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Products/Activities

series production of carbon preforms
automated fiber laying for preform production in series

Our main focus is on the production of textile semi-finished products with optimized fiber orientation for further processing.

As a series producer of CFK preforms and fiber placements we use state-of-the-art CNC laying machines for an automated placement onto a carrier substrate by different high-capacity fibers like carbon, aramid as well as glass.

With pleasure we assume the procurement of these materials and implement your layouts in the finished embroidered, near-net-shapes as well as locally reinforced preforms by using CAD programs.

Besides, not only dimensions are possible up to 2.000 x 2.000 mm, but also a concurrent production of several elements. After the laying the TFP’s are isolated by various cut techniques. Afterwards the placements can be transferred not only in 2D but also in 3D. This affects the good Drapability of multiaxial carbon fabrics. You can thus call them 3D-Preforms.

Due to many years of experience in the field of smart textiles we can enhance the fiber fabrics by integration of different functions.

Functional integration is made possible by laying various wires and strands. The sandwich functions can consist among other things of a preform with a heating matrix or textile sensors as well as with other integrations.

Our semi-finished products are the basis for composite elements with the highest claims.

 

Advantages Tailored-Fiber-Placement - Technology

Our products show essential advantages compared with other materials:  

  • very good mechanical characteristics, such as high strength and stiffness
  • low weight – ultra light and nevertheless high-strength
  • simple processing
  • tailored to suit a market need dimension
  • high fiber content
  • compatible with various resin systems
  • good resin percolation
  • variable fiber direction in the component
  • highest cost efficiency

 

Applications

  • Industry: robot pieces, component parts for machines and constructions…
  • Medicine: prostheses, orthoses…
  • Automotive: car body, housings…
  • Sports/leisure: snowboards, ski boots, binding, bicycle frames, model making…
  • Motor sports/racing: rear spoiler, (speed) –boats, motorbikes…
  • Aerospace: aircraft industry, plane interior…