EADS is offering technology licensing associated with the company’s patented Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP), including a preform manufacturing machine that is highly automated and self-adaptable. VAP provides an optimized out-of-autoclave manufacturing process the makes the production of large, lightweight parts more cost effective and provides high quality finished products.
Other technologies offered by EADS include production methods for single and multi-layer preforms using tailored fibre placement. The company unveiled the licensing initiative this week at the s JEC Composites 2011 exposition in Paris. The company offer licensees the experience and support of experts from across the company, providing expertise and lessons learned in composites production. The first such forum meeting will be held during the second half of 2011 with Airbus in Toulouse, France.