Tag Archives: CFRP

K2016: KraussMaffei Develops New Polyamide Reaction Process

KraussMaffei will be marrying thermoplastics and reactive process machinery in one of the more interesting technology demonstrations at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 19-26. In a collaboration of [..]

Design, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Use of Automotive Carbon Composites Forecast to Grow 19% Annually

Automotive use of carbon composites will grow to $6 billion in 2020, up from about $2.1 billion today, according to a Lux Research forecast presented last week at [..]

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New Engineering Standards, Lightweighting Point to MIM, CFRP

Three factors are converging that will have important implications for materials engineering of cars and trucks. All could contribute to greater use of precision molded metals and plastics. [..]

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PEEK Carbon Composites Win Aircraft Applications

A specialized Dutch injection molder is using fusible core technology to replace aluminum aircraft components at significant weight and cost savings. Among the announced projects, fuel housings, pumps [..]

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Moldable Carbon Composite Will Drive Auto Applications

New technologies are pushing the adoption curve for carbon composites in automotive applications, especially in Europe.  Not so much in the United States, where we suddenly live once again [..]

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Lightweighting Will Be Major Theme At NPE

One of the major themes at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, next month will be technologies that enable lightweighting, particularly for transportation applications. In the large booths of the [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, Insert Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , , , , ,

Obama Administration Supports Cheaper, Biobased Carbon Fiber

Developing cost-competitive biobased carbon fiber is emerging as one of the key projects of the Obama administration’s year-old Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative. The idea is a good one: [..]

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New Super Plastics Can Beat Metals

An under-the-radar Arizona-based company has developed new molding and sizing technology to produce what it calls “the strongest line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available.” The reinforcing material [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Defense, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Oil Country, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide, Polyphthalamide, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

KraussMaffei Develops New Molding Technology For BMW’s i3

KraussMaffei, which took fourth place in the best of K for its work on the BMW i3, last Friday disclosed technical details about the project for the first [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Europe , ,

Toray, Plasan Team Up to Boost Role of CFRP

Toray industries, arguably the global leader in carbon composites technology, is opening a plant to produce industrial-grade fiber in the United States next year, and is putting even [..]

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