JoinTHIS – Production and Joining of Large Thermoplastic In-Situ Consolidated Structures

The main goal of the JoinTHIS project is to develop, implement and evaluate a manufacturing methodology based on AFP and welding technologies for thermoplastics, enabling the autoclave-free production of thermoplastic CFRP structures for the next aircraft generation. The new manufacturing method ensures an economically implementation of large-scale structural lightweight construction concepts for aircraft fuselages based on thermoplastic fiber-reinforced materials. . Due to an increasing production and resource efficiency as well as reducing CO2 emissions, the new manufacturing method is making a significant contribution to a sustainable mobility strategy as presented by the European Commission’s FlightPath 2050.

Funding: European Regional Development Fund

Duration: 2018-2021

Dr. Carsten Schmidt