The IIAMS project is related to the advanced low-weight and high-performance structures domain. More specifically, the mission of this innovative system is to enable the manufacturing of flyable components belonging to a wing box carbon fiber composite structure, which shall be manufactured by infusion.
All the structural elements shall be manufactured by AFP lay-up in a compatible way with the designed system, minimizing the tooling and taking advantage of flexibility and synergies of the main operations for the intended manufacturing process.
IIAMS project will represent the first product case of flyable and potentially certifiable carbon fiber (CF) wing box made using LRI and OoA composites in Europe. Therefore, there are potential product patents that will ensure product commercialization. These technologies will involve a significant production cost reduction for the carbon fiber industry over more conventional approaches (like pre-preg), and MTorres will be in charge of make it reality.
This project could define the future aerospace manufacturing standard, and the path to follow on the future new commercial programs.