Additively manufactured roof frame with local carbon fiber reinforcement

To date, polymer-based additively manufactured structures have failed to gain a foothold in vehicle bodies due to inadequate mechanical characteristics. Now, Audi and CIKONI have presented an approach combining additive manufacturing with carbon fiber reinforcement based on a concept study. You can either review the […]

Composites World on CIKONI AdditiveCARBON Technology

There is a new article on CIKONI on CompositeWorld! AdditiveCARBON from CIKONI (Stuttgart, Germany) allows the realization of hybrid structures by means of a combined and fully automated manufacturing approach in which continuous carbon fiber reinforcement directly follows the load paths and the additive base […]

Lightness made in Stuttgart: Tech start-up combines bionic design with high tech materials for future logistics

Lightness made in Stuttgart: Tech start-up combines bionic design with high tech materials for future logistics The Vision Van of Mercedes-Benz Vans, that was recently revealed at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 and at CES Las Vegas, combines groundbreaking design with innovative technical solutions and […]

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INEOS Styrolution, CIKONI, and ESI form a collaboration within the framework of the StyLight product launch

INEOS Styrolution presented last October at the K-Messe 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany an innovative thermoplastic organic sheet for the manufacture of continuous fiber reinforced composite components. StyLight is the first and only thermoplastic composite material created from a styrene foam Styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) matrix and various […]