Within the framework of the QUALIFY project, a survey was developed to map the market potential for the application of adhesively bonded hybrid structures.
The project QUALIFY (Enabling Qualification of Hybrid Structures for Lightweight and Safe Maritime Transport), co-funded by the INTERREG 2SeasMers Zeeën Programme, aims to remove the technological and regulatory barriers that currently prevent the widespread application
The Qualify project is organizing a workshop at the 1st International Conference on Industrial Applications of Adhesives 2020 (IAA2020 conference) in Madeira (Portugal), on 5-6 March.
At present, there are no certification guidelines to orient the naval industry when certifying new designs using hybrid assemblies (adhesively bonded, composite to metal connections), which limits their application to secondary structures.
The project partners held their first meeting on the 2nd and 3rd October, at DAMEN Shipyards in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The planning of the activities was discussed in detail, and further discussions were planned with the participation of industrial