At this year's JEC show, Dieffenbacher (Eppingen, Germany) will focus on progressive line concepts for the production of lightweight car body parts for the automotive industry.
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As part of a complete production line employing the high-pressure RTM process, the PreformCenter is configurable for use in both large- and small-batch production. Besides preform production, the HP-RTM line also includes the compression process as well as related finishing steps for the finished lightweight components. Dieffenbacher thereby delivers the HP-RTM line on a turnkey basis.
In addition, Dieffenbacher is presenting their SMC direct line. This direct process for producing thermoset material (D-SMC) reportedly enables less expensive semifinished product production. For the development of this process, Dieffenbacher was awarded the innovation prize of the Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. in 2011. -[email protected]