50685 Century Ct.
Wixom , MI 48393-2066 US

FRIMO Group GmbH


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FRIMO, Hennecke form strategic partnership for automotive applications

FRIMO, Hennecke form strategic partnership for automotive applications
The companies will combine their core competencies with a focus on polyurethane and other materials applications for the production of passenger vehicles.

hybrid composite rear load floor for battery-electric vehicle

Hybrid thermoplastics give load floor impact strength
Project leads to development of new compression process for selective application of D-LFT on UD tape laminates.

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.

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.

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.

BMW plant

BMW 7 Series Plant: Dingolfing, Germany
Via four different manufacturing methods, CFRP goes mainstream in automated multi-material BIW and assembly operations at BMW’s busiest plant.

vacuum infusion

Fabrication methods
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

Natural fiber composites: Market share, one part at a time

Natural fiber composites: Market share, one part at a time
Suppliers and adventurous composites fabricators put the “feel good” aspect in the rearview mirror, winning customers by competing on price and performance.

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.

The markets: Automotive (2014)
A revitalized auto industry emerged from the Great Recession in 2012 leaner and, in terms of health-related concerns, cleaner, too, but faced a one-two punch in terms of fuel economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards that put intense focus on vehicle lightweighting.

Auto composites quest: One-minute cycle time?
Faced with high fuel prices and ever-more stringent restrictions on tailpipe emissions, automakers are taking composites into their own hands.

Product Categories of FRIMO Inc.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Flow-coating equipment
  • Foam application equipment
  • Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
  • Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
  • Roll-forming machines
  • Spray booths
  • Spray guns
  • Used primary equipment
  • Vacuum formers
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, compression molding
    • Presses, hydraulic
    • Presses, laminating
    • Presses, low-pressure
    • Presses, software and controls
    • Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
    • Presses, vacuum
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Cast
    • Composite
      • Composite, fiberglass
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Backup structures
    • Flexible mold materials
    • Induction heating systems
    • Mold cleaners
    • Mold polishes
    • Release films
    • Urethane
    • Release agents
      • Release agents, internal
      • Release agents, liquid
      • Release papers
      • Release agents, sprays
      • Release agents, waxes
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Adhesive applicators
    • Bonding equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
    • CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
    • Chillers (for molds, production lines)
    • Choppers
    • Compressors
    • Computer controls and software
    • Curing ovens/lamp arrays
    • Cutting equipment, laser
    • Cutting equipment, manual
    • Cutting equipment, ultrasonic
    • Diecutting (die cutting) equipment
    • Drilling and cutting tools
    • Drum-handling equipment
    • Drying equipment
    • Dust-recovery/odor/ventilation equipment
    • Material handling equipment
    • Metering/dispensing equipment
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Roll stands
    • Rollers
    • Routers
    • Sheeters
    • Slitters
    • Trimming equipment
    • Welding equipment for thermoplastics
    • Other auxiliary equipment
    • Cutting equipment, flatbed, computerized
      • Cutting equipment, knife
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing systems
    • 3-D printing
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Flow meters
  • Temperature monitoring equipment
Fabricating Services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum forming
    • Other thermoplastics fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum forming
    • Welding and sealing
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Marine, other
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Education/Training
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Inspection services
  • Machine calibration services
  • Market research
  • Product design
  • Repair services, equipment and machines
  • Other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, structual design
  • Testing
    • Testing, product