FRIMO. HIGH TECH AND HIGH PASSION.
The European plastics industry will finally meet again in person after a long pause for the pandemic on October 12-16 2021 at FAKUMA. The FRIMO Group will be presenting the newest innovations in PU processing, surface finishing (thermoforming, laminating), trimming technologies, plastics joining, and composites/lightweight construction.
Exciting topics await you, including digitalization, resource optimization, Industry 4.0, Smart Service, automated production solutions for increased efficiency and productivity, technology combinations including OneShot or hybrid processes, and functional integration. Come see for yourself and visit us at our FRIMO FAKUMA Stand A1-1334 in Hall A1.
We look forward to your visit!
HIGHLIGHTS AT THE FAKUMA
FRIMO FLEXTRIM ULTRASONIC
Looking for clean cut? Keep it tidy with FRIMO FlexTrim Ultrasonic.
During ultrasonic cutting, a frequency generator causes a very specialized blade to vibrate. The blade makes thousands of cutting strokes per second, controlled by the frequency set on the generator (usually 20-40 kHz). The blade and frequency are matched to your project requirements to help you achieve the best possible cuts.
The FRIMO FlexTrim Ultrasonic process is characterized by how clean, quick, and versatile it is. Maintenance is almost completely eliminated. Combining the advantages of ultrasonic technology with our robust, reliable machine technology is an interesting option for many applications.
Experience this process live at FRIMO FAKUMA booth A1 – 1334.
FRIMO AUTOMATED COMPLETE SEALING OF DECORATIVE SEAMS
Real decorative stitching on decorative surfaces in automotive interiors can now be securely sealed with a newly developed process from FRIMO. This prevents foam from seeping through to the visible surface.
The number of vehicles with interior surfaces that have real decorative stitching is constantly growing. One common, yet comparatively complex process to minimize foam seeping through the holes to the visible surface during back foaming is sealing the seams with tape. This often is not sufficient enough to prevent the foam from seeping through, resulting in high scrap rates. A new Automotive Alliance process for decorative seam sealing was developed to solve this problem. The back of the decorative skin is sprayed with a fast reacting polyurethane system through a robotic spray lance. The low viscosity allows the impermeable material to penetrate the seam, sealing it completely. Foam seeping through to the outside is effectively prevented by this special polyurethane spray process. More information is available in our technology brochure
FRIMO FLEXLINES –
FLEXIBLE JOINING PROCESSES
FRIMO offers custom production solutions for challenging production conditions, tight spaces, and unique layouts, allowing customers to be successful in even the most complex joining applications.
FRIMO experts work with the customer to combine diverse technologies to fit the project’s requirements for the best possible design and the perfect production solution. Technology and functional integration, along with the optimal level of automation, are the keys to success.
The modular design makes it easy to move and change complex, linked production lines. FRIMO uses extensive experience and numerous references to advise which additional advantages can be realized with robot-assisted joining and the integration of additional process steps.
FRIMO AT THE 20th SPE AWARDS
In September, the 20th Automotive Award Night from SPE Central Europe took place in Neuss. Despite the difficult situation, many companies submitted parts to compete. A surprisingly large number of them showed innovative developments and new approaches. The FRIMO Group placed in two different categories. In the “body interior” category, FRIMO, along with customer Fehrer, was awarded second place for a seat back cover from F.S. Fehrer Automotive. Although the part’s weight was reduced by 50%, it showed greater stiffness. In the “body exterior” category, BMW won third place for the development of a clear-coated carbon fiber sandwich roof. FRIMO contributed with tooling equipment within this project. Read more in the official SPE summary booklet.