Carbon-NanoWeld is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation (Project: ENTERPRISE/0916/0030)”. The project was launched in May 1st, 2018 and is expected to be completed by April 30th, 2020.
Carbon-NanoWeld presents the industrial development of an innovative technical carbon fabric, the NanoWeld® fabric, with a revolutionary strength-weight ratio (SWR) compared to currently commercially available carbon fabrics.
The general objective of the project is the research and development for optimizing the technical properties of NanoWeld® as a commercial product to the market and for designing a full-scale industrial production of the novel, NanoWeld® carbon fabric. The superior technical properties of NanoWeld® are based on the introduction of additional effective load-transfer mechanisms, which excessively enhance fabrics performance and eventually CFRP composite strength. In the lamina level, NanoWeld® creates a fractal structure, which effectively transfers the load imitating structures that serve nature for millions of years so far, such as feathers.
Carbon-NanoWeld is coordinated by AmaDema in partnership with the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). Carbon-NanoWeld aims to involve the project’s young postdoctoral researchers in original, high-tech industrial research work in the field of advanced polymer nano-composite materials through novel activities of material design, processing, and experimental evaluation. The proposed work is expected to significantly contribute to AmaDema’s R&D activities as well as its establishment in local & EU market.
Get familiar with NanoWeld Technology at the following link http://nanoweld.net/
Carbon NanoWeld Line
Carbon NanoWeld Line
May 1st: Launch of the project
May 1st: Initiation of Dissemination Strategy and Implementation
May 17th: Kick off Meeting at AmaDema
July 17th: Consortium Meeting 2 at AmaDema
August 1st: Initiation of Technology Mapping and Market Analysis
September 11th – 12th: The team attended ISD 2018, Industrial Space Days, in ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to promote Carbon-NanoWeld and meet potential customers and suppliers.
September 25th: Consortium Meeting 3 at AmaDema
October 31st8: Launch of Project’s website.
November 23rd: Consortium Meeting 4 at CUT
January: Launch of Custom Made Nanofiber process setup
March 12th to 14th: Visit in JEC World 2019 in Paris
March 31st: Market Analysis Completion | Technology Mapping Completion
April 8: Consortium Meeting 5 at AmaDema
April 25: Dissemination Strategy Completion | Completion of the rest of deliverables
April 30: Custom Made Nanofiber process demonstration
May 2019: Project Intermediate Report submission
July 2019: Contribution with presentation to the MECHCOMP 2019, 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites June 1st to 4th Lisbon, Portugal
Aug 2019: NanoFiber and NanoWeld process Mechanical Design and Setup
Sep 2019: Consortium Meeting 6 at AmaDema
Oct 2019: Marketing Strategy and Business Plan Optimization
Nov 2019: Contribution with presentation to the 22nd International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS22) in Wuhan, China in Oct 31st to Nov 3rd, 2019
Dec2019: Completion of NanoFibers Testing and Beginning of Panels Manufacturing to be tested
February: Preparation for JEC World 2020 in Paris - 1st time as exhibitor
March 12th to 14th: JEC World 2019 in Paris was cancelled
March 31st: Finishing Manufacturing of CFRP and NanoWeld-CFRP panels
April: Consortium Meeting 7 - Teleconference
April 30: Virtual AmaDema Open-Day for Carbon NanoWeld Demo
May: One month extension has been given to the project due to COVID 19
June: Successful completion of Mechanical Testing of CFRP and NanoWeld-CFRP specimens
June: Reporting and Submission of scientific results in journal publication
July: Deliverables, Final Scientific and Financial Reports were submitted
September: Awaiting for project evaluation and closure
Jun: Scientific evaluation was successfully completed with “Category B - Very Good”.