To achieve enhanced sustainbility for air vehicles

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
To achieve enhanced sustainbility for air vehicles
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To Design for sustainability
Sub capability: 
Manufacturing
R&I needs: 
Manufacturing
Achievements
2020: 
* Net-to-shape manufacturing techniques for composites to limit scraps and machining * Low-energy manufacturing processes (eg OoA) * manufacturing process energy is partially re-used eg by the use of heat exchangers * Optimised non-continous automated deposition techniques for composites for complex shapes * trade-off applied and accepted between environmental impact caused by manufacturing processes leading to light weight structures and energy saving through-out lifecycle
2035: 
* manufacturing process energy is re-used eg by the use of heat exchangers

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