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Typical markets that can benefit from Surface Generation’s PtFS technology are those with requirements for ever lighter components that are cheaper to produce but do not compromise on safety or quality.

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Aerospace

Every gram counts when it comes to building lighter and more fuel-efficient aircraft, so being able to economically mass-produce composite parts such as structural guide vanes is a major step forward for the aerospace industry. PtFS has been optimised for the production of in and out-of-autoclave composite primary, secondary and tertiary structures. It is ideally suited for work with thermosets and thermoplastics and can be configured for low and high pressure processing using single sided or matched tooling approaches. This gives users significant reductions in capital investment, rate duplicates and ongoing energy consumption.

Automotive

The international automotive industry is dedicated to discovering new ways to provide safe vehicles that are lighter in weight and require less fuel. PtFS technology can be used across a range of interior and exterior applications to radically reduce component weight, reduce costs and increase complexity by producing thinner, lighter more integrated products. Used as a standalone turnkey solution or as a bolt-on upgrade PtFS transforms the economics of even the most highly optimised mass production technique.

Consumer Electronics

The holy grail for consumer electronics manufacturers is to compete for market share by continuing to innovate and provide smaller, thinner and lighter products. PtFS offers a range of compression and injection solutions for processing short, continuous and long fibre reinforced materials. With recent advances in metals and glass applications, this enables brands to produce thinner, lighter parts with more extreme geometry on smaller machinery with higher yields. As a result brands can work to faster cycle times, supporting the market mega trends of today and tomorrow through a unique approach to material processing.