Efficient machining of composite materials
As a partner of leading industrial companies, IBG has been developing automated production techniques for many years in order to realise the economic large-scale production of CFRP components, especially in the automotive industry. From development to design and prototype construction to series production of complex CFRP structures, IBG provides customers with all engineering services from a single source to promote the expansion of these trend-setting technologies of the future.
CFRP - an ideal material for use in modern lightweight construction
Due to its numerous positive properties, the material has become indispensable in various industries and applications. For example, CFRP has very high strength and rigidity at a comparatively low density, as well as excellent damping properties and exemplary crash behaviour. With at least the same function, CFRP is a good third lighter than aluminium and at most half the weight of steel. All this makes CFRP the ideal material for use in modern lightweight construction. Until now, however, the advantages of this innovative material have been reserved for the aforementioned high-tech industries in the form of customised products and small series, because a large proportion of manual work steps entailed high manufacturing costs that made series production uneconomical.
Thanks to innovative solutions from IBG, industrial production of and with CFRP is now possible. IBG provides engineering and design support for production-ready design, machining and processing of semi-finished carbon products, customised finishing and cutting technologies for fibre composites. This includes ultrasonic cutting of clutches, handling of pre-materials, clutches and finished components. This ensures reproducible quality and reduces the workload of the employees.
Overall, CFRP machining offers a wide range of possibilities for manufacturing lightweight and robust products that meet the requirements of customers and applications.