0-Waste Production and Further Developments in Advanced Compression Molding of C-SMC Materials for Automotive Applications
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AEROCAR Conference - Carbon fiber trends in the automotive and aeronautic markets
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The increasing environmental awareness of the society together with the middle and long term shortage of natural resources leads to the engineer?s challenge (or rather necessity) to develop technical components in a sustainable manner. This challenge provides a dilemma for nowadays-lightweight industry, because there are two essential problems with usually con-trary and conflicting optima. On the one hand components need to be designed to consume as little material as possible incorporating profound recycling strategies, on the other hand the performance needs to meet certain load and safety requirements. Our 0-WASTE research project ad-dresses this dilemma by developing a beyond state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technology of discontinuous carbon fibre reinforced composites in conjunction with tackling the problem of fibre waste. It provides industrial and economic relevant recycling strategies for this material class. This approach involves novel material systems (C-SMC) and single-stage compression moulding methods, which enables us to manufacture structural automo-tive components in an industrial (automated) and cost efficient way. Although the C-SMC components sound metallic to the experienced engineer, they feature all advantages of the fibre composite technology to exploit the full lightweight potential. A special methodology was developed to use industrial recyclates multistage for varying quality requirements with virtually zero waste generation.
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Hauptvortrag / Eingeladener Vortrag auf einer Tagung