CAMX 2018 preview: Schmidt and Heinzmann

Appears in Print as: 'Composites solutions for automation, preforming'

#sheetmoldingcompound #adhesives #camx


Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Schmidt & Heinzmann is featuring a range of composites equipment and manufacturing services. For example, it offers a variety of technologies for the cutting, dosing and distribution of brittle, ductile, visco-plastic and natural fibers. According to the company, almost any kind of fibers that are feedable up to 10,000 tex can be cut. Robust, high-quality wide roving cutters for chopping brittle fibers are maintenance-friendly and low-wear, with cutting lengths of 4-50 mm. A newly developed, high-performance fiber cutting system, called FiDoCut, cuts various types of fibers simultaneously in industrial quantities. It can cut most kinds of dry fiber up to 4,800 tex. The company also offers automation services and expertise including automatic rewinding and cutting units for small and big rolls or festooned material; a range of machines for automated cutting, weighing and stacking; preforming solutions; automated solutions for cooling, deburring and cleaning of FRP parts; and bonding with fully automated handling and process control.

In composites engineering, the company has experience setting up equipment for SMC or CF-SMC semi-finished material, part production for SMC or CF-SMC parts, defining and producing preforms, and defining bonding processes and production systems. Full composites engineering services include planning of the entire SMC or CF-SMC material production; planning of the production of SMC or CF-SMC parts; governmental approval processes; explosion protection and fire safety expertise; definition of equipment parameters to achieve product targets; definition and simulation of production processes before production; and calculation of cycle time, output and performance. Booth J17.


Related Topics


  • Additive manufacturing comes to composites fabrication

    The use of continuous fiber in additive manufacturing systems is not trivial, but it is being done. As this fabrication technology evolves and matures, options for applying it in everything from automotive to aerospace to consumer composites will expand tremendously, creating a host of new opportunities for the composites industry. Read here for who is providing what kind of additive manufacturing technology for use in composites fabrication.

  • SMC: Old dog, new tricks

    A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

  • Composites in commercial aircraft engines, 2014-2023

    The drive to boost aircraft operating efficiency continues to fuel adoption of polymer matrix composites in jet engines.