Services

Weber Fibertech services

As a specialist for the development and manufacture of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastic parts, Weber Fibertech has an impressive track record of projects involving the most diverse applications. Our broad practical know-how has made a valuable contribution to many different lightweight construction projects, from the feasibility study right through to high-volume production.

 

Feasibility study

Do you have any problems with weight or costs? Or possibly both? Are you unsure whether your part or your idea can actually be realized in plastic? We provide you with a sound basis for decisions, taking account of both technical and commercial requirements, from the first estimate to a detailed feasibility study.

Project Planning

Our project team draws up a project plan including detailed completion dates. Our customers’ wishes and milestones always take first priority. Depending on the client, large-scale projects are regularly monitored for compliance with the targets using APQP or VDA processes and if necessary tweaked and optimized. Thanks to our meticulous, end-to-end project management, successful and punctual completion of your project is guaranteed – from the initial idea all the way to serial production.

Topology Optimization

By consistently applying the finite element method (FEM), we optimize the structure of your part to ensure that the benefits of the E-LFT process are fully leveraged. We reduce wall thicknesses and material accumulations to what is actually necessary in all areas which are not critical for the various load cases. In stressed areas, we reinforce the part with continuous fiber according to the load case. This structural optimization is the key to successful and cost-efficient implementation of our E-LFT lightweight design technology, because we only reinforce the part where relevant for load cases.

Component Layout

Our development and design engineers create a fully functional component based on your ideas and drafts, making the most of the possibilities offered by lightweight design technologies.
We develop and optimize your part from the very first drafts through to the complete CAD design. When it comes to the component layout, our developers endeavor to achieve a lightweight solution which is as efficient as possible and which can also be employed economically for high-volume serial production.

FE Calculation

The FE calculations, which guarantee an optimal layout for the various load cases, are carried out simultaneously with the component layout and design steps. Simulations ensure that each part which is created using our novel technology is designed taking account of the loads and that all requirements and specifications are fulfilled; at the same time, it represents an optimized lightweight solution with a significantly reduced weight.

Component Design

Following the component layout and the successful completion of the FE calculations and simulations, our Design department gets going with the detailed CAD design using standard CAD systems.

Tooling Design

Weber Fibertech’s sound knowledge of lightweight thermoplastic solutions has been built up over many years. This vast experience is also incorporated into the design – and of course the construction – of our tooling. That paves the way for shorter mold creation times, easy startup of newly created molds with only minimal additional optimization and reliable, stable tooling throughout the production lifecycle.

Prototype

Prototype molds in aluminum or steel can be built in a very short time – including prototype manufacturing on our production plants – so that the first production quality parts can be made available extremely rapidly.

Component Testing

3D measurements, various material tests, climate change tests, solar simulations, hot and cold conditioning tests, weathering tests – we offer you complete and comprehensive testing of your parts depending on your requirements.

Serial Production

Our production processes also let you manufacture small to medium quantities of a specific part economically. And since they are fully automated, they can also be employed cost-efficiently for high-volume products.