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ADVANCED FORMING SYSTEMS

Technologies for automated forming of dry fibers and prepregs

The advanced forming of 2D dry fabrics or prepreg stacks is a key element to a costeffectivecomposite production (CFRP / GFRP), especially for today’s and futurehigh-volume production in Aerospace and Automotive industry. Therefore, theautomated forming process is one of the major drivers for a later high-quality RTM(Resin Transfer Molding) or Prepreg curing process.

ALPEX Technologies is a turn-key solution partner for customer-specific 3D formingsystems for dry preforms or prepreg stacks. ALPEX engineers, designs andmanufactures all required tooling systems from 2D cutting of the fibers to final 3Dtrimming of dry and pre-impregnated fabrics.

Technologies at a glance:

  • Forming systems for dry and pre-impregnated fabrics
  • Preforming solutions for RTM processes
  • Forming technologies for thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs
  • Advanced 3D-forming technologies for 2D stacks
  • Automated systems with high volume capability
  • Combined forming and curing concepts
  • Integration in turn-key production cells

Projects

Forming

Major OEMs and Tier1&2 suppliers in Automotive, Aerospace and Defence industryrely on the competence and knowledge of ALPEX in the development andimplementation of systems for the manufacturing of dry and impregnated preforms forcomplex composite parts.

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