ECOCLIP - Eco-friendly Frame Clips and System Brackets for a fuselage demonstrator
Programme: H2020 - CLEAN SKY 2 (https://www.cleansky.eu/)
Duration: 30 months, May 2020 to October 2022
Coordinator: Aimen centro tecnológico (España)
More information: Julio Vidal
The main objective of ECO-CLIP is to demonstrate the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of manufacturing high added-value structural aircraft parts (frame clips and system brackets) using recycled CF/LMPAEK obtained from factory waste.
To achieve this objective, ECO-CLIP will attach the substitution of classical clips and brackets manufacturing processes for near-net-shape cost efficient and easy to implement processes such as injection moulding and 3D printing.
Moreover, ECO-CLIP will develop a specific ultrasonic welding procedure for joining the frame clips and system brackets to the aircraft structure, avoiding the need of fasteners which will allow not only economical cost reductions but also will reduce the environmental impact.
AIMEN is the coordinator of the project and will develop mainly the new materials based on recycled composites obtained from factory waste, thus the recycling process too, as well as will do the validation of the new parts by 3D printing and the development and validation of the ultrasonic welding procedure to join the new developed parts to the fuselage structure.
This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 886810