Composites in Mechatronics
Henk Kiela, Bart Bastings and Tim de Hond
Product development in the high-tech precision industry increasingly relies on the application of ‘new’ lightweight materials, such as carbon fibre composites. However, engineers lack composite know-how and experience. Last year, the Mechatronics department at Fontys University of Applied Sciences started the project ‘Composites in Mechatronics’, aimed at developing knowledge about carbon fibre composite machine parts, investigating production cost reduction and improving knowledge transfer to SMEs.