Table of contents:
- Picture gallery
- Determine the plain bearing material offline using templates
- Seminar tip
- PAEK materials optimized for EOS laser sintering platform
- Composite seat back saves up to 50% weight in the concept car
- Picture gallery
- Wear parts for food contact print with new filament
Video: Five Innovations In The Field Of Materials
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-01 01:49
Parker Hannifin's Engineered Materials Group offers composite solutions made from many different material combinations. A special highlight are the long-lasting and inexpensive 2K rubber-plastic direct composite parts. They manage without an adhesion promoter and the resulting solvent emissions. The elimination of the corresponding process steps results in cost advantages for the user. In many cases, 2K rubber-plastic composite parts can also replace the "classic" rubber-metal solutions.
An overview of all new products:
By combining the specific advantages of different materials in one component, new development potential can be realized. Thanks to extensive design freedom, z. B. the compact, ie space and weight saving representation of complex product geometries or functional requirements possible. This should result in considerable cost advantages, e.g. B. during assembly by stabilizing the shape of the soft component or sealing geometry. By reducing the number of parts using composite solutions, administrative, storage and logistics costs are to be reduced.
Determine the plain bearing material offline using templates
Regardless of whether series production in injection molding, small series or prototype from 3D printing or semi-finished products: To find the right Iglidur material for the corresponding application, Igus has now developed a new compact offline configurator for its 39 Iglidur standard materials. The customer can use templates to determine the right material. For example, if he needs a plain bearing with high temperature resistance, he places the corresponding template over the bushings so that it filters the materials. In the new, more compact version of the offline concept, users can now directly see which materials are also available for free design as semi-finished products. The company is also presenting its 3D printing service and 3D printing material for the production of prototypes and small series. Alternatively, the online expert system helps with the selection and calculation of the service life.
The systematic material selection seminar teaches the relationship between material production, material structure and the resulting material properties. The aim is to present a holistic representation of the material selection process, starting from the creation of a requirement profile, the pre-selection up to the fine selection and risk assessment.
PAEK materials optimized for EOS laser sintering platform
The University of Exeter and Victrex have completed the commissioning of the new EOS P 810 laser sintering platform for high-temperature polymers. The strategic collaboration aims to introduce next-generation Victrex PAEK polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying additive manufacturing processes. Investments in the operation of the new facility are expected to accelerate the commercialization of 3D printing materials for very powerful components.
According to the information provided, the new facility can be used to link basic research with commercial manufacturing processes. This allows materials and their application to be optimized by taking new thermal, optical and mechanical improvements into account. As a result, more knowledge is gained about the dynamics of laser sintering.
The EOS P 810 can use materials with a melting point of around 300 ° C in the 3D printing process. It is particularly suitable for the new PAEK polymers with a low melting point, which Victrex developed and optimized for additive manufacturing.
Composite seat back saves up to 50% weight in the concept car
Together with the research and development center of the Chinese car manufacturer GAC, Covestro is developing a new lightweight construction concept for seat backs in the electric concept vehicle ENO.146. GAC relies on light and sustainable materials. This includes Covestro's continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite Maezio, from which the backrests of the two front seats are made. Compared to typical metal constructions, the composite seat back should save up to 50% in weight. In the interior, seats are an ideal target for weight savings because they are among the heaviest parts.
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Wear parts for food contact print with new filament
Special hygienic solutions are the be-all and end-all in the packaging and food industry. So that users have even more design freedom in the design of their machine, Igus has now developed its temperature-resistant, durable and proven material Iglidur A350 as a 3D printing tribo filament.
The lubrication and maintenance-free material is specially designed for use in food and packaging technology. The high-performance plastic is particularly convincing with its high long-term temperature resistance of up to 180 ° C and is also easy to clean with chemicals, they say.
The Iglidur A350 material complies with EU Regulation 10/2011 and the FDA and is therefore officially approved for contact with food. Due to its blue color, Iglidur A350 is easier to discover and thus increases production safety. The longevity of the material is particularly evident in swivel and rotary applications and with high and medium loads on stainless steel shafts. The filament is available both for self-printing on a high-temperature 3D printer and in the 3D printing service from Igus.