Dieffenbacher North America Inc.
9495 Twin Oaks Dr.
Windsor , ON N8N 5B8 CA
The Dieffenbacher Group
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Creative Composites begins Class A body panels molding
Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco series, used for production of Creative Composite’s SMC Class A body panels for automotive applications, enables higher productivity and larger component sizes.
Dieffenbacher innovations focus on SMC, D-LFT
Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets
A process that combines continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PAEK with chopped fiber/PEEK overmolding is making inroads in the aerospace market. Parts that previously could not be produced cost-effectively from composites can now be made at less cost than their metal counterparts.
Dieffenbacher, Arburg partner to offer combined injection/transfer molding process
The companies demonstrated their combined capabilities with a recent project to develop a modular injection/transfer molding cell to produce hybrid parts.
Compression presses keep evolving in response to composites innovation
Shorter, lighter, smaller footprint Fiberpress machines are ideal for facilities with lower ceilings, automated production lines.
CarbonPro box: new forming process
From materials to assembly, the carbon fiber composite CarbonPro box manufacturing process features innovative, automated preforming technologies.
Continuous tapes, D-LFT meet up in new compression molding process
Design research for an automotive load floor module drove development of a new compression molding process for direct-long-fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) composites.
AVK presents its 2018 Innovation Awards
The 2018 AVK Innovation Awards were presented at the International Composites Congress (ICC) on Nov 5, chosen from more than 50 submissions.
Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?
JEC World 2018 preview: Dieffenbacher
New tailored blank line and CompressLite for high-volume composites production
Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.
Fraunhofer ICT in-mold pressure sensors for HP-RTM
Pressure sensor-based mold fill expected to maximize part consistency and minimize cycle time for auto industry molders.
Five more exciting months in composites for 2017
As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at its lowest.
Plant Tour: Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, Germany
This wide-ranging research center works with government and industry to develop the best of polymer composite processing, across a range of technologies.
A look inside Fraunhofer ICT
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Munich, Germany) is the largest applied research organization in Europe, with more than 67 institutes and research units located throughout Germany staffed by 24,500 people, mostly scientists and engineers. CW recently got a chance to tour one, Fraunhofer ICT in Pfintzal, Germany.
SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.
Preforming goes industrial: Part 1
ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.
Automated Preforming, Part 1: Numbers and Landscape
CW’s multi-blog series on preforming begins with an overview and quick look at the numbers: 1-minute take time, 10-15 seconds per layer, 490-kg/hr and 3.5 million parts/year. Are you ready for serial CFRP production?
500,000 parts per year? No problem!
BENTELER-SGL develops fully automated HP-RTM production of the weight- and space-saving composite leaf spring for Volvo’s multi-model SPA global platform.
Compression molding: New materials and markets
From multifunctional aircraft interiors to compounds using continuous fabrics to the growing use of recycled carbon fiber – compression molding offers new opportunities.
JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.