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Blog of IB STEINER; Update 26th of September 2020, 15:23
The perfect solution for each function, the best material for every property, all together merged with the right production process: This is how hybrid products succeed! By use of multi material processes, hybrid technologies and assembly injection moulding materials of different worlds can be jointed together to use their positive properties. Especially overmoulding of wood, metal and glass components with plastic materials allow to improve product properties often together with significant cost reduction.
Smart engineers develop smart materials for new products beyond state of the art. Plastic materials and injection moulding are technology drivers in this field. Smart materials respond to changing surrounding conditions, like increasing of temperature or changed pH value, and initiate process control in a product without assistance of user. Smart materials will open doors for new solutions, possibilities and visions created by development team for consumer benefits.
With research teams from Poland and Austria, polymeric heart valves in hybrid construction made of titanium and polycarbonatethane were developed in the M-ERA.NET project bioVALVE. Through process simulation the component geometry was virtually developed in several iterative steps and the injection molds for overmolding the filigree titanium grids were designed rheologically. A revolutionary design focused on the flow conditions in the heart led to significant improvements in biocompatibility for the polymer heart valves developed.
Wood, perfected by nature over thousands of years, is becoming the lightweight construction material of the future through innovative technologies. The functionalisation of wood components by overmoulding with plastics, including biopolymers, increases the ease of assembly of the lightweight components and leads to improved surface properties in application. Wood-hybrid technology meets the requirements of technically sophisticated lightweight construction products in line with the EU Green Deal without compromising on properties or economic efficiency.
Within the FFG Bridge project "RubExject", a new processing method for rubber components based on the EXJECTION technology was developed in cooperation with SKF Sealing Solutions Austria GmbH and the Chair for Injection Moulding of Plastics at the University of Leoben. This should enable the production of large, functional 3D profiles while maintaining the smallest dimensional tolerances. The EXJECTION technology makes it possible to produce very long components, such as large seals, which are in greater demand today than ever before. The research mold was built by ELMET Elastomere Produktions- und Dienstleistungs GmbH.
Details are available soon in 2020 ...