Dieffenbacher at the K show

Dieffenbacher's plant for manufacturing composite parts.
Dieffenbacher's plant for manufacturing composite parts.

Dieffenbacher plans to showcase a range of its composite machine technology at the K Show, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 16-23 October.

This includes its Fiberpress series which can be used to make sheet molding compound (SMC) Class A exterior components and semi-structural components made from long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (LFT).

Thermoplastic continuous-fiber-reinforced parts can be produced with company’s Tailored Blank Line which incorporates Fiberforge and Fibercon technology, Dieffenbacher says. For example, backrests can be produced with a press and an injection unit, while for structural applications such as roof components or B-pillars and roof braces, wet molding and metal-hybrid processes are also available.

Dieffenbacher says that it will also present recycling solutions at the K show for the first time, including shredding, cleaning and production of new end products made from recycled materials.

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