The 3D-printing filament is coated with a carbon nanotube composite and the layers are welded together using microwave energy, producing durable parts that are immediately useful in real-world applications.
The Composite Lab in Japan will allow automotive customers from across Asia to team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts, and to establish the best process conditions to make their ideas ready for market.
Aluminum and high-strength steel will play key roles in vehicles shedding mass in coming years, while carbon fiber composites costs need to be lowered according to speakers at the 6th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit, which will be held 22-24 August this year.
The purpose-built facility incorporates all of the production steps, including printing, decoration, surface mounting, high pressure thermoforming and injection molding, that go into the manufacture of injection molded structural electronics.
INEOS Styrolution supplies ASA and ABS grades that were selected for their convincing UV performance, color and surface aesthetics. Black fine textured and high gloss window embellishers are one of the key trends in the automotive industry.