Tag Archives: composites

Highly Integrated Thermoplastic Composite System Debuts In Automotive

The first major production applications of Engel’s thermoplastic fabric technology (called organomelt) in the automotive industry will be launched soon. Engel did not disclose the applications or customers [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Reinforcing Material ,

Lightweighting Shines In Europe

Impact on climate change will be the biggest fallout from Donald Trump’s efforts to unwind strict federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions that would have required vehicles to [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Compression, Europe, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

PEEK Overmolds Press-Formed Composite Part

Composite engineering will become increasingly complex to provide strong structural parts for aerospace and automotive load applications. A good example comes from the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Compression, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, PEEK, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

Evonik Boosts Capacity For Structural Foam

Reflecting growing demand for structural foams to lighten weight, Evonik is boosting capacity to make performance foams in Darmstadt, Germany, “by about 20 percent as a first step.” [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Design, Sports , ,

Engel Makes Composites With In-Situ Polymerization

Engel Austria is combining in situ polymerization of sold caprolactam and injection molding in a parallel process in a novel exhibit at Composites Europe 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, [..]

Automotive, Electronics, Europe, Injection Molding ,

Ford Uses LFT-PP To Cut Weight, Costs In Front-End Module

Ford, which uses aluminum alloys in bodies, continues to advance materials technology to reduce curb weight of pickup trucks. The structural front-end module of the 2016 SuperDuty pickup [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , ,

Thermoformed PA66 Sheets Offer Promise For Auto Lightweighting

DuPont is advancing its Vizilon thermoplastic composite technology in European demonstration projects with the goal of automotive lightweighting. It’s an interesting composite: A polyamide 66 matrix is used [..]

Automotive, Composites, Europe, Polyamides , ,

New RocTool System Cuts Costs, Cycle Times

RocTool, a 16-year-old French company, is rolling out a new molding technology that does not require a molding machine. The goal is to reduce costs to make large [..]

Aircraft, Compression, Europe ,

Nano Diamond Composites Target Smaller Electronic Devices

Efforts to further miniaturize electronics such as Apple iPhones may get a boost from engineering plastics compounded with industrial diamonds. A Finnish development company called Carbodeon is attempting [..]

Conductive Material, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Filler, Injection Molding, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide