Fiber-reinforced composites have multiple advantages over metals and plastics. Common opportunities with composites to improve your product are a weight reduction or an increase in stiffness and strength. REIN4CED assists you in investigating the feasibility to manufacture your new or redesigned product in composite materials. Depending on the requirements for a specific application, weight, cost, mechanical performance and sustainability are considered in the feasibility study.
When a composite design is deemed suitable for your product, REIN4CED will propose a number of concepts in order to maximize performance or minimize cost or weight. REIN4CED considers monolithic composites, hybrid (e.g. glass/carbon) composites, sandwich structures or stiffened structures.
REIN4CED is a recognized service provider within the SME-portofolio for the pillar advice. A flemish SME company can receive a subsidy of 50% of the costs for a preliminary study from REIN4CED (up to a maximum of € 2,500).