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02-10-2014

Dieffenbacher Continues Cooperation with Fraunhofer Project Center

Preform Center in the Dieffenbacher production in Eppingen (figure: Dieffenbacher)

Preform Center in the Dieffenbacher production in Eppingen (figure: Dieffenbacher)

Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau , based in Eppingen, Germany, is continuing its successful working relationship with the Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC).

The existing Dieffenbacher plants in North America have used glass-fiber -einforced thermosets (SMC) and long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) to enable the development and production of semi-structural components. The addition of the Preform Center, which is currently under construction, is set to expand the range of applications now offered by the FPC to include processes related to high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM).

At the Preform Center, production will be fully automatic — a move that will ensure the institute continue to implement the systematic strategy of introducing series-production processes. Access, to what is currently the most powerful technology in the world in the field of composite manufacturing, will be made possible thanks to the FPC state-of-the-art technological platform for the American industry. This technology is planned to be commissioned at the end of March, after which companies will use the research center to further develop and test the use of CFRP during the production stage. The expansion of the HP-RTM process is based on an increasing need for procedures in the production of structural components.

Research at the Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC) in London, Ontario/Canada, is focused on the area of fiber composites in lightweight construction. The FPC works in close collaboration with both Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT), Pfinztal, Germany, and is operated as an independent institute that undertakes applied research into materials development and the processing of fiber-composite materials for North American industrial companies. The objective of the center is to develop materials for new applications in accordance with the specific needs of the North American market.

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Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

Heilbronner Str. 20
DE 75031 Eppingen
Tel.: 07262 65-0
Fax: 07262 65297-65377

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