INJECTION/OVERMOLDING

Automotive

BASF, Toyota collaborate for 2021 Sienna lightweighting

The 2021 Toyota Sienna features third row free-standing seatbacks and a 30% weight reduction with BASF’s 35% glass-reinforced polyamide PA6 grade Ultramid.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Design/Simulation

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
#toyota #sustainability #generalmotors

Thermoplastics

Lanxess presents thermoplastics for automotive applications

The company is showcasing use of its composite materials in A-pillar automotive structures and electric vehicle charging applications at the VDI Congress PIAE virtual event in July.
#electricvehicles

Prepregs

Conbility: Mass production of composite tape laminates

RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
#trends #composites4_0 #continuousfiberAM

Injection/Overmolding

KraussMaffei recompounding line available for customer trials

Applicable for extrusion and injection molding, the line enables all post-consumer LDPE, HDPE, PP or PS fractions to be processed into recompounds.
#sustainability

Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets

Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets

A process that combines continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PAEK with chopped fiber/PEEK overmolding is making inroads in the aerospace market. Parts that previously could not be produced cost-effectively from composites can now be made at less cost than their metal counterparts.
#insidemanufacturing #cuttingtools #discontinuousfiber

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Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

Conbility: Mass production of composite tape laminates

RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
#trends #composites4_0 #continuousfiberAM

Carbon Fibers

Proving out LM PAEK welding for Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator

Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .
#peek #paek #composites4_0

Design/Simulation

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites

Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.
#ceramicmatrixcomposites #uas #discontinuousfiber

Thermoplastics

Sustainable, inline recycling of carbon fiber

Shocker Composites and R&M International are developing a supply chain for recycled CF with zero knockdown vs. virgin fiber, lower cost and, eventually, lengths delivering structural properties close to continuous fiber.
#discontinuousfiber #sustainability

Automotive

Molding in fasteners to CFRP parts

Placed into the mold prior to RTM, compression or injection molding/overmolding, this specially-shaped fastener enables composites to be fastened with standard methods used for metal parts.
#cuttingtools #outofautoclave

Injection/Overmolding

JEC World 2018 preview: Tri-Mack Plastics

Tri-Mack Plastics Mfg Corp. is sharing the results of a recently completed test that demonstrates the bond strength of Tri-Mack’s overmolded thermoplastic composite hybrid parts.
#marketing #adhesives

CAMX Expo

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.
#camx #bmw #feature

Design/Simulation

BASF, Toyota collaborate for 2021 Sienna lightweighting

The 2021 Toyota Sienna features third row free-standing seatbacks and a 30% weight reduction with BASF’s 35% glass-reinforced polyamide PA6 grade Ultramid.
#trends #toyota

Glass Fibers

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
#toyota #sustainability #generalmotors

Injection/Overmolding

Lanxess presents thermoplastics for automotive applications

The company is showcasing use of its composite materials in A-pillar automotive structures and electric vehicle charging applications at the VDI Congress PIAE virtual event in July.
#electricvehicles

Automotive

New research provides guidance for optimized thermoplastic composite overmolding

TPRC process modeling and testing of single- and dual-step processed parts points to optimum process conditions and improved design features.
#peek

Marine

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
#airbus #bulkmoldingcompound #biomaterials

Infusion

AVK invites submissions for Innovation Award 2020 candidates

Award categories include innovative composite applications, processes or research. The application deadline is March 31.
#sustainability

NEW PRODUCTS: INJECTION/OVERMOLDING

Injection/Overmolding

KraussMaffei recompounding line available for customer trials

Applicable for extrusion and injection molding, the line enables all post-consumer LDPE, HDPE, PP or PS fractions to be processed into recompounds.
#sustainability

Injection/Overmolding

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.
#sustainability

RTM

Composite Integration launches resin transfer molding, infusion technologies

The company’s modular infusion manifold automates the infusion process to simplify manufacture of large composite structures.
#outofautoclave #regulation

Injection/Overmolding

JEC World 2019 preview: KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei (Munich, Germany) is focusing on its FiberForm process, pultrusion and unidirectional (UD) tapes at its JEC World 2019 booth, Booth R28, Hall 6.
#outofautoclave

Prepregs

JEC World 2019 preview: Engel

At JEC World 2019, Engel Austria is presenting its technologies for organomelt processing, in-situ polymerization, HP-RTM and flow molding with SMC.
#sheetmoldingcompound #hprtm #audi

Carbon Fibers

JEC World 2018 preview: Tri-Mack Plastics

Tri-Mack Plastics Mfg Corp. is sharing the results of a recently completed test that demonstrates the bond strength of Tri-Mack’s overmolded thermoplastic composite hybrid parts.
#marketing #adhesives