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New Composite Technologies for Production of Auto CFRP Hybrid Structures - Hexcel

Published on 2017-06-23. Author : SpecialChem

Hexcel Corporation
DUXFORD, UK -- At Multicomp 2017 [June 14-15], Hexcel’s Chris Harrington presented new composite technologies for the high volume manufacture of CFRP/metal hybrid structures in the automotive industry.

Multicomp is a new conference organized by NetComposites to bring together researchers, designers, manufacturers and end-users to showcase the latest developments in hybrid composite solutions within high value sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail and energy.

Composite/Metal Hybrid


Hybrid components that combine composites and metal in the same part are becoming increasingly popular in vehicle designs, allowing engineers to combine the best properties of each material in a single lightweight hybrid design.

However, a number of challenges have to be overcome, which Chris Harrington described in his presentation before explaining how Hexcel has developed a new fast-curing carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg for the automated production of prepreg stacks, and a new film adhesive - Redux® 677. These products work in conjunction to provide an optimized solution for the automated manufacturing of automotive CFRP hybrid structures.

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Source: Hexcel Corporation
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