The AMRC Composite Centre works on a wide range of partner-led research projects addressing current manufacturing challenges.
We also take part in a variety of international collaborative R&D projects under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programe – for more information about this programme, see our European projects page. Current projects include:
- Reform – Resource-efficient factory of recyclable manufacturing for composite components. Our work includes developing innovative waterjet machining techniques and augmented-reality systems for composites production.
- E-Light – Advanced structural lightweight architectures for electric vehicles. We are leading research into new materials and joining techniques for electric vehicles.
- Kitves – wind energy generation from high-altitude kites. We produced large structural components for the prototype.
We lead a number of generic research programmes on behalf of the AMRC’s industrial members. Current projects include:
- Composite drilling and trimming – evaluation of a range of commercially available tools for working carbon fibre reinforced polymers.
- Composite fittings – evaluation of potential benefits of using composites in place of titanium for specific fittings, commissioned by Boeing.
- Microwave cured rib – study into feasibility of microwave curing technology for composites components, commissioned by Boeing.