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The master mold is used to accommodate various mold inserts for the production of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. For this purpose, so-called tape fabrics are inserted into the mold, formed when the mold is closed and then functionalized. The mold is designed for processing a wide range of plastics and can be temperature-controlled up to 200 °C.
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Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
The master mold is part of a production cell for research in the field of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite components. Methods and expertise include the design and optimization of such components, digitization of the manufacturing process, and basic research in the area of back injection of tape layups.