More Efficient Manufacturing Technology: Integrated Sensors Secure and Monitor the Manufacturing of Thick-Walled CFK Structures

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“Infusion 4.0,” a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, shows how effective fiber-optic sensors are in monitoring the vacuum infusion process during the production of large composite components. Together with its project partner, MT Aerospace AG, the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF has made the previously-hidden process steps visible and digitally controllable, thereby increasing process reliability. This new, efficient manufacturing technology supports reliable and fast development of aerospace products.