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Latest blogs

  • Predicting Fatigue Performance for Fiber Reinforced Plastic Gears

    Predicting the mechanical performance of gears is essential to reducing the time and cost associated with developing new gear applications. We have developed a framework based on experimental case studies, local fiber orientation and intrinsic material behavior that accurately predicts the fatigue lifetime of gears.

  • Innovative Materials for Hybrid and BEV Thermal Management Applications

    Speaking at the ITB Thermal Management Systems & Materials Conference 2024, in Novi, Michigan, Russell Bloomfield, Application Development Manager, presented a session about the performance of proven PPA and PPS materials developed for hybrid and EV thermal management systems, along with findings from chemical exposure tests conducted with dielectric fluids related to immersive cooling.

Latest Tech Talks

Latest Use Cases

  • Anisotropic creep prediction of injection-molded short-glass-fiber-reinforced parts

    Creep is a time dependent deformation process that happens to materials under a certain stress level. However, with proper design and material choices, thermoplastics can be a suitable material for parts with a creep load. Predictability is key when designing load-bearing components. It reduces development time, enables first-time right design and ensures part performance in service. In this Use Case we evaluated an example of creep of a compression limiter. Focusing on the modelling of creep as function of time of injection molded short-glass-fiber-reinforced plastics (SFRP).

  • Accurately predict fatigue lifetime of injection-molded short-glass-fiber reinforced plastics components

    Fatigue is concerned with alternating or cyclic loads, even when the load levels are well below the strength of the applied material. Depending on the component, over time such a load will lead to part failure. Based on conducting extensive experiments, we developed a robust framework considering all essential aspects for fatigue. This Use Case focuses on results of our fatigue/lifetime modelling framework for injection molded glass-fiber reinforced plastics, using the example of the load bracket demonstrator.

Latest Infographics

  • Mitigate ventilator-acquired pneumonia with safer ventilator tubing

    Ventilator tubing is a bacterial breeding ground, increasing the risk of ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP). Many patients on ventilators in ICUs suffer from this. Most current breathing circuits are made from non-breathable materials. Thankfully, there is a material that enables permeation of moisture directly out through tubing walls. Envalior’s Arnitel® offers a superior engineering material solution with ultra-high moisture vapor transmission rates.

  • Material innovation for next-gen ADAS

    As radars become more compact in all three dimensions while operating at higher power, thermal management and EMI shielding solutions based on engineering materials solutions become more essential. Envalior offers a complete laser weldable material portfolio for radomes and back covers, ranging from pbt to low dk/df pps up to highly conductive pps compounds. While Envalior continues Xytron innovation, we also leverage the proven properties of Arnite PBT in radar applications.

Latest Whitepapers

  • Predicting fatigue performance of fiber reinforced plastic gears

    For gear applications it is key to accurately predict short- and long-term mechanical performance. Applications with different load cases result in a combination of failure modes. One tends to perform dedicated application tests in each design phase. However, with fundamental material knowledge and gear-application know-how one can combine test results obtained via simplified tests, such as standard tensile bar fatigue testing or simplified gear test results, into a model that provides accurate lifetime predictions.

  • Fuel lock liner material stands up to hydrogen permeation

    Hydrogen storage is an essential element for the hydrogen driving powertrain of automotive vehicles. There are different storage scenarios for hydrogen that are feasible. Physical storage via adsorption or absorption in solid media might be considered, but also storage of pure hydrogen under cryogenic conditions or storage under high pressure. For automotive storage applications, the industry embraces the last scenario. Hydrogen is stored in high-pressure hydrogen tanks with typical operating pressures of 700 or 350 bars.

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