The company, in collaboration with Airborne and powered by Siemens and Kuka technologies, has successfully completed the pilot phase of the world's first automated digital system for rapid, large-scale laminate manufacturing using Sabic's continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape
The company has achieved important milestones with its cutting-edge Digital Composites Manufacturing line for automated, large-scale laminate production, in partnership with Airborne; and with new applications using versatile UDMAX[TM] unidirectional, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape
* The majority stake of Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics B.V., a composite tape
manufacturer that developed a proprietary high-pressure fiber impregnation technology to produce high-performance unidirectional Udmax tapes.
We also have facilities that enable us to make film, pipe, composite tape
and other product forms and components.
The composite forward fuselage section is built using automated fiber placement machines, winding composite tape
into a one-piece fuselage section.
The product is the newest addition to its expanding portfolio of UDMAX unidirectional fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape
products, the company said in a statement.
* Reboot Medical, Inc.: PhotoCast Casting Tape, light-cured composite tape
that hardens on-demand, producing a rigid splint or cast;
Automated composite tape
lay-up using robotic devices.
The composite pipe incorporates Ticona's Celstran CFR-TP continuous fiberglass reinforced HDPE thermoplastic composite tape
, which is wound around a specially designed, extruded thin-wall HDPE thermoplastic liner and heat consolidated by a proprietary process developed by Composite Fluid Transfer.
"The system makes it possible for fabricators to consider combining composite tape
and fiber in the same part, and it certainly can improve the cost structure for the industry by maximizing equipment utilization and facilitating use of tower cost tape to a greater extent," Kappesser explained.
* A variety of constructions, including polyethylene foam dielectric in a closed-cell design, interlayer aluminum composite tape
bonded to the dielectric for high shielding (better than 90 dR) and tinned copper outer braid * Triple-shielded versions are available
The application, which went into production at Fiberforge in February, is a military backpack frame made of TPU composite tape