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, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 54–59 | Cite as

Flexible Production of Thermoset FRP Components

  • Christian Hopmann
  • Max Ophüls
  • Markus Hildebrandt
  • Kai Fischer
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The Institute of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University has developed a process for the economical production of continuous fiber-reinforced, thermoset components. For this purpose, the researchers have expanded the double diaphragm forming process for the processing of thermosets. The process offers a high degree of flexibility even for small and medium series.

Automation for Small Series Production

Endless Fiber-Reinforced Plastics (FRP) are used in a wide variety of applications due to their outstanding potential for lightweight design. The production scope ranges from large series applications to manual, individualized parts with lot size one. The production of FRP parts in general is influenced by the increasing diversification and individualization of products. This desire for individualized production at low prices presents manufacturers with challenges in the areas of product development, process flexibility and cost efficiency.

Looking at the current FRP market, it...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Hopmann
    • 1
  • Max Ophüls
    • 1
  • Markus Hildebrandt
    • 1
  • Kai Fischer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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