JEC Innovation Award for MAI Sandwich

March 26 2018

As part of the “MAI Sandwich” research project, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, a consortium consisting of various renowned partners has spent the past two and a half years performing fundamental research in this area, developing an innovative, integrated sandwich structure concept for components made of composites in the aviation and automotive industries The concept applies cutting edge thermoplastic material design with recycled carbon fibers combined with an exceptionally efficient production technique.

At the JEC World 2018 in Paris, the partners were rewarded with a JEC Innovation Award in the category Aerospace Process for this development. The project was coordinated by the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich. Additional partners of the project were Airbus, BASF SE, BMW, SGL Group, Foldcore, Neenah Gessner, Neue Materialien Bayreuth and Hofmann – Ihr Impulsgeber (Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann).

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