Multifunctional PAEK nanocomposites for Additive Manufacturing (F4 PAEK)

Lead Participant: Qioptiq Limited


The aim of F4 PAEK is to produce novel nano-composite materials for additive manufacturing. These new materials will offer multifunctional capabilities including lightweighting, thermal and electro-magnetic properties. The initial target applications are focussed on the defence and aerospace industry but the developments have potential implications and benefits that are far reaching, bringing together the advantages of improved material properties with the design freedom and lightweighting potential of additive manufacturing.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Qioptiq Limited, DENBIGHSHIRE £26,287 £ 13,142


Airbus Operations Limited, BRISTOL £4,248
Hosokawa Micron Limited, Runcorn £48,039 £ 24,020
Thales UK Limited £51,923 £ 25,962
2-Dtech Limited, Mitcheldean £163,190 £ 97,915
Haydale Limited, Ammanford, United Kingdom £219,968 £ 131,981
University of Exeter, United Kingdom £242,247 £ 242,247
Victrex Manufacturing Limited, Thornton Cleveleys £151,073 £ 75,536


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