Mobility of people and goods causes the second largest contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.
Reducing weight of transporting vehicles and airplanes has a direct, positive and lasting impact on that contribution.

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Brightlands Materials Center is developing Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing technology for production of structural, lightweight and freeform parts for aerospace and other mobility markets. The technology manufactures thermoplastic composite parts with a high strength versus weight ratio in complex shapes. Unique design optimalization and parts integration allows for further weight savings compared to parts that are traditionally manufactured.

Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing brings mechanical reinforcement and it enables functional 3D printed products. As production technology it offers benefits with respect to cost effective small and medium series, flexibility and time to market. On demand and regional production allows for spare parts with reduced logistics and warehouse costs or availability on remote locations.

Additional to lightweighting, circular business models can be further explored because resource recovery of thermoplastic composites manufactured by Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing is relatively easy compared to traditional thermoset composites. Designing additive manufacturing products for end-of-life also allows reuse and recycling in local 3D printers.

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Our Products & Programs

Development of materials for continuous fiber additive manufacturing

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Development of structural, lightweight and free-form components

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Product Design for Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing

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Self-Sensing Composite Products

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Brightlands Materials Center offers Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing technology development – materials, process, predictive performance simulation – in close collaboration with the industry to enable industrial applications.

As an independent research center we offer accelerated innovation as well as funding opportunities.

Richard Janssen

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Richard Janssen
Business Development Manager
richard.janssen@brightlandsmc.com

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Tessa ten Cate

Tessa ten Cate

Program Manager

Richard Janssen

Richard Janssen

Business Development Manager

Peter Willemsen

Peter Willemsen

Project Manager

Bastiaan Ingenhut

Research Engineer

Guy Bex

Research Engineer

Eric Craenmehr

Eric Craenmehr

Research Engineer

Fidel Valega Mackenzie

Fidel Valega Mackenzie

Scientist

César Stüpp

César Stüpp

Scientist

Veronique Barthelemy

Scientist

Margot Segers

Margot Segers

Scientist

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Güralp Özkoc

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