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Engel, Fill develop automated cell for thermoplastic composites
The system combines a tape-laying cell with a consolidation unit to produce fit-for-purpose blanks with 15-30 tapes in 1-minute intervals.
JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners
The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
Engel launches forming and functionalization of organic sheets
Production cell demonstrates the forming and functionalization of organic sheets and unidirectional tapes in one injection molding step.
Research project reports potential for tape inserts in injection molding
The research consortium, led by the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production and the Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University, will present its results at K 2019.
ENGEL unveils IR robotic cell for large-series production of lightweight thermoplastic composites
Infrared radiation heats up and forms three organic sheets of differing thicknesses, for aesthetic surfaces while overmolding.
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.
NCC and Surface Generation partner to demonstrate thermoplastic overmolding capabilities
The two companies together have produced a number of carbon fiber reinforced / PA6 automotive demonstrators which are due to be assessed by an automotive OEM.
Fast manufacturing of tailored composite blanks
AZL and 12 partner companies have completed a research project to develop a new machine prototype allowing increased speed for manufacturing tailored composite blanks.
IRG CosiMo thermoplastic composites consortium unveils new facilities
IRG CosiMo combines companies along the whole thermoplastic composites process chain from materials to processing machinery to applications in automotive and aerospace.
Automated Preforming, Part 7: Fill Gesellschaft
Fill automates preforming for 1-min cycle time overmolded thermoplastic automotive parts but supplies automation throughout aero- and autocomposites process chains.
Overmolding as enabler for composites, aerospace to automotive
CCP Gransden can make 50 to 100,000 parts/yr economically viable using PEEK, PPS, PEI or PA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?
Engel: Full speed ahead on composites R&D
CW attended the Engel Symposium 2015 and visited its Technology Center for Lightweight Composites in St. Valentin, Austria.
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.
Thermoplastic composites feel the love at NPE2015
At NPE2015, some of the key players involved in thermoplastic composites exhibited a variety of solutions that are leading growth in new and emerging markets.
Infusible thermoplastics via in-situ polymerization
A low-viscosity monomer that can be polymerized in the mold enables infusion of continuous glass fiber with polyamide 6.
- Automatic tape layers
- Automated fiber placement machines
- Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
- Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
- Presses, compression molding
- Presses, hydraulic
- Presses, injection Molding
- Presses, laminating
- Presses, software and controls
- Presses, superplastic forming
- Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
- Presses, vacuum
- Auxiliary processing equipment
- Robotic handling equipment
- Consulting, process development