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

solutions that enable us to counter several
ranges of threats all at the same time, for
example a combination of physical and
thermal attacks. Finally, a smaller range
of security doors designed to protect individuals has rounded out our offer over
the past thirty years to meet our clients'
expectations. On a smaller scale, we may
propose security solutions offering ballistics and explosion resistance that can be
integrated into tactical operations vehicles. We are also present on the aeronautics and naval markets.
All of our products undergo certification
phases through independent bodies, and
are all compliant with the A2P standard,
so they have been certified by the National Prevention and Protection Centre
(CNPP), the reference body in France. At
the European level, we meet the requirements for the European Committee for
Banking Standards (ECBS) label.
How are composite materials a decisive
factor when considering ballistic joinery?

F.J: A reinforced door in a bank vault can

represent a total weight of more than 2
metric tons. But the ratio in weight may
only represent one-tenth overall when
we're talking about steel or aluminium
security doors that do not exceed 300 kg.
They are installed to protect areas open to
the public, such as embassies or government offices.

Factory production line for Fichet-Bauche security products

ing the design of our products so that they
offer perfect visual integration. Composites help us in our approach to security
joinery, notably by opening up the possibilities for weight reduction and aesthetic
finishes that are unobtrusive within public
spaces, without compromising on technical performance.
How have you organized the group's
supply chain with respect to composite
materials?

F.J: Our procurement system for raw

These appeared on the market about 50
years ago and are used on facades, sensitive access points and in critical areas
within a space. The demand has increased
over the last twenty years due to growing
threat to the public in such places.

materials remains quite simple, particularly as a result of the volumes of material
that we use. We aren't in the ranks of the
construction industry, but the volumes are
substantial enough to make it worthwhile
for our suppliers. We purchase our materials component by component, as opposed
to other industries where "ready-mix" can
be used. The reason is specific to our field,
as an external partner should not be able to
reconstitute all of the items and processes
that we implement. The culture of secrecy
is obviously very present in our high-security market. Once we receive the materials,
we store, convert and integrate the composite solutions into our finished products.
Our compositions are proprietary and we
keep them secret as soon as they leave our
workshops, which is an additional guarantee of high security.

Though architects today are working on
reception areas that are very open, and
banks in particular are re-thinking them
more dynamic for customers, we must
provide optimal security all while adapt-

We rely on an established network of
suppliers, some of which are specialized
in very specific components. Often, they
have worked with us for a very long time,
and are familiar with our constraints. They

We rely on an established network
of suppliers, some of which are specialized in very specific components.
Often, they have worked with us for
a very long time, and are familiar
with our constraints.

are also uniquely positioned to make suggestions, when a product from their range
is likely to help improve ours.
When we are seeking a breakthrough innovation, we approach new players, too.
Nevertheless, our frequent contact with
French and European protection and defence organizations means that we must
satisfy very specific requests. So we benefit from these institutions' own networks
when it comes to designing and testing
innovative solutions.
In a context of security tensions and the
appearance of new threats, have you
observed a new demand for composite
solutions developing?

F.J.: The demand has, in fact, shifted in

recent years. Historically, we were dedicated essentially to protecting valuables
(assets, capital, trade secrets and intellectual property). Today, the sector for
protecting people is on the rise. We must
keep in mind that security is a matter of
feelings. In spite of the technology or the
materials used, it is never an absolute certainty.
The dawn of the 21st century saw the
emergence of a new type and potential
frequency of attacks that were not previously widespread on the European
continent (terrorist attacks, explosions,
firearms). Security is increasingly present
in our environment, and can be a source
of anxiety for some. Composite materials
help us in our efforts to make our solutions low-profile, by reducing .../p.9

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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
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 10
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
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 20
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
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 48
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
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #135 - July/August 2020 - 65
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