The Future of Creating Composite Components
NeoTrux has developed key partnerships with industry leaders in plastic technology and associated manufacturing. This, along with a thorough understanding of the OEM and Tier1 product development process, ensures that NeoTrux is well positioned to meet its key objective:
"To replace and outperform metal and carbon fiber composite products"
PATENT PENDING NeoFuse process is opening up the dramatic new field of composite and plastic fabrication. The NeoFuse solution will:
Outperform Carbon Fibre Composites (CFC) and Metal Structures (stiffness to weight ratio)
Significantly reduce manufacturing and component costs
Remove design limitations; Optimize your composite design for stiffness, weight, resonance, acoustics, impact and thermal design requirements
There is currently a large movement for OEMs in sectors such as automotive, sporting goods, wind energy, aerospace and others to lighten their products, to provide "green solutions" and to lower production costs in volume production. Emerging composite technology and traditional metal solution fall short of meeting these requirements. NeoFuse is simply the best option available today to meet the vision of OEMs.
CFC has a high stiffness to weight ratio and is used in many different industries today. However, CFC has the following major disadvantages:
1- Product is difficult to design because designers need to consider its complex manufacturing process.
2- Manufacturing process is time consuming and uses hazardous chemicals.
3- Manufacturing involves higher than normal scrap rates.
4- Manufacturing needs specialized equipment, and is labor intensive.
5- Cost of components is high, and prohibitive for large components
6- Product is not suitable for recycling.
NeoTrux have developed a new technique to address all the shortcomings of CFC while keeping the mechanical properties at the same level and drop the manufacturing costs/investments to a much lower level. Some key advantages of the new technology are listed as follows:
- Highly flexible design process.
- Suitable for high volume production lines.
- Process does not involve with hazardous chemicals.
- Close to zero scrap rate.
- Use of conventional production equipments with zero emission.
- Economical in producing large components.
- %100 recyclable.
In another word imagine having a CFC product which is:
- %100 recyclable
- fraction of the cost to manufacture
- uses conventional manufacturing methods
- can be formed to any shape regardless of complexity
- has outstanding thermal/chemical resistance properties
Following initial set of modeling and successful laboratory tests, development process has been accelerated. Considering the pressure on the industry in general to reduce energy (during production, usage of product and recycling), the technology has received a lot of attention and many target applications have been considered for development.
Note: Due to confidentiality of the current projects we cannot release more information to the public.