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High-volume autocomposites

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.

Fast and Faster: Rapid-cure resins drive down cycle times

Fast and Faster: Rapid-cure resins drive down cycle times
New systems include sub-1-minute cures ideal for higher automotive production volumes.

voith roving applicator

Voith unveils digital carbon fiber manufacturing line
Patented production line used to produce the carbon fiber reinforced plastic rear panel for the new Audi A8.

Voith Composites automated composites production for Audi A8 rear wall

Automation, automotive, recycling and more from JEC World 2018
Mass production of automotive composites, recycling and composites in shipbuilding are just some of the themes from this year’s JEC.

Aston Martin and Dow partnership

Aston Martin and Dow announce continuation of technical partnership
Partnership paves the way for further joint advancement to drive innovation and engineering excellence.

iComposite 4.0 AZL Schuler press glass fiber spray deposition preform with local carbon fiber UD patches

iComposite 4.0 — cutting composites cost by 50%
An intelligent, integrated process using 3D fiber spraying, inline inspections/simulation and embedded RFID chips to cut scrap and rejections for structural HP-RTM epoxy parts.

The rear wall of the Audi R8 Spyder, manufactured by BENTELER-SGL.

Highlights: SPE ACCE 2017
The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive composites design, tooling and fabrication.

Dow, DuPont complete merger to become DowDuPont
DowDuPont will operate as a holding company under with three standalone divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products.

JEC World 2017: Show report, part 1

JEC World 2017: Show report, part 1
JEC World 2017 was, by almost any measure, the biggest and busiest JEC event yet, and exhibitors came with much to show the world of composites about innovation in materials, equipment and technology.

JEC World 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

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.

CFRP differential carrier

Metal + composite = Less weight, more room
Global supplier develops scaled design approach for metal/composite hybrids in highly loaded automotive applications.

composites

Breathing-mold process yields sandwich composite from LFT
In-cavity foaming and controlled mold-opening technique creates core and faceskins from a single injection molded material, reducing part mass and boosting performance.

Structural adhesives, Part I: Industrial

Structural adhesives, Part I: Industrial
Today’s myriad chemistry options enable formulators to tailor adhesives to customers' exact application requirements.

carbon fiber, prepreg, epoxy prepreg, composites

The matrix
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here’s a guide to selection.

CW MAY 16 Drawing

Form + function = Classy chassis
Sandwich-composite chassis components double as structural and styling elements, reducing cost of ownership.

JEC World 2016 exhibition and product previews
JEC World 2016 will be held in Paris March 8-10. These are some of the products that will be found at the show.

Wet compression molding

Wet compression molding
Automated process cuts cycle time and cost for CFRP parts with potential for 65% fiber volume via Dynamic Fluid Compression Molding variant.

VOC reduction strategies for LFRT composites
Additives supplier seeks novel methods to limit VOC emissions from long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.

Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone

Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone
Epoxies continue to be developed for faster cure to meet automotive production rates.

Dow: 60-second epoxy is in range with liquid compression molding
Dow Automotive Systems (Horgen, Switzerland) made big news at JEC Europe 2014 with the introduction of VORAFORCE, its ultralow-viscosity, fast-cure epoxy for automotive molding.

The rise of HP-RTM
Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.

Product Categories of Dow Automotive Systems

Materials
  • Adhesives
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Solvent-based
      • Epoxy, Water-based
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Urethane
      • Urethane, Solvent-based
      • Urethane, Water-based
      • Urethane, Other
Composite Structures & Components
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Carbon/carbon composites
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
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