Curved Pultrusion Process Applied to Highly Engineered Hollow Profiles

(Shape Corp)

Shape Corp has developed a curved pultruded component that will start soon. This specific product is for an automotive application; however, the process and materials might be best served for many other industries and applications. The part will be made with a Urethane Acrylate resin system; however, the team has tested a variety of different Poly Urethane’s and Epoxy systems. This is the first ever curved pultruded “hollow section” profile that has been awarded for a production application. From material development, process and product innovations, and CAE methodology, this project exemplifies a holistic engineering approach for today’s composites.