05 November 2013
05 November 2013
Formax will be showcasing two new fabric ranges at the Composites Engineering Show 2013.
The first, A-FORM an advanced range of Class A automotive textiles and secondly, reFORM, a recycled multiaxial reinforcement manufactured entirely from reprocessed carbon. Details of a new Drape Simulation Technology are also available at the show.
Formax says that A-FORM is based around +/-45 degree configurations and ranges in weights from 150-300gsm. The company says these innovative reinforcements minimise cure and processing times, thereby greatly reducing labour and painting costs. Thanks to super fine stitching and a variety of laminated surface veils the undesirable effect of ‘print through’ on finished parts is eliminated.
The creation of a new Recycling Division at Formax’s UK headquarters has allowed the company to devote considerable resource into optimizing and developing a recycled materials range. reFORM is a new reinforcement manufactured entirely from reprocessed carbon fibre wastage and is engineered for a variety of non-structural and structural applications across a range of industries.
Formax also claims it has the capability to support customers with specialist Drape Simulation software that enables the optimisation of fabric design. The program predicts how a material will perform and drape during the manufacturing process and highlight areas of difficulty such as creasing and permeability issues.
Visit stand C186 at the show.
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