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Reducing Cost and Waste When Purchasing Composites

Reducing Cost and Waste When Purchasing Composites

Ordering more composite material than you need for your production? Is your material expiring before you can use it? Does your material reach its maximum out time before you have completed the processing? There are many things to consider when buying time- and temperature-sensitive goods.

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Productions+Processes: Solutions in Composite Materials

Productions+Processes: Solutions in Composite Materials

Large volumes at reasonable prices—often that goal is a contradiction in terms when it comes to producing fiber-reinforced composite materials. PulPress technology developed by Evonik Industries AG, in cooperation with Secar Technologie, demonstrates how it can be achieved.

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Thermosets Offer Performance + Cost Advantages

Thermosets Offer Performance + Cost Advantages

Offering the same lightweighting benefits of thermoplastics, thermosets excel in high-heat applications exposed to harsh environments or elements found in automotive applications.

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ESI Launches Virtual Performance Solution — Version 2016

ESI Launches Virtual Performance Solution — Version 2016

ESI Group has announced the latest release of Virtual Performance Solution (VPS), a solution enabling manufacturers to face emerging design challenges – including those related to lightweight and green vehicles – while avoiding over-engineering.

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Hexcel Showcases High-Volume Carbon Fiber for Automotive Part

By on April 19, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Hexcel Showcases High-Volume Carbon Fiber for Automotive Part

Hexcel Reinforcements’ (formerly Formax) HiMax carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics have been used to fabricate a high-volume part of a British automotive OEM. The manufacturer of composite reinforcements will display a composite structure manufactured for a British automotive OEM at the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Europe 2016 conference this month. The demonstrator part was developed using […]

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Dow Automotive Develops New Adhesive for Lightweight Vehicle Construction

By on March 22, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Dow Automotive Develops New Adhesive for Lightweight Vehicle Construction

  “Betaforce composite bonding adhesives enable the joining of lightweight materials, which helps automotive manufacturers achieve many different goals, including better fuel economy and lower carbon dioxide emissions,” says Ana Wagner, global marketing manager for Dow Automotive Systems. Wagner says Dow’s Betaforce composite bonding adhesive is designed for multi-material vehicles. Audi and its sister brand […]

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Lightweight Materials Provide Opportunities for Next-Gen Rail Vehicles

By on March 17, 2016 in DESIGN LINES, IN THE NEWS
Lightweight Materials Provide Opportunities for Next-Gen Rail Vehicles

The transportation industry has for a long time been engaged in the application of new lightweight materials for primary structural design. In aeronautics, where the weight of an aircraft is a crucial factor for fuel consumption, composite materials are now replacing metallic materials in both structural and non-structural parts. The railway industry could also benefit […]

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