27 November 2018
27 November 2018
Fibercon, the consolidation system developed by Dieffenbacher and Fraunhofer ICT, has won the Innovative Processes category in this year’s AVK Innovation Awards.
The awards, organised by the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe), were presented at a ceremony in Stuttgart at the 4th International Composites Congress, the kickoff event of Composites Europe. Christian Dieffenbacher, Member of the Management Board, Dr Matthias Graf, Head of Technology Development at Dieffenbacher, and Dr Sebastian Baumgärtner from Fraunhofer ICT, accepted the award.
Dieffenbacher’s Fibercon is used in the manufacture of tape-based components. It consolidates tape layups into near-net-shape, high quality laminates. Fibercon’s vacuum consolidation minimises air inclusions and imperfections and prevents material degradation due to oxidation. Dry spots in the tape can also be re-impregnated. Thanks to a newly developed coating system, most polymers can be processed without release agents. This makes it possible to produce large series of individual component-specific tape layups in reproducible quality. It is also possible to process high performance thermoplastics without further adaptation.
Together with the Fiberforge tape laying system, Fibercon forms the Tailored Blank Line, which is capable of producing more than one million components per year.
Photo provided by Dieffenbacher
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