Until recently, the application of thermoplastic composites was a costly matter. With the introduction of FALKO technologies, that concern is a thing of the past. FALKO transforms UD tape into semi-finished products suitable for any pre-existing consolidation processes such as aerospace and automotive.
FALKO makes the processing process of thermoplastic composites faster, reliable and cost-efficient. It welds based on ultrasonic welding technology, cutting UD tapes into narrower tapes and then welding them together in a fully continuous process. A unique and groundbreaking innovation, it offers endless possibilities in countless industries, from windmills to field hockey sticks. Where are the opportunities for you?
Various technologies are combined to guarantee the ultimate quality of laminate. Slitting is used to remove defects from the UD tape and prepare it for tape layering. CAD/CAM software determines the optimal laying strategy. A real-time distance and laminate verification system verifies the entire laminate and the position of each individual UD tape during production, assuring you of the highest achievable quality standards.
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- The thermoplastic composite is produced with an extremely high accuracy of up to 0.05 mm
- FALKO welds on the basis of ultrasonic welding technology: safer, more accurate and cheaper than many other alternatives.
- Our customized CAD/CAM software determines the optimal laying strategy for tapelaying, after which we can produce up to 450 m2 per hour.
- A real-time verification system checks the entire laminate and the position of each individual UD tape during production