Directional Composites through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMI)

Project timeframe
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:04:00 GMT - Tue, 28 Feb 2023 17:04:00 GMT
Amount awarded
€1,426,500
Funder ID
European Commission, MSCA-RISE: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Project leader: Professor Richard Bibb

The DiCoMI project is developing a new hybrid manufacturing process for the manufacture of composite material products. The project brings together leading innovators from across Europe, and beyond, to develop a new method of producing composite material parts with optimised fibre directionality.

The DiCoMI project will integrate advanced manufacturing techniques, composite materials science, and manufacturing system design. This is being achieved through a high level of inter-disciplinary cooperation as well as collaboration between researchers and industrials and facilitated by reciprocal staff exchange visits and secondments.

The outcome will be a truly novel affordable composites manufacturing system capable of producing parts with increased accuracy, reduced cost and enhanced functionality. DiCoMI project will focus on Directional Fibre-Reinforced Polymers (FRP) materials and combined different manufacturing techniques into a unique and innovative hybrid system. DiCoMI project will have a direct impact on the European and international scientific state of the art in the fields of composite materials and manufacturing equipment, while supporting the innovation potential in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Partners

  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
  • National Aerospace University - Kharkiv Aviation Institute
  • Sabanci University
  • 5AxisWorks Ltd
  • Fibrex CO SRL
  • Guhring SRL
  • Carboline
  • Kordsa
  • Intelligentsia Consultants Sàrl
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute
  • New Zealand Forest Research Institute (SCION)