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8/19/2014 | 1 MINUTE READ

“Surfaces, Thermoforming, Laminating and Edgefolding” Tech Day at composites molder FRIMO

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Award-winning co-developer of Street Shark bionic car surfaces to minimize drag hosts technical workshop featuring top speakers and technology demonstrations.


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FRIMO’s next TechDay will take place in Freilassing, Germany on September 25, 2014 with the theme “Surfaces, Thermoforming, Laminating and Edgefolding” featuring a mix of key note speeches, a specialist exhibition and technology demonstrations. Expected attendance is 150 industry specialists. Registration is open until mid-September, but due to the limited number of available places, FRIMO recommends reserving space through their web-site as soon as possible.

Speakers from IHS, Visteon, Benecke-Kaliko and Sika Automotive will discuss general market developments, with particular focus on modern and economically efficient production solutions for surfaces with foils.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet a large number of partner companies displaying their developments that are making important contributions to our innovative solutions. The program on September 25, 2014 starts at 8:00 AM, with presentations beginning at 8:30 AM.

Following a brief introduction, forecasting specialist IHS will present a general market overview for developments in the European lightweight vehicles market. The next presentation moves from planning to a practical case study. Systems supplier Visteon will give insights into a current serial project in which the surface of an instrument panel is produced using the IMG (In-Mold-Graining) method.

In the second group of lectures, specialist company Benecke-Kaliko will present new opportunities for surfaces with foils and effective production solutions for processing them; the development of leather and artificial leather for premium surfaces are also a core topic in this section. Before the plant tour with live demonstrations begins in the afternoon, a talk will be given by Sika Tivoli that goes once more into the detail of materials development in the area of adhesives. The series of presentations at Lokwelt ends with a closing overview of technology trends and innovations as seen by FRIMO as a global technology partner.

Other participating companies include Galvanoform, 3D|Core, TMG, Senoplast, Jowat and Eschmann Textures. During the afternoon works tour, delegates will have the opportunity to view many of the developments and examples previously discussed live at the FRIMO facility in Freilassing, including:

  • Flexible thermoforming production by FullFlex
  • Fully automatic inline edgefolding solutions
  • Efficient generation of inserts by groove laminating
  • IMG-Thermoforming
  • Thermoforming simulation for foil combined with foil stretching frame
  • Control systems for the future.

For further information and the full program, go to www.frimo.com.