ITA: Glass fibers live at JEC World

Glass fibers live at JEC World


During JEC World 2019 on March 12-14, 2019 in Paris/France, at the joint stand of the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Construction (AZL), the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), Aachen/Germany, will demonstrate its expertise in the field of glass fibers, preforms and textile concrete. The exhibits come from various fields of application and address the automotive, aerospace and mechanical engineering sectors.

The newly constructed induction heated glass fiber production line enables increased flexibility in research. For the first time, glass fibers will be produced live at the ITA stand at JEC World. One of the innovations of the system is the inductively heated bushing. It features a flexible design and consists of a platinum/rhodium alloy (Pt/Rh20) for use in high-temperature glasses.
The glass fiber production line was designed in such a way that new concepts and ideas can be tested quickly. The modular design allows a high flexibility, the induction system a significantly faster operability.
The DrapeCube offers a cost-effective design for the production of fiber preforms from textile semi-finished products. It is used in the production of preforms for prototypes and in small series and is suitable for companies active in the production of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP).

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