Tepex® processing in a reproducible process by rubber or matched metal press forming enables mass-manufacturing of three-dimensional parts of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics with low cycle times.
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The Tepex® sheet is clamped and fixed in the forming press, heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product.
Forming pressure starts from 5 bar, since Tepex® materials are already fully impregnated.
Process cycle times significantly below 1 minute can be achieved. Surface characteristics can be optimized with Tepex® optilite materials processed with rapid heating and cooling tool technology.