From the idea to the product – everything from a single source
Compotech AG provides application-based solutions and concepts. The design department provides the customer with support and advice from the design/development phase right through to series production.
Our customers requirements for their Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) parts are something that we take very seriously. Our engineering department provides technically and economically optimised solutions for sophisticated components/systems and their processing in Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) processing. It is of benefit when the customer and supplier start working as a team immediately an idea has emerged, because the part specifications, type of material and component geometry are always connected.
In the concept phase all the important specifications are compiled including the number of pieces required. This phase has a crucial effect on the later manufacturing costs.
In the design phase the mould is developed:
- Design, feasibility studies, drafts, models
- Targeted FEM calculations for optimising strength and rigidity
- Decision in favour of Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) processing (choice of process)
The implementation phase usually starts with the construction of prototypes. The findings from this are used to optimise the external tool construction and the Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) mouldings. The tools and equipment are produced in this phase. From the initial sample inspection of the FRP moulded parts the user receives the first FRP moulded parts produced under production conditions.
Design rules for optimum Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) processing
Like every material, fibre composites also have their rules. The correct design of a FRP moulded part combines functionality and cost-effectiveness.
There are scarcely any limits to the design possibilities:
- FRP moulded parts with different wall thicknesses
- Design of sharp edges and corners
- Simple to produce ribs, lobes, etc.
- Implementation of smooth and textured surfaces (both sides)
- Integration of additional functional elements (e.g. thread inserts)
- Colouring by working with dyed material or by supplementary painting (gloss, textured, scratch-resistant)