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Towards the functionalized FRP tube

A Merger of Hydroforming and Injection Molding Technologies Is Driving Lightweight Design
: Engelmann, U.; Layer, M.; Albert, A.; Reese, E.; Landgrebe, D.; Kroll, L.; Nendel, W.

Kunststoffe international 107 (2017), No.12, pp.11-14
ISSN: 1862-4243
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IWU ()

In the Federal German Excellence Cluster âMergeâ, new processes for hydroforming-injection molding for processing thermoplastic fiber composites are being researched. With gas as a forming and supporting medium, fiber-reinforced plastic tubes have been processed for the first time. In specific applications, researchers succeeded in reducing the part weight and process costs, and increasing productivity.