The solution includes the machines required for high-productivity manufacture of composites using the HP-RTM process with epoxy resin matrix and carbon fiber reinforcement.BMW 7 Series CFRP: corrections and missing details CompositesWorld
Images of the hybrid B pillars being pressed plus joint design, adhesives technology and BMW’s insights into the future needs for CFRP in automotive.Engel to present pre-series production solutions at Composites Europe CompositesWorld
In partnership with Schöfer, Engel has developed a pre-series manufacturing cell for the manufacture of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced components using the in-situ polymerization technology.Must-read: BMW 7 Series plant tour in Dingolfing, Germany CompositesWorld
CW’s Ginger Gardiner toured the 7 series plant for a look at how 16 CFRP parts, each made by one of four technologies, are combined with aluminum and steel components to form what BMW engineers have dubbed the Carbon Core.Innovation: Moving faster than ever CompositesWorld
The rate of composites innovation is higher than I’ve ever seen, and the implications are significant.