– Sales success at the Chinese automotive supplier NBHX
– Fiber-composite technologies with short cycle times mean that steel and aluminum can be substituted
(Munich/Shanghai, April 23, 2014) "Lightweight Design" is changing automotive manufacture with increasing speed. More and more components, which were traditionally manufactured from steel or aluminum, are giving way to fiber-reinforced plastic parts: Sidewall panels, base pans, entire roofs, front-end carriers, carbon design parts and more besides. KraussMaffei is playing a key role in ensuring that these parts can also be mass-produced economically. The Chinese automotive supplier NBHX is now also taking advantage of the opportunity to manufacture fiber-reinforced plastic components with cycle times of just three minutes.