Systems to aid in welding process developments for the joining of composite structures via fusion bonding, and support AFP demands.
Current test method development shows potential for the composite wedge test, a standardized durability-based test for adhesively bonded composites.
Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
Funding announced for innovative proposals cover integration of composites, adhesives for structural joining, joining high-temperature structures and improving armor systems.
MolecularGRIP combines atmospheric plasma treatment with adhesion promoter chemistry for automated, environmentally-friendly adhesion promotion on material surfaces.