Series production of high-strength fiber composite components – Prospects for German engineering
"In key sectors of industry, like automotives, aeronautics and wind energy, we are already seeing the use of large quantities of continuous fiber-reinforced components," explains Ralph Lässig. "With the growing importance of lightweight construction across various industries, there will be strong growth in demand for these products going forward, assuming that production costs fall."
The demand for high-strength fiber composite components is set to increase across many industries until 2020, leading to solid market growth. The trend toward the industrialization of manufacturing processes by shifting to mass production puts the engineering industry in a strong position.
The study's findings are to be presented at the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair (the European Trade Fair and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications) in Düsseldorf on October 8 as part of an AVK conference, and at the COMPOSITES EUROPE forum on October 9, 2012.