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Thanks to CFRP, the battery enclosure is lightweight, stable and safe. The entire battery enclosure, including the batteries, can be changed at swapping stations of NIO within just three minutes. NIO presented the swap...
Published on: April 30, 2019
The company will further deepen this new technology to expand demand for high performance CFRP components with low processing cost in various applications including aircraft, vehicles and general industrial use. In...
Published on: April 26, 2019
The transmission crossmember has been developed by Hexcel and the Institute of Polymer Product Engineering (IPPE) at the University of Linz, Engel and Alpex. Hexcel's Director of Sales and Marketing for Automotive, Achim Fischereder, says: "These parts...
Published on: March 26, 2019
Known as 223 and Racetrak, these technologies offer comparable performance to existing composites solutions, but with a range of additional benefits, and at a cost that brings them within reach of mainstream applications. These are not simply...
Published on: March 19, 2019
Digitalization solutions for faster commissioning of robot-assisted production plants, measures to avoid fiber overhang when drilling and milling carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs), and the combined use of in-mold coatings with residue-free FlexPLAS...
Published on: March 13, 2019
Aerospace innovationsHexcel’s HiTape and HiMax dry carbon reinforcements were developed to complement a new generation of HiFlow resin systems, producing high quality aerospace structures using the resin infusion process. HiTape was developed for the...
Published on: March 7, 2019
Teijin’s new BMI resin pre-impregnated prepreg achieves a high glass transition temperature (Tg) of 280℃ and compression after impact (CAI) of 220MPa, a previously difficult combination made possible based on Teijin’s original resin-...
Published on: March 4, 2019
This direct production line with a one-shot process enables the best product-market fit in series production in terms of properties and costs. A new hybridized carbon skid plate for motorcycles was successfully developed for serial production by KTM-...
Published on: February 18, 2019
Composite machine tool and automation frame structures are thin-walled filament-wound carbon laminates with axially-placed graphite fibres. Designed for a maximum bending stiffness and high natural frequency while maintaining a low weight, they suffer...
Published on: February 15, 2019
The plastic combines the key material properties of steel cylinders with an ultra-low weight, making hydraulic cylinders 70% lighter. Leichtbau BW, the public development agency serving companies and research groups in Baden-Wuerttemberg, awarded the...
Published on: February 8, 2019