Thermoplastic Composites for Future Motor Cases
Airbus Safran Launchers is currently developing laserassisted winding of thermoplastic based composites with in-situ consolidation as well as automated fiber placement of the same materials. The objective is to be able to manufacture large scale out-of-autoclave motor cases for future launchers application with reduced costs, high productivity and reliability and taking into account environmental concerns and regulations. The paper presents the developments that have been carried out on materials, means and process and presents the manufacturing of different demonstrators.
Authors: M. Krzeminski, A. Menochet, F. Laffargue, L. Jaguenaud, P. Briant and B. Defoort
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016