Tag Archives: KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei System Doubles Pultrusion Speed

The staid process of pultrusion is getting a substantial facelift with a new approach from KraussMaffei that includes aspects of injection molding. Traditional pultrusion is a form of [..]

Automotive, Construction, Europe, Industrial, Polyamides, 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 , , , ,

Composite System Cuts Weight 25%

Hybrid components of fiber-reinforced plastic and metal are formed and back-injected in a single step in a German automotive lightweighting research project called LEIKA. Partners in the German [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Design, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, Reinforcing Material , ,

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 , , , ,

Robots Aligned On Same Axis Expedite Door Panel Molding

Left and right door side panels are molded in a single shot by Arkal Automotive on a 1,600-metric ton injection molding machine from KraussMaffei at its Crock location [..]

Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, polypropylene ,

China Will Breathe New Life Into KraussMaffei

The acquisition of the KraussMaffei Group by the China National Chemical Corp., first reported by Reuters, is an important development for one of the storied names in plastics [..]

Insert Molding

Composite Coil Springs Debut On Audi A6 Ultra

The Audi A6 Avant is a showcase of leading-edge composite applications, including the first ever composite coil spring. Sogefi, a developer of flexible components for suspension systems based [..]

Automotive, Epoxy, Europe, Polyamides , , ,

New Molding Machines Facilitate Silicone Growth

The silicone elastomers market is estimated to grow 8.2  per cent a year though 2019, reaching a global market for all processes of $10.2 billion, according to a recent [..]

Elastomers, Europe, LSR, Medical, North America , , , , ,

Boeing Group Launches Composite Overmolding Project

Use of thermoplastics in composite structures has a long history of frustration, but a new project takes an interesting approach in an ongoing effort to boost cycle times [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

Fakuma: RocTool, KM Will Show Film-Free Special Effects

RocTool and KraussMaffei will team up at the upcoming Fakuma trade show in Germany on a demonstration of interesting surface effects that can be created with a dynamically [..]

Cooling/Heating, Europe, Injection Molding , , ,