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The Fiber Placement Center of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV add Cevotec and Coriolis Composites as partners
Cevotec and Coriolis Composites will contribute their own fiber placement and automation technologies to the FPC facility, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
FPC to explore new production concepts for lightweight components
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened a new Fiber Placement Center in Meitingen, Germany.
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?
Chinese firm invests in advanced preforming technology
Compositence GmbH (Leonberg, Germany), specializing in innovative preforming technologies for carbon, glass and other fiber types and supplier of tailored preforms, has partnered with GON Group (Qingdao, China).
Preforming goes industrial: Part 2
Automated preforming isn’t only for 2D and 2.5D parts. Innovators are taking successful aim at building 3D preforms at production speeds.
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?
- Preforms, unimpregnated
- Continuous fiber
- Automated fiber placement machines
- Thermoset materials
- Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
- Carbon/carbon composites