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Fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) have been a standard in lightweight construction for a while now. One alternative trend in manufacturing, however, has turned to natural materials, which can be produced with lower energy...
Published on: March 12, 2018
While metal inserts only interlock with the injection-molded material, the composites have a material bond that increases the components’ mechanical strength. Above all, Tepex is significantly lighter. This is evident in...
Published on: October 17, 2017
Hybrid lightweight construction using fiber-reinforced plastics is growing in importance in automotive manufacturing, and is also a future-oriented technology for other industrial components, for example in the consumer electronics area. A currently...
Published on: October 11, 2016
The investment will be made over the next 24 months and will include the acquisition and installation of new manufacturing equipment to increase the capabilities of the institute, as well as construction and infrastructure upgrades for the facility to...
Published on: October 10, 2016
High strength, dimensional stability and fit accuracy coupled with low weight are the hallmarks of large-format composite components produced using the Long Fiber Injection (LFI) process from KraussMaffei. First-class surfaces can also be achieved through...
Published on: May 31, 2016
As the expansion continues, new materials development is emerging as a clear winner in the search for more cost-effective solutions for keeping fuel costs down as passenger-miles soar. Industry customers are increasingly asking their suppliers to provide...
Published on: April 21, 2015
The system aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermoplastic carbon-fiber composites, for example in injection procedures (T-RTM: thermoplastic resin transfer molding) and reaction injection molding. The composite is based on a...
Published on: March 10, 2015
Fabricated with Tepex and Durethan from Lanxess, this mass-produced component weighs just over half as much as its steel counterpart."This application underlines the enormous weight-saving potential of hybrid technology and continuous fibre-reinforced...
Published on: October 13, 2014
Altogether, the company now has facilities with a total annual capacity of well over four million square meters Tepex. In addition to a new production hall, further storage areas and office space were also added.Expansion of application centerThis...
Published on: September 25, 2014
The new Automotive Composites Research Centre will provide local industry with hands-on technical expertise and equipment to develop its manufacturing capability for polymeric composites.The requirement for lightweight structures will soon become the...
Published on: May 27, 2014
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