The E-LFT process

Long fiber thermoplastic technology gives you greater flexibility as regards design, structure and production.

Weber Fibertech: Specialist for the development and manufacture of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic parts

Weber Fibertech develops and manufactures long and continuous (endless) fiber-reinforced thermoplastic parts. Among other things, we make mid to large-sized parts based on the D-LFT process in combination with organo sheets, UD tapes or tailored fiber blanks with glass or carbon fiber. Weber Fibertech also employs the patent-registered E-LFT process, which was developed in-house. These technologies enable cost-efficient development and production of ultra-light, high-strength and high-stiffness parts with excellent mechanical characteristics.

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High-volume production with more than a million parts manufactured

The Weber Fibertech manufacturing plant in Markdorf, a small town in the far south of Germany, houses a modern and fully automated production line for parts up to two square meters in size. More than a million parts manufactured to date are clear confirmation that this innovative lightweight design technology is fit for serial production. The compounding plant which is integrated in the production line gives Weber Fibertech considerable flexibility to adapt the material precisely to the specific requirements of each individual part – thus further expanding the wide range of potential applications. Apart from the automotive industry, our lightweight design technology is well-established in the aviation, building, transport and engineering sectors. It is also in considerable demand in electrical equipment, engine construction, agricultural implements and alternative energy systems.

From the initial idea to serial production

You formulate an inquiry, outline your idea – and we search for the solution that best meets your needs. We develop your part, carry out feasibility studies based on detailed computations and simulations, optimize the part from both a technical and a commercial perspective, produce the first samples, provide you with functional, production quality prototypes, perform component tests and – last but not least – manufacture and supply your part in any desired quantity. We share our longstanding expertise in lightweight design with our customers and support them in the pursuit of their weight reduction, quality and economy targets.

 

Our core competencies: Process development and component behavior.

Feasibility Study

Rough structural concept, guide prices and completion dates

Project Planning

Efficient provision of the required services

Topology Optimization

Detailed structural concept, rough dimensioning

Component Layout

Validated structural concept

FE Calculation

Efficient provision of the required services

Component Design

Representation of the design, weight, geometry and function

Tooling Design

Prototype & production molds and equipment

Prototype

Preproduction samples manufactured in an automated process

Component Testing

Tensile, drop and sled tests

Serial Production

Manufacture of E-LFT parts in medium-to-high volumes

Technology consulting and maximum closeness to our customers are key pillars of our strategy

Are you searching for a competent partner for lightweight design? Would you like to substitute a metal part for plastic? Is the strength of a conventionally manufactured plastic part causing you problems or are your duroplastic systems too expensive? Are you on the lookout for an affordable, tried-and-tested serial production method?

If so, why not contact us and profit from Weber Fibertech’s extensive expertise in the field. Take advantage of our know-how and our many years of practical experience when it comes to component layout and design, materials and serial production. Put us to the test – our experts will be pleased to discuss the opportunities and potential benefits of a partnership with Weber Fibertech with you in person.

Friedbert Schmitt
Managing Director, Weber Fibertech

Weber Fibertech: At home in Markdorf / Lake Constance

Our headquarters and production facility are situated in Markdorf, in the hinterland of beautiful Lake Constance and only a short drive from both Austria and Switzerland.

Weber Fibertech
Zeppelinstrasse 6
88677 Markdorf
Germany
Phone: +49 7544 963-6300

Email:
info@remove-this.weber-fibertech.com

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