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  • Keeping Pace through Rapid Projects and Radical Designs
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 3

    Keeping Pace through Rapid Projects and Radical Designs


    Lean back, put your feet up and close your eyes. This is certainly not something you would associate with driving a car. But these are the...   more

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    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 4



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  • Layer-for-Layer Precision plus  High Performance
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 6 - 9

    Layer-for-Layer Precision plus High Performance

    Thermoplastic Tapes Require New Processing Technologies

    The first processes for manufacturing of thermoplastic composite components with organic sheets have reached the series production stage....   more

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  • Faultless Conductor Tracks with a Long Service Life
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 10 - 14

    Faultless Conductor Tracks with a Long Service Life

    Integrated Metal/Plastics Injection Molding Enables the Economical Production of Plastic Components with Directly Injected Long-Term-Resistant Conductor Tracks

    The IKV in Aachen, Germany, has investigated the influence of process management on the quality and durability of electrically conductive...   more

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  • Balancing on the Needle Point
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 15 - 16

    Balancing on the Needle Point

    Advantages of a Sensitively Controlled Needle Valve System for Hot Runners

    At the K show, the Italian hot-runner supplier HRSflow focused its presentation on hot-runner solutions for injection molding of complex,...   more

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  • Cutting the Gordian Knot
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 17 - 20

    Cutting the Gordian Knot

    A Start-Up and Five Partners from Industry and Research Are Developing a Steamless Process Chain for Energy-Efficient Processing and In-Situ Functionalization of Particle Foams

    Up to now, the prevailing opinion has been that processing of Styrofoam and similarly cellular materials requires complex processes...   more

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  • Thoroughly Cleaned and Activated
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 21 - 22

    Thoroughly Cleaned and Activated

    Plasma System with Variable Output for Pretreating Bonding Surfaces

    In today’s industry, atmospheric pressure plasma systems are used primarily for cleaning and activating surfaces. Their integrational...   more

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  • The Dynamic Die
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 23 - 26

    The Dynamic Die

    Wall Thickness Control of the Parison with Cylindrical Runner and by Tilting the Die

    Exact wall thickness distribution is the primary goal in the fabrication of extrusion blow molded hollow articles – regardless of whether...   more

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  • Lightweight Design on the Move
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 28 - 31

    Lightweight Design on the Move

    All-Plastic Brake Pedal with Multiaxial Fiber Reinforcement in Series Production

    Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites can now also offer an alternative to metals in the lightweight structural design of...   more

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  • Eye-Catchers Under the Hood
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 32 - 35

    Eye-Catchers Under the Hood

    Optimizing Properties and Costs in the Production of Designer Engine Covers

    Visible components in vehicle engine rooms increasingly have to satisfy not just technical requirements, but design expectations, too. An...   more

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  • Purity Requirements for Fuel Lines
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 36 - 39

    Purity Requirements for Fuel Lines

    Development, Testing and Processing Low-Extractable Multilayer Tubes for Fuel Lines

    Biogasoline fuels such as E10 and improved fuel injection systems to reduce consumption have changed the specifications for gasoline fuel...   more

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  • Efficient Suction Blow Molding
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 40 - 42

    Efficient Suction Blow Molding

    Manufacturing 3D Ducts with Heat-Resistant Materials

    3D blow molding can look back on a long development history. Today’s high-performance plastics make previously inconceivable automotive...   more

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  • Best for Exterior Applications
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 43 - 46

    Best for Exterior Applications

    A Mineral Fiber-Reinforced PC+ABS Blend Replaces Aluminum in the Serial Production of Roof Rails

    For the roof rails on the current Opel Compact Estate it was decided to use a reinforced thermoplastic solution instead of aluminum. The...   more

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  • Material without Limits
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 47 - 50

    Material without Limits

    Magna Exteriors Is Adjusting to New Vehicle Concepts and Working on Multi-Material Systems

    A vehicle’s external appearance determines the first impression. Tailgates, bumpers, front ends, etc., which used to be a preserve of...   more

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  • Sealing and Thinking
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 51 - 56

    Sealing and Thinking

    Automotive Subcontractor Eldisy Develops Solutions for an Overlooked Group of Parts

    Is everything standardized in the automotive industry? Yes, but … complying with the standards involves a surprising amount of manual input...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Eldisy GmbH

  • Mirror-Finish Painting in the Mold
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 57 - 61

    Mirror-Finish Painting in the Mold

    Painting without Runs – Cycle Time Less than One Minute

    For several years a quartet of developers has been working on a new technology for painting thermoplastic parts in the injection mold. The...   more

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  • Filler with Lightweight Potential
    Kunststoffe international 2017/03, PAGE 62 - 65

    Filler with Lightweight Potential

    Recycling of Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polymers to Sustainable Pyrolysis Char Filler

    Mineral fillers are widely used in the automotive industry to enhance the performance of polymer grades. A recycling concept has now been...   more

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