KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery (RPM) has expanded its TechCentre for lightweight components and fibre composite technology in Munich in a bid to address high demand for new fibre-reinforced composites.
The centre has added a new MX SFT mould carrier, said the German machinery supplier, adding that the carrier has a clamping force of 8,000 kN, and features “very high locking forces and fast run times”.
"Demand for new fiber-reinforced composites is unhindered. The addition of the new mould carrier to our TechCentre provides our customers with optimum prerequisites for developing and testing processes and solutions tailored to series production," said Stefan Ehrlicher, head of the RPM TechCenter at KraussMaffei.
According to the Munich-based company said the new mould carrier was is “ideal” for the entire range of RTM processes (resin transfer moulding), including high-pressure RTM, compression RTM, thermoplastic RTM and even Wetmolding.
"Even OEMs and tier 1 suppliers outside of the automotive industry utilise the unique options for prototype development and proving in our TechCenter," added Ehrlicher.
The new mould carrier can be combined with almost all of the available metering machines in the KraussMaffei TechCenter.