JECWorld 2019

According to figures from the organiser, the JEC Group, JECWorld is the leading international trade fair focusing on composite materials and their applications, with some 43,000 visitors (2018 data). JECWorld is held every spring in Paris. Seventy-three percent of visitors come from Europe. Alongside France and Italy, Germany is strongly represented, ranking second among the 115 guest countries with over 280 exhibitors. In addition, the Asia-Pacific region and North and South America are well represented at JECWorld. Thirty-three percent of trade visitors are from the aviation industry, followed by 26 percent from the automotive industry and road-based transport in general.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Virtual Aircraft Maintenance

Maria Moix-Bonet from the DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems demonstrates the possibility of future aircraft maintenance based on augmented reality, remote collaboration and a decentralised database (digital twin), using the Airbrake as an example.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Fluid Actuated Morphing Unit Structures

Lightweight and fuel saving: Srinivas Vasista from the DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems explains our Fluid Actuated Morphing Unit Structures and Additive Composite Structures model at JECWorld.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Automated Fibre Placement

Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) has been used to manufacture a sounding rocket primary structure. See what else is possible with carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastics. Ashley Chadwick from DLR at JECWorld.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Lift-off for a hightech plastics repair concept developed by DLR founder team

The DLR spin-off msquare provides a new technology to repair damages in composite material structures fast and precisely.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Inductive welding of CF thermoplastics

At JECWorld, Niklas Menke (DLR Center for Lightweight-Production-Technology, Stade) explains the challenges of this procedure.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Integrated and automated production of a dry-fibre rear pressure bulkhead

Within the PROTEC NSR project, the Center for Lightweight Production Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg develops an integrated manufacturing process for full-scale structural components such as a double-curved rear pressure bulkhead (4.5 metre diameter). The researchers recently succeeded in demonstrating an integrated VAP© vacuum-bagging process, enabled by an automated Pick-and-Place process. Using a flexible multikinematic gripper, 26 plies of varying geometries are positioned and fixed exactly. In addition, an automated dry fibre pick-and-place process with different gripper systems has been developed. This industrialised process combines the advantages of the respective single-step actions, reduces total manufacturing time, and enables a highly reproducible placing quality.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Thermoplastic Automated Tape Placement

The Institute of Structures and Design develops laser-based in-situ tape placement for industrial application. Therefore, it features a state-of-the-art Automated Tape Placement (ATP) facility for the manufacturing of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic components. Working closely with fibre and thermoplastic tape suppliers, as well as industrial and academic researchers, innovative new parts for aeronautical, space, and automotive applications are developed.

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Robot-based Continuous Ultrasonic Welding

At the Center for Lightweight Production Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg a robot-based continuous ultrasonic welding system has been developed. Mounted on an industrial robot on a seven meter linear track, it allows the flexible machining of huge plane and double-curved structures. The functional efficiency has already been proven on various components such as a stiffened fuselage panel or a rear pressure bulkhead. For a robust process, the accuracy of the welding process was qualified via a laser tracker system which measures the position of the end-effector during the welding process. Furthermore, the real time process data acquisition records process parameters such as pressure or welding power. This data is used during the process for an in-line quality assurance.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Thermoplastic Rear Pressure Bulkhead

At JEC World, Sebastian Nowotny (DLR Institute of Structures and Design) explains the advantages of welding compared to riveting in composites production, taking the rear pressure bulkhead of an airplane as example.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | DLR´s Technology Marketing

How can companies partake in DLR technologies? How does DLR markets its own technologies? At the JEC World in Paris, Oliver Miedaner talks about DLR technology marketing.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | World Premiere at JEC: DLR´s mobile layer unit

Novel mobile layup units can move around freely and lay the fibres directly in the mould. Several small, free-moving autonomous mobile layup units are expected to respond more flexibly than was previously the case to component scaling, geometry and design changes when used in a swarm, without rigid, limiting guidance kinematics. As there is no requirement to reinforce the facility’s foundations, the technology can be used within existing production halls. The use of mobile layup units in the production of large fibre-composite components is not limited to the field of aeronautics; another possible application is the production of wind turbine rotor blades. Since the mobile layup units can be deployed in such a flexible way, they could also be used to produce flat building components from fibre composites directly on construction sites.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Fibre-composite lightweight construction: DLR at JECWorld 2019

As part of JECWorld 2019, the leading European trade fair for fibre-composite technology, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is presenting its current research projects from 12 to 14 March 2019 in Paris. Among 1300 international exhibitors from research institutions and industry, DLR is represented by the Stuttgart-based Institute of Structures and Design, the Braunschweig-based Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, and the Center for Lightweight-Production-Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg and Stade. They will be showcasing a wide range of examples of applications from the fields of aeronautics and space.

 

From 12 to 14 March 2019, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will present current research projects in the field of high-performance fibre-reinforced plastics at JEC World in Paris, the leading European composites trade fair. This year, the joint presentation of the DLR Institute of Structures and Design, the DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems and the Center for Lightweight Production Technology (ZLP), located in Augsburg and Stade, focuses on innovative technologies for the efficient production of composite fibre components. At the approximately 90-square-metre DLR stand, located in Hall 5 (E67), researchers will showcase and explain a wide range of applications, particularly in the field of aerospace.

In addition, DLR will be represented in the area “Composites in Action – Additive Manufacturing” where it is going to introduce new methods for the 3D printing of fibre composites.

At the “Innovation Planet – Construction & Energy” area, DLR is going to showcase its results in wind energy research in the project SmartBlades2.

Contact

DLR Institute of Structures and Design: nicole.waibel@dlr.de

DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems: jana.hoidis@dlr.de

DLR Event Management: michael.mueller@dlr.de

AddCompS (TM) – Additive Composite Structures

AddCompS (TM) – Additive Composite Structures

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

AFP Primary Structure For Sounding Rockets (ATEK)

AFP Primary Structure For Sounding Rockets (ATEK)

Curing Sensors

Curing Sensors

Automated Production and Assembly of Thermoplastic Composite Structures (TRuTh)

Automated Production and Assembly of Thermoplastic Composite Structures (TRuTh)

Automated Process Chain (PROTEC NSR)

Automated Process Chain (PROTEC NSR)

Black Engine Technology

Black Engine Technology

CoRe HeaT

CoRe HeaT

FlexIn Heat® – flexible induction heating

FlexIn Heat® – flexible induction heating

Fluid Actuated Morphing Unit Structures (FAMoUS)

Fluid Actuated Morphing Unit Structures (FAMoUS)

humm3® Technology for Automated Layup of Thermoplastics

humm3® Technology for Automated Layup of Thermoplastics

Inductive Welding of CF-Thermoplastics

Inductive Welding of CF-Thermoplastics

Industry 4.0 for CFRP production

Industry 4.0 for CFRP production

Mobile Layup Unit

Mobile Layup Unit

Multi-kinematic Gripping System

Multi-kinematic Gripping System

Inline Quality Assurance

Inline Quality Assurance

Production Technology for Space

Production Technology for Space

Robot-based Continuous Ultrasonic Welding

Robot-based Continuous Ultrasonic Welding

SmartBlades2

SmartBlades2

Thermoplastic Rear Pressure Bulkhead

Thermoplastic Rear Pressure Bulkhead

Thermoplastic Composite Technology

Thermoplastic Composite Technology

Thermoplastic Automated Tape Placement

Thermoplastic Automated Tape Placement

Virtual Aircraft Maintenance

Virtual Aircraft Maintenance

Resistance Welding of Thermoplastic Composites

Resistance Welding of Thermoplastic Composites