KraussMaffei opens the world’s largest composites centre
KraussMaffei has opened an integrated fibre-composites technical centre in Munich, which the German company claims is the world’s largest
KraussMaffei said that it had installed high-performance reaction processing machinery (RPM) for the production of fibre composites and many others types of parts in a refurbished hall inside the existing technical centre. The company added that the juxtaposition of the new RPM hall and the injection moulding hall beside it created scope for integrated processing. “[It] 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 parts produced,” said Frank Peters, KraussMaffei board member. The 1,900sqm RPM hall houses 11 reaction-processing machines and installations for a range of production processes, KraussMaffei said. The centre will allow the company to carry out integrated processes such as directly applying sealant and adhesive beads to parts, the plastics and rubber processing company noted.