AACOMA is a 3-year EU-funded cross-border project in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (Wallonia and Flanders in Belgium, Limburg and Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany).

Multimaterials (Composites) used to be mainly developed for the aircraft and aerospace sector because of their combined lightweight and exceptional mechanical properties. The advanced material sector is growing, with a consolidated offer, ranging from raw material producers over technology development to production, research and development to industrial OEMs.

AACOMA stands for Accelerate advanced composite manufacturing. The aim of the project is:

  • to identify innovative EMR-based SME's across the entire value chain in order to connect them with each other and establish the links to the world-class institutes and technical centers in the region
  • to identify and realize demonstrator parts (incl. data regarding feasibility, quality and productivity), in cooperation with an international advisory board
  • to organize 6 roadshow events, addressing key topics like automated manufacturing, additive manufacturing or bio-based material systems, combined with match-making and training events

Thanks to its many highly innovative and leading SMEs in sectors such as Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Consumer products, Building and Infrastructure as well as Machine tool industry, the Euregio Meuse-Rhine is a potential hot-spot for the development of advanced composite material, manufacturing and process technologies.

The technical progress made in material design and advanced manufacturing processes (Industry 4.0) opens new ways for their use in many other sectors. With advanced materials such as composites, we create our common sustainable future through material savings, reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

AACOMA Consortium:

parners aacoma project

AACOMA financial support:

financing aacoma


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