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‘CleanSky’ Updates Delivered during Composites UK Webinar

Wed, 14 October, 2020

Sofia Sampethai, TWI’s Adhesives, Composites and Sealants Senior Project Leader, delivered a talk on 12 October 2020 for Composites UK during a webinar regarding The Future of Aircraft Interiors.

Sofia’s talk, ‘CleanSky Projects at TWI: Towards Quieter and More Environmentally Friendly Aircrafts,’ detailed the principles of the CleanSky undertaking and included details of three CleanSky projects that TWI is currently involved in.

The projects that were explained were:

  • TCTool – which aims to develop an innovative end-effector for the industrialisation of the welding of thermoplastic components
  • TOD – a project to develop full-scale innovative composite doors, surrounds and sub-structures for regional aircraft fuselage barrel on-ground demonstrators
  • PADICTON – a project for the development of accurate functional distortion prediction models for the additive manufacture of polymeric and composite parts

Sofia’s talk was well received by the attendees who were keen to hear the latest developments in these ongoing projects.


These projects have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme as follows:

 TCTool (Grant Agreement number 865131)

TOD (Grant Agreement number 821192)

PADICTON (Grant Agreement number 864819)

Sofia Sampethai
Sofia Sampethai

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