Funktionsintegrierte Optimierte Neuartige Additive Strukturen (FIONA) (2020-2024)

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The FIONA consortium consists of partners from industry and academia.
Its aim is to advance the technology of filament layer manufacturing (FLM) within the area of continuous fiber-reinforced, functionalized and multi-material aircraft components.
The spectrum of FIONA reaches from investigation of suitable materials, in particular with respect to functionality and processability, over process and system design to computer aided design optimization. The role of the CSC, in this consortium, is the development of FLM customized models to optimize application driven-components based on anisotropic materials. Furthermore, these models serve as a basis for the assessment of the potential of this additive manufacturing technology with respect to optimized component design.

The consortium is funded by the Federal Aviation Research Programme (Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm LuFo VI-1) from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). It is a collabaration between Airbus S.A.S., Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, sfs GmbH, Safran S.A., Faserinstitut Bremen, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Broetje Automation and FAU. The principal investigators from FAU are Michael Stingl and Fabian Wein.

Runtime: 10/2020 – 03/2024, CSC: 2 x 100% E13