BMW Invention Boosts Efficiency of Composite Molding

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In the BMW invention, a roll of carbon or other type of fiber sheet (2) is pulled from a roll (3) into a heating station (5) and then pulled by a gripper and clamp (6) into an open injection mold, where it is overmolded with thermoplastic into a part (1). The invention eliminates complicated handling equipment and reduces energy use. (USPTO)

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