Interiors technological solutions provider Grupo Antolin is to participate in the Micro-Sinter-Membrane research project, which has been conceived to investigate a new filter membrane concept for vehicle interiors to reduce particle and contaminant ingress, including viruses and bacteria present in the air.
The project is led by Spanish automotive cluster Castilla y León FACYL, Industrias Maxi and the Aenium Engineering startup, and the research includes a feasibility study of membrane manufacturing through I3D processing strategies and digital production management.
Grupo Antolin is collaborating in the project as an evaluator of the technological potential of the solution. Meanwhile, Aenium Engineering is the partner in charge of the R&D development of the membrane through a new process using parameterized fusion and laser sintering processes of multilayered technical polymers. Within the consortium, Industrias Maxi is carrying out digital management of the production and application of machine vision systems for the control of the membrane prototype, post-manufacture on the additive manufacturing lines. For its part, FACYL is responsible for the coordination of the project, costings and analysis of a future industrial development project of the prototype cell.
Within its Clean Interiors project, Grupo Antolin is researching different technologies with the aim of turning vehicle interiors into a space of safety and comfort, as well as a health protection bubble. This includes protection of the interior from the high concentration of allergens and pollution in urban centers.