Companies JIP 2021 - cluster:
Circular Economy

Towards sustainable automated construction – Fiber reinforced thermoplastic 3D printing quality control system

Risk assessment and risk mitigation in 3D printing is riddled with complexity and uncertainty. At Royal HaskoningDHV, we believe that everything we build should be sustainable and circular. Automation and 3D printing of Circular Composites are vital to this transition. However, how can we be sure that what is printed complies with our design or the reliability requirements? We want you to capture the parameters of 3D printing relevant for the designer and the potential to use data related to these parameters in design optimisation. In addition, we ask you to come up with a concept for an integrated automated system. This system ensures that the quality of our printed parts falls within the preset window of geometric and thermal production tolerances.

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Kickstarting a circular textile economy in Kenya

Ever wondered what happens with used clothes in Africa? Join our mission to kickstart circular fashion where it matters most! ACT-Kenya and EWB-NL are fighting the textile waste mountain by developing local recycling solutions. We ask you to develop a shredder machine and define next steps for its output. 

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Circularity in Advanced Composites Manufacturing

With the rise in implementation of thermoplastic composites in major aerospace programs, we have the possibility to leverage one of the most crucial aspects of thermoplastic composites – the ability to re-melt and re-process consolidated components. This also means they are conducive to innovative recycling approaches as well as novel circular design philosophies. The assignment is to explore these concepts and provide insights for future designers.

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Bio Alley / Aevolution

The growing field of light electric vehicles like e-bikes, cargo vehicles etc. comes with a growing demand for durable, recyclable and potentially renewable composite material solutions. We are looking for a use-case oriented benchmark study of various material options especially emerging engineered living materials, their market and scalability potentials. 

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