Technology

From the fibre to the finished part, our process chain makes optimal use of the properties of the material and also enables immense freedom of design possible for your moulded composite parts. Bionic fibre placement and an automated injection process using resin transfer moulding (RTM) deliver the maximum performance at an economic price.

Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP)

  • Load path aligned fibre placement using industrial embroidery machines (TFP)
  • The fibres can be placed in any orientation to create a load optimized composite
  • Local reinforcement of critical areas such as load transmission points, etc.
  • Automated and robust for a high level of repeatability
  • Produced to the final contour with no cut-offs making the part cost-efficient and sustainable
  • Gentle processing: suitable for every type of fibre (carbon fibre, glass, basalt, kevlar, natural fibre and even ceramic)

Preforming

  • Fully assembled 2D semi-finished products that can withstand the required loads
  • Composite textile pieces are put together based on detailed specifications just like a 3D puzzle
  • The pieces only fit together in precisely one combination (process security)
  • Optionally with a core material (e.g. foam)
  • Integration of inserts for load transmission

Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM)

  • Preforms are injected with resin in enclosed tools (RTM)
  • Complex geometries in one single process
  • High dimensional accuracy, very good repeatability
  • Tight tolerances
  • Off-tool parts with good surfaces
  • High productivity and a long service life
  • Produced to the final contour so that only minimal finishing is necessary

Innovation

  • Bio-based fibres and resin systems
  • Ceramic fibre composites
  • Integration of electronics (sensors, heating, antennas, energy supply)