STAMFORD, Conn. — July 20, 2021 — Hexcel, a world provider of 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 automobile suspension programs, to hurry up prototype and new product growth cycles, decreasing total time to market with a straightforward to course of materials answer that allows efficient early-stage design screening and cost-effective manufacturing.
As a specialist within the mass manufacturing of composite helper leaf springs for varied main OEMs, Rassini repeatedly develops progressive new suspension element designs. On account of price and timing, nonetheless, these new merchandise can’t simply be prototyped utilizing standard 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 such a software. HexPly M901 combines the correct degree of structural efficiency required with easy processing, offering Rassini with a dependable materials answer optimized for speedy growth and fine-tuning iterations.
HexPly M901 is a excessive Tg epoxy resin prepreg system particularly developed for structural elements that shall be uncovered to harsh thermal and environmental circumstances. With quick 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 purposes.
Along with having an vital position within the new product growth cycle, HexPly M901 additionally provides vital benefits for decrease quantity serial manufacturing of composite mono leaf springs. Combining mechanical efficiency that’s roughly 15% increased than commonplace 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, mentioned, “We’re very happy with our extremely progressive developments with companions equivalent to Rassini that enable us to repeatedly enhance our product vary, deal with our clients’ wants and optimize our composite materials options for every software.”
Posted July 20, 2021
Supply: Hexcel Company