Modern lightweight composite construction is not only about the material, but also about an optimal synergy of material, process and application. With its PROTOS and TRITOS production systems, the producer of weaving machinery Lindauer Dornier GmbH, Lindau/Germany, is for the first time presenting comprehensive solutions for the economic production of high-quality customized thermoplastic composite structures.
The PROTOS Line (Polymer and Roving to Sheet) has been developed for UD tapes and prepreg semi-finished products. The integral solution allows tailored manufacturing of high-performance intermediates, products easy to be further processed. The Tape Production Line PROTOS TP produces either dry or fully impregnated tapes and afterwards processes them with the Tape Weaving Machine PROTOS TW into high-performance semi-finished thermoplastics.
In high performance applications, 3D fabrics are superior to layered fiber composite structures due to their good damage tolerance and high dynamic load capacity. The Dornier TRITOS Line (Textile Roving into Three-dimensionally Oriented Structure) combines this material superiority with highly productive, industrial production. With fabric thicknesses of up to 100 mm and the patented Dornier Weft Saver (DWS), the preform production line TRITOS PP is ideally suited for the use in areas with high cost pressure.