KraussMaffei opens largest integrated composites TechCenter

Today, in Munich, KraussMaffei opened the world’s most versatile TechCenter for lightweight parts and fiber-composites technology.

The company has installed high-performance reaction processing machinery for the production of fiber composites and many other types of parts in a refurbished hall inside the existing TechCenter. What is more, the juxtaposition of the new RPM hall and the injection molding hall right next to it creates unique scope for integrated processing. The benefits to customers are manifold: physical proximity to and collaboration with KraussMaffei injection molding experts, and the processing of reactive materials for a host of custom and process-specific solutions.

The integrated TechCenter was officially launched by Dr. Karlheinz Bourdon, Frank Peters (both board members of KraussMaffei, Wolfgang Frehsdorf (Head of Operations Reaction Process Machinery) and Nicolas Beyl (Head of Technology).

The new RPM hall, together with the unique possibility of integrating reaction process installations with injection molding machines, 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 the parts produced

said Frank Peters. The 1,900 square metre RPM hall houses 11 reaction-processing machines and installations for all kinds of production processes, including one of the largest RTM systems worldwide. Customers are assured of the highest levels of confidentiality, as individual areas can be sectioned off to protect their expertise. Should they wish to do so, they can then examine the part properties in the company’s test lab afterwards.