3D Light Trans- Creating a supply chain to release the potential of 3D multi-functional composites

3D Light Trans

Texnet Director Steve Kay was appointed to the Experts Panel of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing in 2010. This led to him becoming aware of an opportunity to involve a UK car manufacturer in a novel Textile reinforced polymer composites (TRPC) project.

Through our network of contacts we were able to recruit Bentley Motors as a project partner. The 3D-LightTrans project enabled NW Texnet’s member organisations to participate as providers of process expertise. This is a significant opportunity, as innovation will be needed in multiple processes and their integration into an automated manufacturing chain in order to achieve project objectives.

The ultimate aim of the project was to produce prototype 3D woven demonstrator parts for the automotive sector: one of these parts, a tailgate for a Fiat 500, won an Innovation Award at the prestigious JEC trade fair for technical excellence, quality of the partnership, market potential, and originality.

NW Texnet membership case studies:

3D Light Trans

Creating a supply chain to release the potential of 3D multi-functional composites

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Keeping firefighters cool in fierce heat conditions

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Firefighting for the 21st Century

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Repetex

An environmentally safe water repellent finish for technical textiles

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healthcare textiles

Joint £1 million UK/Mexico healthcare textiles project

Research development of antimicrobial textile coatings for healthcare use

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3D Light Trans

Creating a supply chain to release the potential of 3D multi-functional composites

READ ON

StayCool

Firefighting for the 21st Century

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Repetex

An environmentally safe water repellent finish for technical textiles

READ ON

Joint £1 million UK/Mexico healthcare textiles project

Research development of antimicrobial textile coatings for healthcare use

READ ON

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