INJECTION/OVERMOLDING

Carbon Fibers

Composites as auto-body reinforcements

Hybrid structural-reinforcement technology expands options, gains applications, markets.

Peggy Malnati
Contributing Writer

Automotive

WEAV3D, GAA partner to expand structural composite opportunities in automotive sector

Tunable, composite lattice structures produced via patented automated weaving process able to support automotive volumes of hundreds of thousands of units per year.
#weaving

Testing

ENLIGHTEN program launched to speed thermoplastic composites industrialization

Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
#paek #composites4_0

Injection/Overmolding

Bespoke process produces composite brake pedal every minute

Three composite materials are used to create structural composite member that meets demanding mechanical requirements.
#workinprogress #automation #layup

Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic composite structure replaces metals on safety-critical brake pedals

First all-composite brake pedals developed by Boge Rubber & Plastics Group are lighter, stiffer, stronger and offer improved driving haptics.
#focusondesign #composites4_0

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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Automotive

ENLIGHTEN program launched to speed thermoplastic composites industrialization

Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
#paek #composites4_0

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.
#composites4_0 #continuousfiberAM #trends

Aerospace

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 .
#ndi #cleansky #nextgenaerospace

Carbon Fibers

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.
#discontinuousfiber #cuttingtools #uas

Aerospace

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.
#sustainability #discontinuousfiber

Injection/Overmolding

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.
#adhesives #marketing

Injection/Overmolding

WEAV3D, GAA partner to expand structural composite opportunities in automotive sector

Tunable, composite lattice structures produced via patented automated weaving process able to support automotive volumes of hundreds of thousands of units per year.
#weaving

Automotive

ENLIGHTEN program launched to speed thermoplastic composites industrialization

Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
#paek #composites4_0

Thermoplastics

Clean Sky 2 IMCOLOR project develops integrated manufacturing process for lightweight product design

Multi-shot injection molding process and thermoplastic automated fiber placements with in-situ consolidation for automated, easy-to-reproduce parts that perform at high mechanical levels.
#cleansky

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon, Koller Kunststofftechnik manufacture composite windshield

Injection molded carbon fiber profiles for future BMW Group models cut 40% of weight compared to conventional steel construction and offer potential use in other automotive projects. 
#bmw

Carbon Fibers

AVK announces winners of 2020 Innovation Awards

Several sustainable composite innovations were recognized and awarded in the Innovative Products/Applications, Innovative Processes and Research and Science categories.
#automation

Thermoplastics

Aviation research program kicks off for continuous complex composite profiles

InPro project combines blow molding technology with Continuous Compression Molding (CCM) process for efficient, sustainable continuous composite profile production.  
#peek #boeing

NEW PRODUCTS: INJECTION/OVERMOLDING

Injection/Overmolding

Altair Inspire Mold simulates injection molding process to optimize manufacturability

Inspire Mold can evaluate manufacturability of new components at the outset of development, complete design iterations faster, reduce cost and other optimization features.

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.
#regulation #outofautoclave

Pultrusion

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

RTM

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.
#outofautoclave #audi #sheetmoldingcompound