Automation Concepts for Manufacturing Fibre-reinforced Thermoplastic Components
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Components made of fibre-reinforced composites offer high strength despite their extremely low weight. This gives them advantages that are increasingly in demand, particularly in vehicle manufacturing. For series production of long-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic components, KraussMaffei has developed, implemented and validated various product-oriented automation concepts that allow for extremely short cycle times for high quantities.
Components made of fibre-reinforced composites are very much in fashion. They provide high levels of strength with extremely low weight. These translate into advantages that are increasingly in demand in the field of vehicle manufacturing. Fibre-reinforced components can be manufactured in what are called liquid epoxy resin impregnation methods or by reshaping fibre-reinforced semifinished products. But regardless of which approach is taken, thermoset or thermoplastic matrix systems are used. 
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KeywordsInjection Molding Semifinished Product Injection Molding Process Composite Sheet Injection Molding Machine
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