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The markets: Automotive (2021)
Composites continue measured growth as the global automotive industry, driven by zero-emissions goals toward increased electrification, seeks to reduce vehicle weight and improve performance.
3D printing CFRP molds for RTM flaperon, exoskeletons and more
The Chair of Carbon Composites at TU Munich is advancing composite additive manufacturing via large-scale extrusion, continuous fiber printing, integrating heating into tools and more.
Compression RTM for production of future aerostructures
Automated preforming and 5-min resin infiltration show a way forward for lower-cost CFRP primary structures.
Chomarat glass fiber reinforcement lightens mass-produced auto parts
G-PLY, developed for KraussMaffei’s HP-RTM process, reportedly delivers weight savings of 60% for leaf springs.
HP-RTM for serial production of cost-effective CFRP aerostructures
Merging automotive process and tooling with aerospace quality to meet increasing production rates.
Alpex and HRC form JV to provide composite tooling services in China
Jiangsu ALPEX Technology Co., Ltd. will support mass production of carbon fiber composites.
Hexcel molding compound enables high-volume, zero-waste process
The company’s HexMC-i 2000 high-performance molding compound has been used to produce a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) transmission crossmember using a zero-waste process well-suited for high-volume manufacture.
Rear wall reboot: One-stop, tow to tape to CFRP part
Audi and Voith Composites iterate the CFRP rear wall from R8 sports car to A8 luxury sedan via an automated production line able to output hundreds of parts per day.
LG Hausys invests in HP-RTM machine from KraussMaffei
The machine is producing advanced structural components for the visible part of automobiles, including a CFRP roof panel.
2013 JEC Europe new product showcase
The JEC Europe 2013 trade show (March 12-14, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the HPC editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.