On the 6th of February, INEGI will held an event to present the prototype developed in the scope of Aerocar project.
The prototype is a car seat produced by Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) that now includes Carbon Fibre prepreg reinforcements, typically used in aeronautic structures. The mechanical properties have been improved, while reducing the overall car seat weight and improving the aesthetics of the visible structural parts.
A detailed discussion will be held about the major technical issues but also on the impact this new technology will have on the receiving company, INAPAL Plásticos S.A.. Other examples of technologies for the manufacturing of composite parts, that can be used in both Automotive and Aeronautic components and structures, will also be presented and discussed at a detailed technical level. To conclude, a discussion on public funding mechanisms for technology transfers will be done at a round table with representatives of several Portuguese funding institutions.
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