Spaltimprägnierverfahren – Herstellung komplexer FVK‑Bauteile in kurzen Zykluszeiten
von Prof. Dr.‑Ing. Christian Hopmann, Prof. Dr.‑Ing. Dr. Ing. E. h. Walter Michaeli, Dipl.‑Ing. Robert Bastian
The gap impregnation process was developed at the IKV, Institute of Plastics Processing, for manufacturing high performance composite parts from fibre-reinforced plastics (FRPs) in only a few minutes. The process offers a high potential for the automated serial production of high‑grade plane structural composite parts and the reduction of the process cycle times. The isothermal process control allows to achieve a high energy efficiency. Meanwhile this process technology also permits to manufacture successfully not only plane but also curved parts with transitions in thickness and components with integrated cut‑outs in less than 5 min. The results obtained will now be transferred to more complex structures and the production of a carbon fibre engine hood in integral construction.