KraussMaffei Technology Enhances Hybrid Plastics for Car Materials

By on February 28, 2017 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS

Researchers at the Dresden University of Technology are using technology developed by KrausMaffei to pioneer hybrid fibre-reinforced plastics for automotive lightweighting applications.

As part of a research project, ‘Leichtbau in Karosseriebauteilen’ (LEIKA), which aims to reduce structural mass in electric vehicles by using hybrid materials, that could have large-scale series production, KrausMaffei has provided a new laboratory test system.

Martin Würtele, KraussMaffei Director of Injection Moulding Technology Development, said: “The new lab system at the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology allows us to form and back-inject FRP-metal hybrid materials in one step. The resulting process and structure quality, together with the achieved cycle times of significantly less than two minutes, supports the potential of such hybridisation on both the material and production end.” Read More …

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