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, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 18–23 | Cite as

Development of a Durable and Modified Coating for Braiding Pultrusion

  • Pia Münch
  • Thomas Gries
Materials Tool Coating

The braiding pultrusion process, or pulbraiding for short, is a process chain developed by the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University for continuously manufacturing profiles made of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic material. Working with the company SAM Coating, this approach of modifying the tool coating promises to enhance component quality and reduce the cycle time required.

Fibre-reinforced composites boast exceptional mechanical properties and are also lightweight. This makes them ideal for use in lightweight construction and for aviation and space travel, as well as motor sport. There is also a demand for such materials in mechanical engineering when there is a need to reduce accelerated masses in order to boost production speed and the run time of machines and systems or save energy. In addition, the topic of fibre-reinforced composites has most recently come to the fore in the area of e-mobility against a background of new developments and innovation in this sector.

Keywords

Coating System Diamond Coating Diamond Layer Plastic Application Hybrid Yarn 
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Notes

Thanks

Special thanks go to the SME Central Innovation Program (ZIM) for financing this project from funds from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and to our partner SAM Coating GmbH, Eggolsheim-Neuses, for the excellent collaboration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pia Münch
    • 1
  • Thomas Gries
    • 1
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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