Dornier GmbH, a leader in three corporate divisions that include weaving machinery, specialty systems, and composite systems, has announced that the company is set to present new machines and solutions for efficiently manufacturing semi-finished composite fibre products at the JEC World composite materials expo, to be held from March 6 to 8, 2018, in Paris.
The company will present its composite systems business unit at the JEC expo. The machine builder continues to establish its reputation as a system partner for component, fibre and polymer manufacturers for all matters relating to machinery and systems for manufacturing semi-finished textiles made from high-performance fibres.
Dornier will show the Dornier P1 roving weaving machines at JEC expo. It is common knowledge in the industry that carbon fabrics for aircraft wings, car parts and medical technology all over the world are produced on Dornier P1 roving weaving machines. The system is capable of producing dry and fully impregnated tapes in widths up to 600 millimetres and at speeds up to 30 m/min. The finished tapes, then, can be further processed on Dornier’s tape weaving machine. This for example allows to produce woven organic sheets, more economically than before. The advantages for semi-finished goods and component manufacturers thus are shorter cycle times and lower production costs.
The experts at Dornier can draw on decades of experience in developing customised systems when building machinery for semi-finished goods. Producers of components, fibres, or polymers often rely on in-house developments and modified machines. But they usually don’t have the system building experience they need. As they reach a dead end, they contact the machine builders, who can contribute more than just their CE certification expertise.
In order to meet customers’ requirements as completely as possible, Dornier has established a technology centre where specific system concepts for manufacturing semi-finished goods are tested, and customer trials are conducted.