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OCTOBER 2018 66 CompositesWorld INSIDE MANUFACTURING 1 Cavity side of family tool where all eight pieces of GR-SMA/ABS composite parts are molded at each molding cycle. To mold this large family tool, a press with 1,500 KN clamping force is needed. Source (all step photos) | Webasto SC 4 Ready to use rail after ultrasonic welding of top and bottom halves. 5 Functional and aesthetic inspection of the frame and rails. 2 Robot removing all eight GR-SMA/ABS composite parts from the tool at the end of the molding cycle. 6 Final preparations for roller-blind module prior to glass bonding. 3 Final moldings of top and bottom sides of one pair of rails prior to ultrasonic welding.

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