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211, 2018

SAFETY SHOE NOSE FROM RECYCLED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES

Saxion graduation student develops safety shoe nose made of thermoplastic composites waste Mechanical engineering student Ilse ten Bruggencate designed and tested during her Bachelor thesis assignment a safety shoe nose made of thermoplastic composite waste. The objective of her research was to investigate whether a safety shoe nose that meets the requirements of the heaviest category can be [...]

1710, 2018

NEW RECYCLING ROUTE FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES

TPAC and TPRC developed a new recycling process for thermoplastic composites offering high mechanical performance and design freedom at low cost. With the growth of applications and production of thermoplastic composites, the amount of generated scrap increases and reaches substantial volumes. Considering the high commercial value of this material as well as legal and environmental reasons, the development [...]

2009, 2018

OPENING NEW FACILITIES and INAUGURATION OF FERRIE VAN HATTUM

On Friday 14th of September, the new lab facilities of the recently founded ThermoPlastic composites Application Center (TPAC) are opened by Anka Mulder, the president of Saxion, University of Applied Sciences. The lab features new processing equipment enabling it’s focus on cost-effective processing and application of thermoplastic composites. At the same time the inauguration of Ferrie van Hattum [...]

409, 2018

5 YEARS LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES

Celebrating 5 years of Lightweight Structures: Opening TPAC lab facilities and inaugural speech On 14th September 2018 there is enough to celebrate. The research group Lightweight Structures celebrates its 5th anniversary, the inaugural speech of Ferrie van Hattum, professor Lightweight Structures takes place and the new lab facilities of the Thermoplastic composite Application Center (TPAC) are officially opened. [...]

905, 2018

KICKOFF Lightweight Automotive Suspension

Saxion, TPAC and HAN have started a 2-year project on a lightweight automotive suspension. Several activities have been started after the kickoff of the project Lightweight Automotive Suspension (LAS).  This 2 year project will answer the question: What are the application possibilities of thermoplastic composites in highly loaded safety critical automotive components for serial production?   [...]

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