25 August 2006
25 August 2006
Highlights from Dieffenbacher at Composites Europe 2006, which will be held in Essen from 20-22 September 2006, are the new, energy saving Compress Plus press generation that reflect the rapid developments made to Dieffenbacher’s LFT-D direct processing system.
In addition, they will be showing automated SMC processing for manufacturing light-weight components for structural and semi-structural applications. Interesting innovations have also been added to the manufacturer’s process monitoring and production data acquisition system. An expanded service concept, which includes 24-hour online support, completes the range of services provided by Dieffenbacher.
As in the past years, Dieffenbacher will also be represented at the 9th International AVK Conference, which will be taking place in Essen for the first time in connection with Composites Europe 2006. In the morning of the first day of the fair, Mr. Heinrich Ernst will hold a presentation about “Production of the SMC trunk lid for the VW Cabriolet EOS and the production of thermosetting fiber composites parts by the SMC direct process”.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.
UK company Codem Composites has provided key bodywork components to support the F1 team Sahara Force India.