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Dutch consortium conducts workshop on IPT on composite structures repairs and non-destructive inspection

The Dutch consortium ICRIT held a workshop in the beginning of this month at the Lightweight Structures Laboratory of the Brazilian Institute for Technological Research (IPT), in São José dos Campos. The workshop focused on training in the repair of composite structures and the associated non-destructive
A group of 36 representatives from various organizations in Brazil, such as Embraer, TAP, TAM, IPT, ITA and Fatec, participated at the workshop held in São José dos Campos. Photo: ICRIT 
inspection and was attended by some 36 representatives from various organizations in Brazil, such as Embraer, TAP, TAM, IPT, ITA, Fatec and others.

The objective of the workshop was to perform a composite repair and inspection on a real aircraft structure, to create more awareness of new aircraft maintenance practices and to launch a joint initiative between Brazilian and the Dutch parties for a dedicated center of excellence on integrated composite repair, inspection & training. The workshop was organized in cooperation with the Brazilian Aerospace Cluster.

Hugo Borelli Resende, director of the Lightweight Structures Laboratory, did a presentation about the lab for the workshop participants, and according to him “it is interesting that the maintenance areas of TAM and TAP got to know the lab capabilities;
Vacuum application prior to the curing process of repaired carbon-fiber sandwich panel. Photo: ICRIT
likewise, it is important that graduate students and professors understand how we can do collaborative research with universities.”

ICRIT (Integrated Composite Repair, Inspection & Training), is a consortium of Stratagem Group B.V., Acrats Training Services B.V., TiaT Europe B.V. and others that provides industrial leadership for global development of sustainable and validated structural repair, automated inspection, inspection data collection & dissemination and training through the combined innovative strength, synergy and complementarity of partners/institutions worldwide.