Welding Of Thermoplastics


ÉireComposites is involved in serial production, prototyping and R&D in thermoplastic composite (TPC) components for the aerospace, transport, wind energy and marine industries, using both press-moulding and autoclave facilities.

As part of the Ybridio and Innova projects, ÉireComposites has performed research on welding of composites which offers the capacity for reduced cost and increased automation. The company can carry out induction and resistance welding and amorphous bonding of CP/PEEK, CF/PEKK and GF/PP. Welding of thermoplastics was evaluated for the Bombardier C-series composite wing.