Conference paper Open Access
Celine Le Gleuher; Christopher Buchmann; Katharina Schlegel; Alois Friedberger
Monitoring the infusion and cure during the manufacturing of composite parts offers great potential to increase both process stability and economic efficiency. Using high frequency technology, a single sensor line is sufficient to provide spatial information on the position of multiple flow fronts and the local progress of the cure of the resin. Thus, the number of sensors necessary can be reduced, minimizing negative effects on the process and facilitating sensor integration. In combination with different sensors geometries such as printed types and wire sensors, the technology can be tailored to the needs of a specific process. The presentation covers the recent advances on the technology which have been obtained within the EU-funded project ZAero where the sensors are used as a building block to enable a fully digitalized and transparent process chain.