KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

The company's process portfolio ranges from injection molding of components with short-glass-fiber reinforcement to high-strength, lightweight parts with a complex mesh structure in a reactive matrix. It's highest priority is on manufacturing automation-capable processes.

Krauss-Maffei-Strasse 2
München, 80997 DE

Additional Locations:
7095 Industrial Rd.
Florence, KY 41042 US
(859) 283-0200

13780 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48089 US
(586) 779-0230

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People on the Move: July 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.

KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei invests in second-hand machinery start-up
The KraussMaffei Group is expanding its portfolio and digital offering with a stake in the German second-hand machinery start-up GINDUMAC GmbH.

automated wetmolding system

KraussMaffei automated wetmolding system reduces cycle times
The new system is said to reduce the cycle time and increase process reliability compared with manual solutions. 

Fiber-reinforced PE pipe

New high-performance pipes for oil and gas industry from KraussMaffei
KraussMaffei has announced two pipe extrusion technologies including a new thermoplastic composite pipes pilot line and a three-layer pipe with a functional inner layer made of polyamide.

KraussMaffei RimStar Compact HP-RTM system

AMRC's high-pressure RTM and composite press facility open for R&D collaboration
The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre says its high-pressure RTM and composite press facility is now ready to host collaborative R&D projects with composites industry manufacturers.

KraussMaffei Wetmolding production cell.

JEC World 2018 preview: KraussMaffei
KraussMaffei (Hall 6, F61) is featuring several composites manufacturing technologies, covering wet molding, pultrusion, long fiber injection and overmolding. 

Romeo RIM long fiber injection LFI composite roof Class A finish

Large, Class A parts every 60-150 seconds
Romeo RIM advances long fiber injection process efficiency for lighter, lower-cost composite 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.

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. 

Quilted Stratum Process production line at Cetim

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

KraussMaffei adds MX SFT mold carrier to its TechCenter
The new MX SFT mold carrier supports development, prototyping and production of fiber-reinforced plastics.

Curved pultrusion? No longer an oxymoron
Radius-Pultrusion process offers linear or curved profiles.

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.

Watch: JEC World 2017 Day 1 Show Report
Breaking news and technology highlights from a busy opening day at JEC World 2017, the largest composites show in the world.

500,000 parts per year? No problem!
BENTELER-SGL develops fully automated HP-RTM production of the weight- and space-saving composite leaf spring for Volvo’s multi-model SPA global platform.

KraussMaffei's new one-step forming and back injection for composites
KraussMaffei is working on the development of new hybrid materials and processes in collaboration with the Dresden University of Technology.

CW Plant Tour: Composites Technology Center, Stade, Germany
A cornerstone of Germany’s CFK Valley, CTC pushes composites forward via automation, recycling, digital thread-based manufacturing and more.

Video: KraussMaffei T-RTM demo at K 2016
Live demos are found almost everywhere you look during the K show. One of particular interest was KraussMaffei’s Thermoplastic Resin Transfer Molding (T-RTM) demo.

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.

Getting real: Thermoplastic resin transfer molding
KraussMaffei is launching this fall thermoplastic resin transfer molding (T-RTM), through which caprolactam is injected into a preform and then in-mold polymerized to create polyamide 6.

Product Categories of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Extruders
  • Foam application equipment
  • Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
  • Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
  • Presses
    • Presses, injection Molding
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Prototype
    • Resin injection
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Material handling equipment
    • Metering/dispensing equipment
    • Mixers
    • Trimming equipment
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Metering/dispensing equipment