Iochpe-Maxion, Embraer and the Technological Research Institute (IPT) are working on a project that focuses on developing studies on processes for the use of carbon fiber in urban mobility initiatives. Starting in August and lasting 24 months, the partnership will have a total investment of approximately R$2.5 million.
In addition to the group, the project will have the participation of startup Subiter, which specializes in non-destructive infrared composite inspections.
“Although the applications of carbon fiber-based composites are comprehensive and potentially useful to many other industries, today they are focused on the development and construction of aeronautical structures, defense articles and automotive parts, which sediment knowledge so that they can benefit others in the future. segments such as oil and gas, naval, health, leisure, infrastructure, generation and transport of electric and wind energy”, says the engineer of composite materials of technological development at Embraer, Tanila Faria.
The project will be coordinated by the IPT. Embraer will contribute its expertise in composites and product design, and Maxion Structural Components (MSC), a division of Iochpe-Maxion, will contribute to the development of high-speed production processes for the mobility sector.
“With this project, we will combine Embraer’s deep knowledge in the use of carbon fiber with our rapid production capacity, developed in other projects with the IPT”, says MSC’s global director of innovation, Marco Tulio Ricci.
The partnership will also count on the promotion of research and development by the Brazilian Company for Industrial Research and Innovation (EMBRAPII).
Source: CNN Brasil