JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 4

MOVING COMPOSITES FORWARD

"We
"We include
include composite
composite materials
materials in
in order
order
to
to offer
offer the
the most
most efficient
efficient protection"
protection"

Fichet-Bauche has been a pioneer in the field of locksmithing,
safes and vaults since 1825. The group is distributed over
two production sites in France. The Bazancourt location
specialises in safes, fireproof cabinets, doors and vaults, and
Baldenheim, in security joinery (anti-intrusion, ballistic resistance, etc.) and electronic security solutions. Fabien Joignaux,
R&D Manager, explain us the importance of composite materials in security applications.

Fabien Joignaux: Positioned at the

high end, we cover a wide range of certified security products (secure storage
cabinets, including fireproof, safes, vaults,
etc.) in order to ensure the best protection
possible for our clients. Innovation is part
of the group's DNA, since the threats and
circumvention strategies which our products must withstand are ever-evolving.
Incorporating composite materials into
our activity was a process that happened
quite naturally, as the advantages and
properties they offer allow us to make
progress on our range of protection and
services. Composite materials represent
around two-thirds of the weight of our
finished physical goods (safes, fireproof
cabinets), making them by far the main
component. Integrated into our applications, they ensure 90% of the physical
protection that our products guarantee.
To give you a general idea, the Bazancourt
site uses 1,000 metric tons of composite
materials each year. This figure can double in big years. On site, we have three
production lines that involve composite
materials: one line dedicated to protection against break-ins and high-security,

4

Fabien Joignaux
R&D Manager
Fichet-Bauche

another for our fireproof solutions, and
lastly, one focused on extreme fire protection, integrating blast protection.
What materials-related issues apply to
the defence and security sectors? How
do composite materials stand out from
standard materials?

F.J.: Our products must resist a wide

range of types of attacks. The first, and
most obvious, are physical attacks using
simple tools like hammers, axes, chisels, and power equipment, such as a
jack-hammer or drill. Our products must
also resist shocks and attempts to test the
solidity of the structure of all or part of
a safe. In some cases, safes may fall from
significant heights. This issue also comes
into play in the event of a building collapse, where solutions for protection are
likely to be employed.

"

JEC Composites Magazine: Can you
present modern security and defence
pioneer Fichet Group, and tell us how
much of your activity involves composite
materials?

with

Incorporating composite materials
into our activity was a process that
happened quite naturally

Fire and heat are particularly high risks
when it comes to storing assets or sensitive data like digital records, or for the
safety of people within a confinement
space. The fireproof properties of certain composites enable us to extend the
protection that is available for this type
of threat. For another rapidly growing

jec composites magazine / N°135 July - August 2020

threat, ballistics and blast protection are
imperative when seeking to protect valuables or individuals from attacks that use
weapons of war, bombs and vehicle-borne
improvised explosive devices (VBIED).
In our business, we include composite
materials in order to offer the most efficient multi-spectrum protection possible.
It's a delicate exercise where we must enhance one characteristic, for example fire
resistance, without cutting corners on the
other aspects. By balancing this equation,
composite materials allow us to offer hybrid protection systems.
What does your product range with composite materials comprise? How do these
materials open doors to new markets?

F.J: Historically, we have specialized in

designing, manufacturing and enhancing
our offer on the whole. In the context of
equipment for vaults and bank deposit
boxes, the solution consists of a steel-reinforced door that opens onto a space
with six armoured surfaces (the four walls
+ floor and ceiling), to which we fit reinforcing composite panels. We also offer
solutions to physically protect assets, valuables and people from impacts and firearms, for example in fire protection, those
that utilize fireproof cabinets.
Over time, we have developed hybrid



JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020

Cover
Edito
“We include composite materials in order to offer the most efficient protection”
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Agenda
BUSINESS
China - What is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on chemical groups in China?
Startup - UBQ introduces the greenest thermoplastic material
Finance - Finding funding
MANUFACTURING
Simulation - Virtual design of a mediacal auto-injection
Method - The importance of FRP process specifications
FEATURE AERONAUTICS - Can composites help restart activity?
- Additive manufacturing: Printing continuous carbon fibre in true 3D
- Thermoplastics: A thermoplastic T-profile with effective lay-up in one shot
- Maintenance: Automated adaptive machining of aircraft composite structures
- OOA: Out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes for composite aerostructures
- Process: Overmoulded interfaces for composite aircraft parts
- Bonding: The Bondline Control Technology
- Interview: “Don’t miss the shift to Green and the chance to make a positive impact on the environment!”
- Testimonials: Aeronautics: now what?
- Natural fibre: A satellite panel reinforced with natural fibres for cleaner space exploration
SOLUTIONS
Autonomous human flight - Sky is no limit for inventors
Building & construction - Building reality with composites
Aerospace - Lightweight liner-less carbon composite subscale cryotank
TECHNOLOGY
Design - Developing CFRP components for machine tools
Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Laboratory,c Texas State University
FEA - Optimization approach for designing composite components
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - “We include composite materials in order to offer the most efficient protection”
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - China - What is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on chemical groups in China?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Startup - UBQ introduces the greenest thermoplastic material
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Finance - Finding funding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Simulation - Virtual design of a mediacal auto-injection
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 19
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Method - The importance of FRP process specifications
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Additive manufacturing: Printing continuous carbon fibre in true 3D
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Thermoplastics: A thermoplastic T-profile with effective lay-up in one shot
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Maintenance: Automated adaptive machining of aircraft composite structures
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - OOA: Out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes for composite aerostructures
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Process: Overmoulded interfaces for composite aircraft parts
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Bonding: The Bondline Control Technology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Interview: “Don’t miss the shift to Green and the chance to make a positive impact on the environment!”
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Testimonials: Aeronautics: now what?
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 47
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - - Natural fibre: A satellite panel reinforced with natural fibres for cleaner space exploration
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Autonomous human flight - Sky is no limit for inventors
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Building & construction - Building reality with composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Aerospace - Lightweight liner-less carbon composite subscale cryotank
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Design - Developing CFRP components for machine tools
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - Inside the lab - Advanced Composites Laboratory,c Texas State University
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - FEA - Optimization approach for designing composite components
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