Polycarbonate (PC) based Maezio® UD tapes open up new horizons for manufacturing premium bicycle components in high volumes at a competitive cost. Continuous unidirectional fibers couple low weight with high rigidity, which can be fine-tuned with cross-layering. PC matrices allow automated part manufacturing with little shrinkage and a finely finished surface, as well as specific property advantages.
|advantages||Mechanically strong with anisotropic lightweight properties
Resistance to shocks and debris minimizes part failure
High surface quality off-tool without grinding or finishing
|material||Maezio® (CF/PC) UD tape|
|development partners||Ensinger Composites Schweiz GmbH|
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