Innovative products – cost-efficient, economical with materials and with a low carbon footprint? Pioneering lightweight construction processes have great potential.
Reducing part weight while maintaining or improving mechanical properties is your ambitious goal. And fibre-reinforced or foamed parts are two possible solutions.
How to make significant cost savings? Through optimised part design, reduced weight and the combination of different lightweight construction processes and materials.
ARBURG is your partner. And active in networks that develop and optimise processes and materials. In addition to the technology, we also offer comprehensive technical advice.
Fibre direct compounding
With the FDC process, you are free to choose the fibre length and proportion, meaning that you can selectively influence the part properties. The benefits for you? You can substitute more expensive materials and produce lightweight yet resilient parts.
Combining MuCell® and chemical foams creates cups that are very light, have excellent insulation properties, and can be easily recycled after multiple use.
Cable drive housings made from PP with 30% long glass fibres (incinerated on the left) produced in the FDC process have a resilience similar to that of parts made from PBT and are also 30% lighter.
If gas or water is introduced into the mould cavity using fluid injection technology (FIT), cavities can be created in the part. This significantly reduces materials and cycle time.