Kordsa and Sabanci University, Turkey, are to lead the two-year Directional Composites Through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMi) project to develop composites for 3D printing.
The DiCoMi project has received €3m in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
System, software and material development are all aspects of improving the additive manufacturing process for composites and will be addressed within DiCoMi, which will involve the participation of 16 project partners from 11 countries.
The work will take place at the Composite Technologies Centre of Excellence, a facility established by Kordsa and Sabanci University that has been officially qualified as an R&D centre by the Turkish authorities and is considered a pioneering establishment within the country for its university-industry collaborative business model.
Established in 1973, Kordsa is the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial nylon and polyester yarn, tyre cord fabric.
The company also develops intermediate products and applications in the field of composite reinforcement for customers in aviation, automotive, sports equipment, wind turbines, marine and other industries.