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xC Consultants presents latest technologies and manufacturing process chains

News International-French

2 Mar 2016

At JEC World 2016, for the first time xC Consultants presents together with Institute for Carbon Composites (LCC) of TU Munich and its partners latest technologies and manufacturing process chains.

The new founded company forward engineering, former Roding Technology GmbH, will present a sports car with a high performance cell. This cell has a weight of only 75 kg thanks to carbon composites. Fiber placement as a fully automated process addressing high volume production is shown by Broetje Automation via a live demonstration of their machine processing a thermoset TowPreg material. Furthermore the latest non-destruction testing methods are demonstrated by the company Automation.

The Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB) of the University of Stuttgart and the companies SikaAxson, FilaCon and Hilger u. Kern / Dopag Group will demonstrate the production process for a carbon reinforced load hook, which represents the entire chain of production for a mass-produced component made of fiber composite, from the initial concept to the finished component. Trade show visitors can experience live, how the carbon-fiber pre-form for the component is produced using the established tailored fiber placement process (TFP) and subsequent RTM injection. Focus for the carbon fiber part itself is on load path appropriate design and scrap free manufacturing. The process is divided up into
the fields of Engineering (IFB), TFP pre-forming (FilaCon), RTM injection technology (Hilger u. Kern) as well as resin system (Sika). The multi-cavity RTM tool was designed and built by the IFB. As special highlight the RTM tool is equipped with a transparent upper mold to make the fiber-wetting processes visible for you during injection!

Beyond that the company Cevotec will present a fiber patching technology. With a live demonstration the company will explain the possibility of the process with respect on load path orientation. Lightweight applications from different industries e.g. sport and leisure are presented by Munich Composites demonstrating high performance composites as well as ”high-tech emotions”.