PulPress technology newly developed by Evonik allows manufacturers to reduce expenses for moulding complex geometry composite components, meanwhile taking the technology from the high-end market to large-scale production.
Evonik explains that the new method
According to Evonik, new technology is a response to increasingly growing interest in composite materials in the automotive industry. Plus, the PulPress method reduces costs by up to 60 percent compared to composite parts manufactured using established methods such as resin injection. Up to now, composite components have mostly been used in luxury-class vehicles, as established methods are expensive and complex.
PulPress technology showcased by Evonik at JEC World 2017 in Paris is also of interest to manufacturers outside the automotive industry. It could be applied in aircraft construction for producing large numbers of carry-over parts and lightweight sandwich cores in sports equipment.