The Basque city of San Sebastian has hosted the opening meeting for the European project ECOXY “Bio-based recyclable, reshapable and repairable (3R) fibre-reinforced EpOXY composites for automotive and construction sectors.”
The project is entitled FALCON and the objective of this project is to design and manufacture an innovative tooling system to produce composite parts for airplanes. To achieve this goal a budget of 496.250€ will be invested in 18 months.
The BARBARA project aims to develop new bio-based materials with innovative functionalities through the incorporation of additives coming from bio-mass so that, by means of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), - the most widely spread technology for 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) - prototypes with industrial applications can be obtained.
Berta Gonzalvo (R&D Director) and Guillermo Vicente (3D printing area responsible) have participated in CEPprint3D conference with a lecture named “Innovative materials: specific requirements and printing strategies”.