The load compartment properly within the Mercedes-Benz S-Class should safely accommodate the 48V on-board energy provide battery. LANXESS’s Tepex dynalite continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite supplies are now getting used instead of steel to light-weight the construction by 30% whereas nonetheless dealing with the mechanical stresses positioned on the half. The power of the composite materials will stop the battery from breaking by way of the compartment within the occasion of a crash, in addition to preserve fluids from flowing out and in of the world.
Utilizing a hybrid molding course of, a clean is produced from polyamide-6-based Tepex dynalite and strengthened with two layers of continuous-glass-fiber materials. LANXESS’s Polyamide 6 Durethan is injected to strengthen and stiffen the element. A stamp is used to type the half, stopping the composite materials from breaking. Utilizing superior calculations to simulate the draping course of, LANXESS is ready to decide the water chopping course of in addition to analyze potential weaknesses within the tooling. The rounded corners and orientation of the continual fibers of the load compartment are additionally simulated, rising precision in manufacturing, and helping in foreseeing the mechanical conduct of the half. These detailed steps add as much as financial savings of each money and time.