Injection moulding of structural components
|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - Inst. Designvetenskaper|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 498 865|
|Project duration||December 2016 - June 2017|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme SIP LIGHTer|
Purpose and goal
The objective of this pre-study project was to increase the knowledge about injection moulding of structural components. The objective can be considered to be fulfilled, since the knowledge about long fiber-reinforcement, carbon fiber-reinforcement, local reinforcement, polymerization in the mould, etc, have been substantially improved among the participants. Work is on-going to disseminate knowledge and results from the project to companies and organizations that were not involved in the project.
Expected results and effects
The aim of the project was to create a clear picture of possibilities and limits regarding existing techniques for injection moulding of thermoplastic composites with long/continuous fibers. To fulfill the aim, participants in the project have attended a seminar about thermoplastic composites in Germany, and visited JEC Composites Show in Paris. Furthermore, box pallets have been reinforced with organo-sheets, and the strength of the pallets has thereby been substantially improved. Results from the project have been presented at Plastteknik Nordic and at the SICOMP conference.
Planned approach and implementation
Four project meetings have been carried out since the project started. Between the project meetings a number of work package meetings have taken place, as well as a number of meetings to discuss simulation, assignments, etc. The project partners have also met at different trade fairs and conferences. The project set-up has worked well and all participants are interested to take part in a follow-up project.