Collaborative Projects

Impress is a European project aimed at developing a technological injection moulding platform for serial production of plastic components incorporating micro/nano-scale functional features.

This project, supported through the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU, is led by PEP - Technical Centre of Plastic & Composite Engineering and involves 13 partners including Compose:

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The platform gathers three innovative modules:

  • a tool manufacturing module involving several technologies of micro/nano direct manufacturing
  • an innovative plastic injection moulding platform
  • a metrology and process intelligence module

Three demonstrators for different industries were developed:

  • Energy: a photovoltaic demonstrator
  • Health: a patch with micro-needles for drug delivery
  • Biotechnology: patterned cell culture slide

Mold4ProdE, a European project, aims to develop turnkey innovative moulds by integrating sensors which gather and process data.

This project, supported through the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU, is led by the PEP - Technical Centre of Plastic & Composite Engineering with several partners including Compose.

This project aims to develop highly-efficient injection mould manufactured by SLM (Selective Laser Melting):

  • To develop highly thermal conductive moulds made of copper reinforced with hard particles to increase its hardness and resistance to compression
  • To develop abrasive wear and chemical corrosion resistant moulds made of iron.

To reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles, the most suitable solutions seems to be to reduce their weight by using composites materials. Compofast, a project supported by Ademe and competitivenss clusters: Plastipolis and Véhicules Du Futur, gathers 12 companies and 6 research & education organizations to develop:

  • new materials and reinforced fabrics
  • new simulating methods
  • new manufacturing process of composites part

which meets cost and production rate requirements of the automotive industry for serial production.

SMCéco  aims to develop an economical SMC process suitable to small and medium production batch.

SMCéco is characterized by lower processing temperature and pressuren than conventional SMC: 5 bars and 100°C. 

Supported by the IRT Jules Verne, the purpose of the Limeco project, is to develop, test and validate structural multi-material assembly. This project will focus on the bonding of steel with thermoplastic composites.