27th March 2017, Stamford, CT
Hexcel, a leading advanced composites company based in Stamford, CT, will present the company’s new REDUX 677 film adhesive for high volume hybrid structures at the Automotive Circle’s Joining in Car Body Engineering 2017 conference, which will be held from 4-7 April in Bad Nauheim, Germany.
With hybrid components becoming increasingly popular in vehicle lightweighting, engineers can now combine the best properties of each material in a single hybrid design. However, traditional bonding techniques for metal and FRP materials in such components have several limitations for high-volume production processes including extensive pre-treatment, time consuming process steps and galvanic isolation. As a result, an alternative joining concept that enables weight optimised complex components to be produced with improved mechanical properties is highly desirable.
In his presentation, CFRP compatible film adhesive for high volume hybrid structures, Andreas Gabor, Hexcel’s Group Leader, Technical Support Automotive, will analyse these limitations and describe how Hexcel has developed a new film adhesive designed specifically to overcome these challenges and deliver an optimised joining technology within high-volume automotive manufacturing.
Mr Gabor is Hexcel’s Group Leader, Technical Support Automotive and is an expert in advising automotive engineers on the best composite materials for their designs, to establish the most cost-effective weight-saving solution to meet requirements and advise on optimum processing techniques for the best performance. He will present on the first day of the event.
Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibres, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, used in commercial aerospace, space and defence and industrial applications.