Highly Dynamic and Homogeneous Heating of 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...
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