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Recycling carbon fibre from commercial aircraft

Of all the structural elements comprising an aircraft, carbon fibre is the most arduous to recycle.

19th April 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Orlando, FL

Transport/​Aerospace, Sustainable

To illustrate this achievement, UAM presented a 3D-printed engine stand manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) from commercial aircraft at the three-day MRO Americas conference last week. The resulting second-generation carbon fibre material is fit as raw resource for industrial use. “As such, it becomes a feasible supply for advanced additive manufacturing supply chains, utilized by automotive and other manufacturing industries in need of cost-competitive carbon fibre,” the company explains.

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