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, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 34–41 | Cite as

Highly Dynamic and Homogeneous Heating of Organo Sheets

  • Mesut Cetin
  • Christian Herrmann
  • Stefan Schierl
Production Organo Sheets
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The infrared heating technology developed by KraussMaffei with an intelligent hardware and software solution enables fast and homogenous heating of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic semi-finished products. To evaluate the heating process, the company has developed a methodical approach for determining the heating quality of organo sheets.

Components made of fiber-reinforced thermoplastics are very much in fashion. Component manufacturers are placing increasing importance on thermoforming continuous-fiber-reinforced semifinished products and on other lightweight construction technologies, such as the Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process, as well as on short-fiber injection molding. High strength values with an extremely light weight and short cycle times are among the chief requirements for fiber-reinforced thermoplastic components.

Despite the many advantages of IR heating technology, heating organo sheets is associated with a couple of challenges.

Injection molding of thermoplastic...

References

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    Bernhard, F. (Ed.): Handbuch der Technischen Temperaturmessung (Handbook of Technical Temperature Measurement). VDI-Buch, Berlin: Springer Vieweg, 2014Google Scholar
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    Cetin, M.; Herrmann, C.; Fenske, S.: Automatisierungskonzepte zur Herstellung faserverstärkter Thermoplastbauteile (Automation concepts for manufacturing fiber-reinforced thermoplastic components). In: lightweight.design 10 (2017), No. 2, pp. 38–43CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mesut Cetin
    • 1
  • Christian Herrmann
    • 1
  • Stefan Schierl
    • 2
  1. 1.KraussMaffei Automation GmbHOberding-SchwaigGermany
  2. 2.KraussMaffei Technologies GmbHMünchen-AllachGermany

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