Engineering Materials

Fast & reliable lightweighting in the automotive industry

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Re-shaping the automotive industry

Tuesday November 27th you joined our event at the facility of DSM's technology partner Toyota Motorsport Group (TMG) to discuss the disrupted change the automotive industry is facing. We, as DSM are joining you in the journey of re-shaping the industry. Next to the presentation of e-Xstream Engineering Toyota Motorsport Group, DSM Engineering Materials and DSM Additive Manufacturing you met the experts for a valuable discussion about fast and reliable light weighting. You can download papers and the presentations by clicking the links.

If you want to get in contact with one of the experts please click on their names.

You also have the option to order a free sample ForTii Ace MX53T. 

Meet the experts

Bernard Alsteens, Manager customer service at e-Xstream, about e-Xstream and DSM collaboration.
Combining the DSM materials portfolio with the Digimat technology to empower the automotive industry to design lighter, stiffer and quicker.

Hans Plug, New business development manager at DSM Dyneema about the use of Dyneema fibers to reinforce carbon composites.
Dyneema is the strongest, most durable lightweight fiber in the world – 15 times stronger than steel and so light it floats on water. Dyneema is used to create the highest performance in safety, industrial, sports and outdoor products. In composites, carbon with Dyneema offers superior impact resistance, thus improving driver safety and crash test performance in composite cars.

Lucien Douven and Marc Kanters, research scientists, design engineers at DSM Engineering Materials about Predictability CAE.
Short glass fiber reinforced plastics (SFRP) are increasingly employed in load-bearing structural parts. For successful development of automotive applications in these engineering plastics, being able to predict the mechanical performance at the design stage is critical. This requires accurate material models that include effects of glass fiber orientation, strain rate, temperature, etc. Our goal is to provide reliable material models not only to predict static behavior, but also lifetime/fatigue, crash, NVH.

Giacomo Perfetti, application development engineer automotive, DSM Engineering Materials about DSM’s automotive weight-loss factory.
The building block of DSM’s automotive weight-loss factory is the, so called unidirectional (UD) thermoplastic tape. These unidirectional, continuous fiber-reinforced, thermoplastic tapes are products that help the automobile industry to address its growing need for lightweight design. Our broader strategy extends well beyond just supplying the product, to offering robust application, expertise in tape-laying or tape-winding and the necessary manufacturing technology and design support.

Abel Pot, Application development engineer E/E, DSM Engineering Materials about Automotive E/E plastics portfolio.
A short introduction to the challenges and solutions with the DSM material portfolio to support the electrification of cars.

Patrick Duis, Segment leader transportation, DSM Additive Manufacturing about Additive Manufacturing.
To support the transition to new mobility new innovative materials are designed at DSM additive manufacturing (DSM AM). By adding our long track record in automotive and auto-electronics we aim for direct printing of functional parts. By addressing a wide range of technologies and application knowledge we can support future mobility needs like lightweight design, parts on demand and small personalized series .

From aerodynamics models for motorsports to spare parts In automotive we address the right polymers and design criteria to create new complex parts. For example we use  Novamid ID1030-CF10 in structural components and  Arnitel ID2060 HT for Air-fuel management. DSM AM also makes use of novel modelling techniques with Digimat AM  for designing and predicting part performance for FFF (fused filament fabrication) and FGF (fused granular fabrication).

Ruud HawinkelsGlobal CAE manager, DSM Engineering Materials about Metal replacement, application case. 
Metal replacement in the automotive industry requires predictability and safety. A solid track record in safety critical applications pushed us to develop in reliability and predictability. New materials combined with new predictive methods sets us up for first-of-a-kind metal replacement developments. A sneak preview into 2019 will show you DSM’s solutions for reliable metal replacement developments.

Hans van Dijk, Product development manager ForTii, DSM Engineering Materials about the position of the glass transition temperature (Tg) in PPA’s.
It will be shown how structural aspects determine the position of Tg. The advantage of DSM’s unique C4 chemistry will be explained and used to demonstrate the feasibility of high Tg materials with relatively high crystallinity and best-in-class chemical resistance. This results in a broadening of the application window of PPA’s towards higher temperatures.

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