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Carbon is used in many industries

Efficient and precise cutting of CFRP with water jet cutting systems by gKteso

Carbon (CFRP) is the industry‘s new favorite. The carbon fiber-reinforced plastic has been applied in aviation and formula 1 for quite some time. Also the automotive industry has now discovered this high quality material for itself. In order to process this robust and equally ultra-light material, automated procedures, as in water jet cutting systems by gKteso, are suitable.

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Carbon in the automotive industry

In the context of ever more comfortably equipped vehicles, the weight of cars has increased at the same time. This is completely at odds with the simultaneous demand of the market for low-consumption vehicles with a low Co2 emission. The recommended solution for this dilemma is the installation of CFRP. Up to date, aircraft manufacturing has been requiring XXL standards. However, the large work pieces need to be high-precision installed in the aircrafts. The permissible deviation tolerance may only be 0.2 mm. The McKinsey Business Institute assumes that by 2030 the automotive industry will be main consumer of carbon, displacing the aviation industry from the number one position.

CFRP is half as heavy as steel

This versatile material has a great lightweight construction potential.  Carbon is therefore also interesting for electric cars because the ultra-light material has a positive impact on the range of E-Mobiles. CFRP weighs only a quarter as much as steel, and yet offers the same crash safety, and that, without rusting. Also compared to aluminum, CFRP is even 30 percent lighter. Fundamental disadvantage: Its price.

Water jet cutting systems cut complex work pieces made of carbon

Mechanical engineers are interested in the possibilities of the lightweight design with carbon as well, because of the fact that the machine is supposed to produce more, yet without any additional drives. All components, either for aircrafts, cars or machines, need to be cut. The often three-dimensionally cast components require clean edges. Here in particular water jet cutting systems by gKteso are suitable because, due to their multi-axiality, they carry out even sophisticated cutting patterns. The systems can also be integrated in production lines and therefore represent an essential support for delivering efficient and highly professional production results to various industries in processing carbon. You have questions in regards to cutting carbon (CFRP) with water jet cutting systems by gKteso? Then give us a call or write us.

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