SPE WEBINAR: Applications of Wound Thermoplastic Composites for Injection Molding 

When: Thursday, October 27, 2022 11:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Where: Webinar via Zoom

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Continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFR TP) components have anisotropic (direction dependent) properties which can be designed to withstand specific load cases. Combined with the fact that their specific strength is higher than that of metals, while the ability to machine them is comparable, there is an opportunity for producing lighter, simpler, plastic components with tailored properties.

This webinar will introduce the Laser-Assisted Tape Deposition (LATD) technology of AFPT GmbH and the production capacities of its subsidiary, Alformet GmbH. Then the applications of CFR TP components will be explored, while focusing on how inserts for injection molding, and the overmolding of tubular structures can allow for new part designs otherwise considered unachieveable.

About the Speaker

Lucas Ciccarelli, Senior Sales Engineer at Alformet GmbH, is primarily responsible for consulting industrial customers in laser-assisted tape deposition (LATD) technology. This includes education & concept development, proof-of-concept & process simulation, through to ramp-up and serial industrialisation. He specialized in the manufacturing processing of fiber-reinforced materials through his bachelor's and master's studies, and has been involved with the LATD technology of parent company AFPT GmbH for nearly a decade. Lucas has a bachelor’s degree from Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania, USA and a master’s degree from RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

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