Composite materials are widely used in aerospace – they provide the best specific mechanical properties among other structural materials such as metals or alloys.
But there are numerous issues that signinfcantly limit the applications and nullify the efficiency of composite structures. Among them are high cost, technological limitations, inspection and service issues, design complications and many others.
The biggest misconception in the existing design approaches with composite structures is what we call “metal thinking” – appying same design approaches to composite materials as if they were metals.
In this presentation, we will focus on a different approach to design with composite materials, hardware solutions for this approach, and discuss use cases in aerospace segment.
A presentation by Fedor Antonov, CEO, Anisoprint.
About Fedor Antonov
Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1985. In 2007 Graduated from Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics with a degree in mechanics. In 2011 got a PhD degree on mechanics of deformable solids at Moscow State University. Worked as stress engineer at a jet engine production plant, as lead engineer at engineering center on composite materials, then as senior research scientist at the Composites R&D Center of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. In 2015 founded Anisoprint – startup focusing on the development of continuous fiber reinforced composites 3D printing technology.
Anisoprint is a hardware startup producing Carbon Fiber 3D Printers that allow to manufacture carbon reinforced plastic parts that can substitute metal ones in aerospace and engineering areas along with cutting costs and increasing productivity.
We are now on the cusp of a new industrial revolution that will end mass production in areas where individual goods or small batch goods are needed. Products for sports, robots, quadcopters, medical prostheses and orthoses, sports goods.
In Anisoprint we follow this revolution and are going to be a part of it, thus we have developed a technology that allows to 3D-print functional products from composites reinforced with continuous fibers that are many times lighter and stronger than metal ones.
Fedor will be speaking at the 2021 edition of the Aerospace 3D Printing Conference.