Mikrosam sets up modernised R&D Infrastructure
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Mikrosam sets up modernised R&D Infrastructure
Apr '17
Mikrosam, a global leader in innovative composite manufacturing solutions, has set up a new modernised facility which is equipped with all the machines and equipment for designing and manufacturing of composite materials using automated tape laying and automated fibre placement, filament winding, prepreg making and prepreg slitting and rewinding.
The laboratory was featured at JEC World show in Paris last month. The company has made the laboratory available to customers for research, development and testing. With a commitment to continuous R&D in composites, the company has proceeded with an additional €2 million investment to expand the lab capability.
"Today's dynamic in the composites industry requires improvements and investments in new equipment to stay market competitive. Our customers need access to the latest technology for composite parts production. This is central to our commitment to upgrade our laboratory with relevant solutions to tackle the challenges of tomorrow," says Dimitar Bogdanoski, sales manager of the company.
Automated tape laying (ATL)/ automated fibre placement (AFP) robot solution, prepreg making line, prepreg slitting and rewinding unit, floor bed filament winding machine and stationary curing oven are part of the new lab plant layout. So far, Mikrosam is the only company in this industry that has developed an AFP/ATL solution, a robot machine which integrates five exchangeable heads for applying five different processes and various types of materials, the company said.
The multidisciplinary team working at the laboratory consists of specialists in electronic, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, automation, as well as experts in the technology of materials and the nanotechnology.
The laboratory helps current and potentional customers choose equipment that revolutionises high-performance and efficient production of lightweight and durable composite parts. The engineering platform is accessible for testing and supervising, demonstration, prototyping, new technology/product development, comparative analysis of different technologies and machines, technical consulting, maintenance training, market research, project management and start-up assistance, know-how and technology transfer. (SV)

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