Modern additive manufacturing technologies, such as Automated Fiber Placement, are allowing fully automated production of complex structures.
As manufacturers learn the benefits of thermoplastic composites and apply them to novel applications, pressure to process material faster and more cost-efficiently has steadily been increasing. To meet this increased demand, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has explored thermoplastic manufacturing technologies, especially in-situ fabrication with Automated Fiber Placement (AFP). Though already used for serial production over the last two decades, improved understanding of AFP processes and evolution of the technologies involved has seen manufacturing costs reduced and performance of the resulting products improve.
In a new set of whitepapers, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions explains design considerations, manufacturing techniques and the advantages of AFP. Read them to learn more about the processes to help give you a clearer understanding of the benefits for your application.
Read the whitepapers:
Automated Fiber Placement of Thermoplastic Composites: A Cost Effective Out-of-Autoclave Process
Development of Laser Heating for Processing Thermoplastic Composites
Manufacturing of High-Performance Composite Structures: In-situ Thermoplastic Consolidation
Automated Fiber Placement Process: Process and Design Considerations
Thermoplastic Composite Aerospace Structures: In-situ Automated Fiber Placement for Cost and Weight Savings
These techpapers are just a few of the free resources available via the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions website. Here you can find webinars, whitepapers and other resources to enhance your knowledge and guide you in selecting the right seal for your applications.
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