COMPOSITES EXCHANGE by E-Learning Composites Academy
JEC World 2022 DAY 3:Innovative 4.0 training dedicated to the transformation processes of thermoset and thermoplastic composites
The composites industry has begun to prioritize sustainability, which demands not only reduction of waste but also reduced consumption of energy, water and raw materials. This roundtable features companies leading the way in developing sensors for more sustainable composites manufacturing and design, as well as possibilities for self-sensing and monitoring structures. Benefits include reduced cycle times, true visibility into the black box of processes, optimized parameters, closed-loop process control and feedback for improved designs and into ERP systems for more efficient scheduling of materials and personnel. Sensor technologies represented include dielectric, fiber optic/FBG, ultrasonic and non-contact magnetic microwire and electromagnetic sensors. All of these technologies can be used for resin flow and cure monitoring, and some have the potential for much more, including insight into pressure, temperature, load and strain, vibration, humidity, mixing, contamination, gelation, polymerization, crystallization, digital twins and more.
Eli VOET, Co-founder, Com&Sens
Nikos PANTELELIS, Director, Synthesites
Thomas SCHLECH, Group Leader Condition Monitoring, Institute of Materials Resource Management, University of Augsburg
Tuuli POTILA, Marketing Manager, ColloidTek Oy
Rastislav VARGA, Founder and CTO, RVmagnetics