Munich, Germany -- KraussMaffei has opened an integrated fibre-composites TechCentre in Munich, which the German company claims is the world's largest.
KraussMaffei said, in a 13 May statement, that it had installed high-performance reaction processing machinery (RPM) for the production of fibre composites and many others types of parts in a refurbished hall inside the existing TechCentre.
The company added that the juxtaposition of the new RPM hall and the injection-moulding hall beside it created scope for integrated processing.
"[It] is a wonderful platform for demonstrating all the various processes in all their diversity. It gives us the capability to identify the best process solution for our customers and to conduct practical tests on both the processes and parts produced," said Frank Peters, KraussMaffei board member.
The 1900 sq.m RPM hall houses 11 reaction-processing machines and installations for all kinds of production processes, KraussMaffei said. The centre will allow the company to carry out integrated processes such as applying sealant and adhesive beads to parts direct, the plastics and rubber processing company noted in the statement.
The firm added that individual areas can be sectioned off to protect customer confidentiality and parts can be examined in KraussMaffei's test lab after production.