The procedure with the new composite CFPU (carbon fiber polyurethane), lightweight applications can be economically produced in large series. Fehrer automotive supplier presented an innovative manufacturing technology for fiber-reinforced structural components at the IAA. The procedure with the new composite CFPU (carbon fiber polyurethane), lightweight applications can be economically produced in large series. The highlight: The cycle times are only 2 minutes! Innovative materials for lightweight applications in the automotive industry are the trend. In addition to aluminium and optimizations in the steel fiber-reinforced composites back now increasingly also for structural applications in the focus of developers. From the aerospace, are hard to imagine, in the automotive industry, however, this fiber-reinforced plastics, is a wide breakthrough any time soon until then are to be expected if these can be economically produced in large series. Currently the high material and process costs – due to the elaborate as far as possible to manual processing as well as high production times an economic hurdle dar, are an efficient mass production still in the way. Crux: cycle time the use of composites in the automotive industry is currently limited.
The high process and cycle times in the upper two-digit minute range are a knockout criterion for the industrial production of fiber-reinforced structural components. The composite specialists at Fehrer now process develops on the basis of carbon-fiber-filled rigid polyurethane foams and thus achieve record-breaking times. Thus the economical and high-quality mass production of body structure parts is now possible. With its intelligent lightweight construction solutions for the body structure minimizes the cycle times to about 2 minutes! Composite components: homework made Fehrer has almost 30 years expertise in the development and mass production of products made of fiber composite materials. Up to six million per year leave Composite components the Fehrer factory.
The Kitzinger automotive supplier brought continually pioneering solutions in series along the way especially in the Interior area. This detailed knowledge about 380 person-years of development and process experience – is a sound basis for the next logical step towards lightweight structural parts, also in the exterior. For concrete discussions are with various vehicle manufacturers and development partners. Even 2013 is the first part of the big series with the innovative composite CFPU made by Fehrer “by the band run.