Knowledge transfer for composites

“We must work together if we want to develop affordable manufacturing automation solutions along the entire process chain to help bring about the required reduction in the cost of the finished product,” VDMA Composite Technology Forum spokesman and KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH board member Frank Peters told Monday’s “Series manufacture of composites – across-the-board automation” meeting in Frankfurt. This was the first time that members of the VDMA Composite Technology Forum and of the partner organisations AVK, Carbon Composites e.V. and CFK Valley Stade e.V. had got together to exchange ideas. More than 150 delegates discussed approaches to automation and what was required of plant and machinery manufacturers.

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