Blackwave provides a highly automated process for the cost-efficient production of complex carbon fibre components. The technology called Carbon Sheet Molding Compound is a compression molding process of chopped carbon fibres and a thermoset plastic matrix. Forced by high pressure and heat, the material flows during the processing and cures in its final shape.
In this way Blackwave solves many problems of conventional CFRP manufacturing methods such as cycle times, functional integration, scrap rates, rework, finishing, and production waste.
In Numbers: cycle times of under 3 min, 95% waste reduction, on average 32% cost reduction and 100% automatable.