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CAM X 2018 11 WEDNESDAY | October 17, 2018 Filament winding, prepreg technology accelerates process by 5-10 times Prepreg designed for multimaterial compression molding Norplex-Micarta (Postville, IA, US) is featuring its recently introduced EnableX, a continuous fiber prepreg that can be co-cured in a multimaterial molding system to produce near net shapes. EnableX materials are specifically designed for compression molding and tested by Norplex-Micarta to ensure compatibility with the process. In addition, Norplex-Micarta's in-house laboratory and development capabilities allow for new concepts to be prototyped, or datasets to be developed to support specific design criteria. EnableX has been verified on several epoxy and phenolic resin systems, with more in development. Reinforcement options include natural fibers such as cotton or paper, carbon fiber, glass fibers and fibers that signifi- cantly alter the behavior of the material such as PTFE or thermoplastics. Norplex-Micarta, Booth X4 NEW TECHNOLOGY Roth Composite Machinery (Steffenberg, Germany) is emphasizing its filament winding and prepreg abilities, with specific focus on its ROTHAWIN technology, robot winding and its Type 1-ECO machine. ROTHAWIN technology is said to accelerate winding processes by five to 10 times, making it suitable for series and mass production of pressure vessels in the automotive industry. The company also presents its new machine concepts for robotic filament winding processes, designed for research and develop- ment and for small-series production. The Type 1-ECO machine was developed as a standard- ized version of the gantry-type filament winding machine, an entry for the company into the serial production of filament winding machines. The machine is equipped with essential basic functions and offers robustness, durability and precision. It has a modular concept of up to four spindles, up to four winding axes and two length variants (one ranging to 4,000 mm and the other ranging to 10,000 mm). Roth Composite Machinery, Booth BB50

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