Hexcel’s HexPly M901 prepreg system has been chosen by Rassini, a Mexico-based expertise chief in composite car suspension programs, to hurry up prototype and new product growth cycles. The corporate goals to cut back total time to market with the easy-to-process materials that permits efficient early-stage design screening and cost-effective manufacturing.
HexPly M901 is a high-Tg epoxy resin prepreg system particularly developed for structural elements that will likely be uncovered to harsh thermal and environmental situations. It options quick treatment cycles of 10 minutes and under, producing glorious inexperienced, or dealing with, energy of the composite half for demolding, and unidirectional glass fiber aerial weights as much as 1,600 gsm.
As a specialist within the mass manufacturing of composite helper leaf springs for numerous main OEMs, Rassini repeatedly develops revolutionary suspension part designs. Resulting from value and timing, nonetheless, these new merchandise can not simply be prototyped utilizing standard high-pressure resin switch molding (HP-RTM) expertise.
With greater than 15 years of expertise in delivering glass-fiber prepregs for the serial manufacturing of composite leaf springs, Hexcel developed its HexPly M901 prepreg system particularly for the sort of software. HexPly M901 combines structural efficiency with easy processing, offering Rassini with a dependable materials resolution optimized for fast growth and fine-tuning iterations.
Along with having an vital position within the new product growth cycle, HexPly M901 additionally presents vital benefits for decrease quantity serial manufacturing of composite mono leaf springs. Mechanical efficiency is roughly 15% increased than commonplace prepregs with enhanced fatigue properties and a Tg as much as 200˚C following post-cure.