Automated Carbon Fiber Preforming Technology With Continuous Z Axis Reinforcement

Seriforge, Inc.

Seriforge has developed an automated process to produce dry thermoset carbon fiber performs and thermoplastic preforms for high volume part production. This preforming technology is unique because a continuous Z axis Carbon Reinforcement-CZR, is passed through the entire thickness of the dry preform. CZR technology has no knots, loops or tensioning. The resulting molded parts have significantly hgher inter-laminar shear properties than hand layup or pre-preg molded parts. Because CZR technology is automated, lower cost preforms can be produced at rates that are scalable for high volume production for automotive and other applications.