Presentation held at the second public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project, held at La Ciotat, France, on 25th of June 2019.
The second public workshop of the FIBRESHIP project offered to the participants a chance to discuss the different composite materials solutions for shipbuilding as well as learn more about the latest technological advances of FIBRESHIP Project related to design, construction and operation of ships integrally built in composite materials. FIBRESHIP Consortium is looking for a niche in the future shipping market through promoting changes in the regulatory framework of IMO and generating guidelines and methodologies for designing, building and operating large-length vessels, laying the foundations of a new market based on composites technology in shipbuilding and shipping.
In this presentation, Txuma Iturgáiz on behalf of MTorres introduced the field of activity of his company which is focused on the development of new innovative machines with a high level of automatization for manufacturing and testing composite laminates. Txuma suggested that the most advanced technologies for composite manufacturing can be applied for the shipyards in the construction of a new generation of lightweight ships with the advantages of reasonable cost, flexibility and outstanding quality, extrapolating the advances reached in aeronautical and automotive sectors.