Cetim proud to be part of the 2023 JEC Composites Innovation Awards Finalists

Cetim is part of the 30 finalists of the JEC Composites Innovation Awards in the category “Aerospace – process” with the manufacture of an innovative Krueger wing flap in thermoplastic composite.

Cetim proud to be part of the 2023 JEC Composites Innovation Awards Finalists

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After the exceptional 2022 edition, JEC World, the leading international trade show dedicated to composite materials, their manufacturing technologies and application markets, will take place in Paris from April 25-27, 2023. As each year, the JEC Composites Innovation Awards celebrate successful projects and cooperation between players of the composites industry. The 2023 winners will be announced on March 2nd during a dedicated ceremony, and JEC World will offer attendees three days to meet the winning companies and their partners.

Cetim nominated within the “Aerospace – Process” category with an Innovative Krueger Flap in thermoplastic composite
This part has been manufactured by Cetim within the SWING European R&D project, part of the Clean Sky 2 European program, for more efficient wings & sustainable aircrafts. Cetim’ s challenges was to develop an innovative in-situ consolidation process to outperform existing solutions on the industrialization & recyclability side.

The Krueger Flap has been manufactured with SPIDE TP, Cetim automated in-situ Thermoplastic consolidation process which outperforms existing ones in terms of structural & industrial performances: lightness, higher production, better process stability, repeatability, improved parts quality & recyclability.

The part made with PAEK/FC raw materials is designed in several components: 3 cells for resistant hollow bodies & a skin to fix the whole components. SPIDE TP, Cetim laser filament winding process, is based on AFPT technology, using innovative heated tools form Loiretech. The TP composites Krueger Flap meets mechanical & weight challenges as requested by Sonaca (topic manager).

Key benefits of this innovative process
• In-situ consolidation with full automated process (laser filament winding)
• Recyclability (thermoplastic part)
• Repeatability and reliability of the process
• Reduction of production costs
• Mass reduction of large parts

Read the full JEC press release with access to all the finalists details.

Meet the Cetim on JEC World 2023, Hall 5, booth L50.

More information www.cetim-engineering.com