New applications and new materials are developed in with Coriolis composite experts in bilateral and collaborative projects.
Coriolis Composites has taken part in some major projects developed over several years. There are two main advantages: the first is to push the limits of the existing technology finding solutions to customer technological challenges; the second is to create international networks of expertise around the implementation of composites
Often these projects are oriented around large industrial groups and co-financed by public institutions.
Composite materials processing using Laser Assisted Fiber Placement.
Development and integration of innovative features for processing composite materials on fiber placement robots using an industrial laser.
Partners : Dassault Aviation, Daher-Aerospace, EADS Composite Aquitaine, Ecole Supérieure des technologies industrielles avancées, Ecole centrale de Nantes, Université de Bretagne Sud
Funding : FUI BPIFRANCE, Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Automation of prepreg thermoplastic lay-up processes.
Develop a new laser process to lay-up thermoplastic prepregs with contact winding in a single step for the fabrication of composite parts in aeronautics.
Partners : Ariane Group / Airbus Operations / IMATB / ECN / IREPA Laser
Funding : FUI Aide région Bretagne, Département du Morbihan “Novatec 56”, Communauté d’agglomération du Pays de Lorient
X-ray robotic control.
Offer a state-of-the-art equipment combining robotics and X-ray instrumentation to access the heart of matter of large parts for a non-destructive control.
Partners : CEA List, Université de Nantes
Funding : Direction Générale de la compétitivité de l’industrie et des services – RAPID
The Composite Future Aircraft.
Study of the modularity of the main elements of the cockpit (dashboard, top panel, central pylon, side consoles) to optimize the final assembly line, as well as the maintenance operations. Coriolis has developed a software tool for the automatic optimization of fuselage skin computer programming according to quality, calculation and cost criteria.
Partners : AIRBUS Operations SAS, AEROLIA, DAHER AEROSPACE, LATECOERE, SAFRAN Engineering Services, 3A- INDUSTRIES, ASSYSTEM France, AUBERT & DUVAL, COMPOSE TOOLS, COMPOSITE INDUSTRIE, CONSTELLIUM CRV SAS, CORIOLIS SOFTWARE, DUQUEINE Rhône-Alpes, AIRBUS Group SAS, ECM, ESI Group, ESPA, HUTCHINSON Aeroservices, ICAM, IFMA, ISOJET, LOIRETECH France, NIMITECH ETUDES, SACMO SAS, SIER, SOGECLAIR AEROSPACE, ST GROUP, STRUCTIL
Funding : CORAC / ONERA
Further Research on Composite Materials Technologies Create demonstrators for composite wing-boxes and develop dry-fiber placement technology in order to prepare the Future Composite Aircraft.
Partners : AIRBUS, STRUCTIL
Funding : CORAC / ONERA (Ministère de l’écologie, du dvt durable et de l’énergie)
Innovations in aeronautical manufacturing processes.
Develop and manufacture machines for innovative AFP manufacturing like a new ½’’ cell and wing-box demonstrators.
Partners : Airbus Group SAS, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Operations SAS, Coriolis Composites Technologies, SAFRAN Aircelle, SAFRAN MBD (Hexcel Structil)
Funding : CORAC / ONERA (Ministère de l’écologie, du dvt durable et de l’énergie)
Optimized Composite Structure for small aircraft.
Research and develop a multi-faceted range of composite technologies that will result in considerable reduction in certification costs, production costs, structural weight and overall life-cycle costs. Culminating in the manufacture and assembly of a full-scale center wing-box, the final demonstrator will undergo static and fatigue testing before becoming operational.
The project leading to this application has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No CS2-AlR-GAM-2014-2015-01.
Partners : ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD., DANOBAT, TECHNI-MODUL ENGINEERING SA
Funding : H2020, projet européen
Advanced Integrated Composite Tail-cone.
Design and manufacture a lightweight multi-layer/multifunction and smart composite tailcone in a fasteners-free fully integrated structure, made with a fully integrated and automated process, allowing significant cost savings. These improvements aim to fulfill future ecological requirements in the aeronautic industry for the reduction of aircraft noise, fuel consumption and nitrogen oxide emissions.
Manufacture a composite wing box for business aircraft while improving weight, cost and production rates. The Coriolis Composites AFP manufactures complex panels with a sandwich structure that is particularly well suited for this project thanks to agility.
Partners : Daher, Groupe Allio BC, Groupe Chastagner, Euro Engineering
Funding : région Pays de la Loire, DGCIS
High-performance composite materials.
Become more efficient through innovation in the mastery of high-performance composite materials thanks to the lay-up of a full-scale internal fixed structure of the nacelle (IFS) on a female mould involving programs of CATFiber software.
Thermoplastic composite for horizontal tail plane.
Master the technology of composite fiber placement embedded in a thermoplastic matrix for structural lightweight applications for light aviation.
Partners : DAHER AEROSPACE, LOIRETECH, EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES
Funding : DGAC
Z frame geometry
Develop a layup/forming concept in order to obtain a Z frame geometry with high mechanical properties while decreasing scrap rates and increasing productivity.
Funding : CORAC
Composite thermoplastic anti-vibration system for automotive industry
Produce anti-vibration systems for automotive industry with a composite thermoplastic which includes local continuous fiber reinforcement. This innovation enables a decrease in weight and CO2 emissions.
Partners : COOPER STANDARD, Limatb, 3MO Performance, Estaca, Cemcat
Funding : FUI Région Bretagne
Design and manufacturing of composite seat structures
Master the lay-up of 2D or 2,5D preforms of material glass and thermoplastic for stamping parts for the automotive industry with a full analysis of the life cycle of the product. The project helps lightening car seats to reduce C02 emissions in the order of 2 g / km.
Dry preforms for automotive structural composite parts.
Develop the means and equipment for the production of preforms for automotive structural composite parts of large dimensions thanks to glass or carbon fibers and reinforcements. The objective is also to master the following impregnation process while meeting high constraints of cadence and costs.
Partners : IRT M2P, ARKEMA, CHOMARAT TEXTILE INDUSTRIES, COMPOSE, ESI GROUP, FAURECIA AUTOMOBILE COMPOSITES, HEXION France, HUTCHINSON, OWENS CORNING FIBERGLAS France, PINETTES EMIDECAU INDUSTRIES, POLE PLASTURGIE DE L’EST, PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN, RENAULT SAS, TORAY CARBON FIBERS EUROPE, TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS France
Funding : IRT M2P
Thermoplastic fiber placement for automotive structural composite parts.
Develop an industrial tool able to manufacture structural composite parts at a manufacturing rate of 600 vehicles / day and to achieve a cost of production compatible with high-speed requirements.
Develop a prototype of carbon fiber draping machine dedicated to the automotive industry. This prototype will significantly improve the performance of existing technologies in terms of speed, material costs, resistance and reduction of raw material falls.
Funding : ADEME
Wind blade using cost-effective advanced composite lightweight design.
Introduce thermoplastic composite materials and process them into blades for off-shore wind energy applications in order to meet requirements for strength, stability, cost-efficiency and recyclability.
Partners : Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Ltd., Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V; Fraunhofer ICT, TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scinetific Research, EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA, APT Archimedes Polymer
Funding : FP7 – European Commission
Monolithic composite part manufactured with Coriolis Composites online binder application AFP robot and injected at Naval Group facilities with an epoxy resin system
• Technology relevant for other Naval Group applications from surface ships to submarines
• High productivity thanks to the online assembly of three 4800 Tex glass rovings (up to 350kg/h)
Partners : DCNS, UBS
Funding : REGION, CD 56, Lorient
Master multi-material additive manufacturing based on wire for the production of small series parts.
Partners : ESI, LIMATB, INSTITUT MAUPERTUIS
Funding : APP 2016 Région Bretagne + FEDER
Projet cofinancé par l’Union Européenne et la Région Bretagne