We are involved in serial production and prototyping of thermoplastic composite components for the automotive industry:
- The production of bus bumpers in GF/PP using our patented MechTool® technology – With this technology, we have provided a cost-effective solution for an application where impact performance is critical.
- Prototyping of a GF/PP rear door for an SUV, for a major producer of automobiles – A combination of light weight, mechanical properties and impact performance are required for this application.
- Technology in lightweight, high-performance thermoplastic composites for highly-loaded machine elements – We developed a CF/PEEK rocker for a Formula 1 racing team, to replace the existing aluminium forging. The component was 30% lighter and able to perform at high service temperatures (150ºC) under severe fatigue loading.
We have also developed technology for the production of thermoplastic crash tubes for automotive application.