The FAMACOM project aims to develop more efficient manufacturing processes for aerospace parts

The Spanish consortium led by Aerotecnic is using microwave curing technology to make large sandwich composite parts.

A consortium called FAMACOM, developed by Aerotecnic (Ç á DIZ, Spain), is developing a more efficient manufacturing process for lightweight aerospace components using microwave curing for the manufacture of parts of large sandwich structures. The consortium’s partners include CT INGENIEROS Andalusia, Inespasa

(Seville, Spain), Titanium Dioxide (Ç á DIZ, Spain), and from university researchers Ç á DIZ, FADA-CATEC (Seville , Spain), and AIMPLAS (Valencia, Spain).

According to reports, the project is developing a patent that will uniformly cure the sandwich structural components and overcome the difficulties associated with the thickness and non-uniformity of these components. The contribution of AIMPLAS focuses on material selection and optimization of the microwave curing process.

FAMACOM is funded by the Industrial Technology Development Center (CDTI) and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project’s objectives are aligned with Plant 4.0 and beyond and the social challenges of smart, green and integrated transportation as part of the 2017-2020 National Science and Technology Research and Innovation Program.