JEC Group have brought together the international community of composites leaders and executives in our Composites Circle as an unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners.
Professor and Architect Mark Goulthorpe, of the MIT Department of Architecture, confirmed as guest keynote speaker for the Future of Composites in Construction.
At JEC Europe 2012 in Paris, Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG will present two highlights: a composite press for RTM processes and Organosheet production and the proven presses for sandwich panels. These concepts have one thing in common: high precision for excellent product quality!
From March 27 to 29, visitors of the fair can take a detailed look at Siempelkamp technology for the production of composites. The Krefeld specialist plans and designs highly precise presses which have been setting benchmarks in the wood-based materials and metal forming industries for a long time. Presses and handling systems for the RTM process and for the production of Organosheets are recent milestones of the in-house research and development department.
"A key element and cornerstone of our reputation: We provide complete processes and supply a closed service chain. All machines are developed, designed and built in-house. Complex software programs calculate the fatigue strength of our presses under load conditions. All this is convincing to users that carry out composite production on an industrial scale," says Dr.-Ing. Hans W. Fechner, Managing Director Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG.
The breakthrough of the Krefeld company in the area of fiber composite materials is represented with a 4-cylinder high-tech press for RTM processes and the production of Organosheets. The press features are exactly tailored to meet the requirements of the manufacturers of high-performance composites: 100% accurate positioning for the forward and backward movement – precision hydraulics – operation of both, open-die as well as closed-die mode – excellent pressure distribution inside the press – modular tool changing and clamping system for tool dimensions with heights between 200 and 1,550 mm. This press can economically produce high-quality products for the automobile and aviation industries.
Technology for sandwich presses: A new generation of carbon-fiber reinforced sandwich floorboards
The second highlight at the Siempelkamp booth at JEC Europe is the company's sandwich press technology. Siempelkamp has supplied sandwich presses for almost 20 years. For example, the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH in Dresden is operating a Siempelkamp sandwich press. The EADS location manufactures furnishing components for the Airbus on this press. Recently, the approval for a new generation of carbon-fiber reinforced composite floorboards has been issued – an important milestone in the cooperation of both companies!
In Paris, Siempelkamp not only presents its concepts but also the corresponding products: Next to a model of the press for RTM processes and for the production of Organosheets, a Lamborghini engine hood and a fender for a sports car made of carbon fiber are eye-catchers.
The Siempelkamp Group is a technology supplier operating internationally. The Group consists of three business units, the machinery and plants, the foundry, and the nuclear technology business units. As a systems supplier of press lines and complete plants for the wood-based products industry, as the world’s largest hand-molding foundry producing castings with a weight of up to 300 t (330 US tons), and as component supplier and service provider for nuclear facilities the company is internationally recognized.
More information: www.siempelkamp.de
The RTM process grew out of the need to increase the manufacturing productivity at a lower cost. It also allows to make complex partin one shot. Here are a few examples and update of this...