Probably the first multi-process injection molding was direct long-fiber injection
molding of automotive front end carriers, developed in-house by French automotive molder Faurecia, headquartered in Nanterre, France, in the late 1990s.
com)-- From filament winding to long-fiber injection
molding, polyurethanes can be processed in a variety of ways to meet the many needs of manufacturers serving a broad range of markets.
IMC occupies a niche in a long-fiber injection
market dominated by use of precompounded pellets.
has teamed up with German mold-texturing expert Galvanoform to develop a process that combines K-M's PUR Long-Fiber Injection
(LFI) process with Galvanoform's in-mold graining (IMG) technology.
SRIM took a new direction in 1995 with the launch of Krauss-Maffei's Long-Fiber Injection
(LFI) process, which chops and wets out glass fibers inside the mixhead.
New equipment at the K show will include a lab line for RIM-molded auto-interior skins, recirculating spray mixheads designed for open-pour RIM, and upgrades for making SRIM structural composites with a long-fiber injection
In the fledgling field of thermoplastic composites, two processes stand out as likely to make the greatest commercial impact in this decade: 1) long-fiber injection
molding, and 2) reinforced sheet stamping.