STAMFORD, Conn. – Hexcel, a worldwide chief in superior composites applied sciences, is happy to substantiate that its HexPly® M901 prepreg system has been chosen by Rassini, a Mexico-based know-how chief in composite car suspension methods, to hurry up prototype and new product improvement cycles, lowering general time to market with a straightforward to course of materials resolution that allows efficient early-stage design screening and cost-effective manufacturing.
As a specialist within the mass manufacturing of composite helper leaf springs for numerous main OEMs, Rassini repeatedly develops revolutionary new suspension element designs. On account of price and timing, nevertheless, these new merchandise can’t simply be prototyped utilizing typical high-pressure resin switch molding (HP-RTM) know-how.
With greater than 15 years of expertise in delivering glass fiber prepregs for the serial manufacturing of composite leaf springs, Hexcel developed its high-performance HexPly M901 prepreg system particularly for any such software. HexPly M901 combines the appropriate degree of structural efficiency required with easy processing, offering Rassini with a dependable materials resolution optimized for speedy improvement and fine-tuning iterations.
HexPly M901 is a excessive Tg epoxy resin prepreg system particularly developed for structural elements that might be uncovered to harsh thermal and environmental circumstances. With brief treatment cycles of 10 minutes and beneath producing glorious inexperienced, or dealing with, energy of the composite half for demolding and unidirectional glass fiber aerial weights as much as 1,600gsm, HexPly M901 delivers a strong mixture of advantages for suspension element functions.
Along with having an vital position within the new product improvement cycle, HexPly M901 additionally gives important benefits for decrease quantity serial manufacturing of composite mono leaf springs. Combining mechanical efficiency that’s roughly 15% larger than customary prepregs with enhanced fatigue properties and a Tg of as much as 200˚C following post-cure, HexPly M901 units a benchmark for efficiency.
Claude Despierres, VP Gross sales and Advertising – Industrial at Hexcel, stated, ‘We’re very happy with our extremely revolutionary developments with companions equivalent to Rassini that permit us to repeatedly enhance our product vary, handle our prospects’ wants and optimize our composite materials options for every software.’
Hexcel Corporation is a number one superior composites firm. It develops, manufactures and markets light-weight, high-performance structural supplies together with carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and different fiber-reinforced matrix supplies, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite constructions to be used in business aerospace, area and protection and industrial functions.
Rassini is the world’s largest producer of suspension elements for mild business autos and the one totally built-in brake rotor producer in America. We develop mobility options via large information, synthetic intelligence, widespread digitalization and innovation in each processes and supplies. We provide options to automotive producers in 10 nations, supplying elements to greater than eight million autos every year. Extra details about Rassini and its merchandise is out there at www.rassini.com.
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