World premiere at the IZB

For the second time since 2016, the BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group presents itself at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB), which takes place under the motto “Think Digital” in Wolfsburg from 16 to 18

For the second time since 2016, the BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group presents itself at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB), which takes place under the motto “Think Digital” in Wolfsburg from 16 to 18 October 2018. 830 companies from 34 countries exhibit their products at the IZB. 117 novelties, of which 38 world premieres, will be presented. A world premiere comes from BOGE, the additive manufacturing process for endless fibers, which is used to mass-produce the safety component "brake pedal": 
Innovative lightweight technology enables volume production, is affordable and hybrid. That’s why the BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group has developed an additive manufacturing process for endless fiber materials. It is applied to brake pedals, a security critical component – 40-55 percent lighter than steel, fully automated and quality controlled.

Core of the process is the local adaption of fiber architectures by printing unidirectional reinforcements (UD-Tapes) to organo-sheets. In a second step these tailored blanks are then draped and consolidated in a way, that fully welds the tapes to the organo-sheets. This makes mechanical properties of endless fiber-shells programmable. Increased fiber efficiency reduces the amount of equipped endless fiber materials by 30 percent, reducing wall thickness and thus weight and cycle time. 

The BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group has developed an additive manufacturing process for endless fiber materials. It is applied to brake pedals, a security critical component – 40-55 percent lighter than steel, fully automated and quality controlled.