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Direct Processing Technology for Lightweight Car Components

11 September 2009

Dieffenbacher are building up anticipation after confirming that they aim to showcase several new processes at this year’s Composite Europe.

These include their new, energy-saving Compress Plus press generation, as well as developments in LFT-D (long-fibre thermoplast, direct process) and D-SMC (direct strand molding compound) technology, and automated SMC processing.

Dieffenbacher provide production processes for automotive components made from fibre composites, including presses for processing fibre-reinforced plastics, SMC (sheet molding compound), GMT (glass mat compound), LFT (long fibre thermoplast), combined extrusion/compression machines for the technology of LFT-D-ILC for direct processing of rovings and thermoplastics.

The company also supplies automated press systems and components for raw materials, part handling and remachining – e.g. deburring, punching, drilling, bonding etc. – and automatic assembly systems for pressing in impact nuts, clips and hole reinforcements.





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