Web Industries (Marlborough, MA, US) showed a new product at its booth: a high-quality chopped carbon fiber/thermoplastic prepreg, available with PA-6, PEEK, or PEKK resin. This high-precision formatted thermoplastic chop is available to compression molding fabricators in widths and lengths matched to specification-driven needs. Composite part manufacturers can use these chopped materials in high-performance compression molding net shape applications to reduce weight and cost compared to machined and assembled metal designs. Web Industries says the product eliminates the need for fabricators to invest in non-core assets to support market growth.
Editor PickJEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization
The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.