sheets of aluminium

H

HDMHifh Modulus Ductile (technology)

HDTHeat-Distortion Temperature

HMHigh Modulus

HMPEHigh-Modulus Polyethylene Fibre

HPHigh Performance

HPDCHigh Pressure Die Casting (process)

HSHigh Strenght

I

IMInjection Moulding

IMIntermediate Modulus

IMCIn Mold Coating

L

LCPLiquid-Crystal Polymers

LELLower Explosive Limit which is the level of concentration in percentage by volume in air above which explosion can occur upon ignition in a confined area

LESLow Styrene Emission

LFILong Fiber Injection

LFTLong Fiber Thermoplastic

LPCMLow Profile Compression Moulding

LRILiquid Resin Infusion

LVDTLinear Variable Differential Transducer

LWRTLow-Weight Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

M

MEKMethyl Ethyl Ketone

MEKPMethyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide

MFTMouldable Fabric Technology

MIT RTMMultiple Insert Tooling RTM

MMCMetal Matrix Composite

MPaTensile strenght

N

NCFNatural Fiber Composites

NCFNon-Crimp Fabrics

NDCNon-Destructive Control

NDENon-Destructive Evaluation

NDINon-Destructive Inspection

NDTNon-Destructive Testing

O

OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer

P

PAPolyamide

PAIPolyamide-Imide

PANPolyacrylonitrile (precursor fibre)

PBTPolybutylene Terephthalate

PCPolycarbonate

PEEKPolyether Etherketone

PEIPolyetherimide

PEKKPolyetherketoneketone

PESPolyethersulphone

PETPolyethylene Terephthalate

PFPhenolic

PI fiberpolyimide fiber

PLAPolylactide

PNCsPolymer-Based Nanocomposites

POMPolyoxymethylene

PPEPersonal Protective Equipment

PPMParts per million

PPOPolyphenylene Oxide

PPSPolyphenylene Sulphide

PREPREGReinforcement materials stat have been impregnated with the resin system in a previous process

PSUPolyphenylene Sulphone

PVCPolyvinyl Chloride

R

RCDResidual Current Device

RFIResin Film Infusion

RIMResin Injection Molding

RTLReinforced Thermoplastic Laminate (process)

RTMResin Transfert Molding

S

S-RIMStructural-RIM

SCRIMPSeemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process

SISandwich Injection

SMCSheet Molding Compound

SMPSeamless Modelling Pastes

SRM Structural Repair Manual

STPShort Thermoplastic (Fibre)

T

TMCThick Moulding Compound

TPThermoplastic Polymer

TRCTextile-Reinforced Concrete

TSThermoset Resin

TgGlass-Transition Temperature

U

UDUnidirectional

UPRUnsaturated Polyester Resin

V

VARTMVacuum-Assisted Resin Tranfert Molding

VEVinyl Ester

VECVirtual Engineered Composites

VOCVolatile Organic Compound