Our technology portfolio. From engineering to the production of your projects.
Highly integrated products require guaranteed quality and fixed deadlines.
Markets demand extraordinary flexibility, but also reliable repeatability
in performance – we meet both at the highest technical standard.
Highly adaptable in machinery, we offer state-of-the-art technology with flexibility.
Compared to metals and steels, fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) are still relatively underexplored, which is precisely what makes them intriguing. Anisotropy and the proper selection of polymers open up unforeseen possibilities for influence.
And for highly specific needs: Within a 100 km radius, we are connected to four research institutions with expertise in plastics through universities and institutes.
With the initiation of engineering, we employ a comprehensive 3D chain, from development to manufacturing. To achieve this, we collaborate with various CAD and CAM systems, with SolidWorks in the premium version being one of the standards. Import and export interfaces establish connections to Catia, NX, and Creo.
Everything from a single source.
For your project, our material database always finds the perfect combination. We determine material properties in-house, for which our testing equipment can dynamically test up to 100 kN and statically up to 150 kN. For reverse engineering and quality control, we use 3D scanners and tactile measuring tools.
Special attention must be given to certification when qualifying composite materials. We divide this parameter determination into several subareas: fire protection (fire-smoke-toxicity), static properties, and temperature resistance.
A crucial selection criterion when using GFRP is the continuous operating temperature. PMC excels with a continuous operating temperature of up to 180°C, compared to the usual 85°C. This opens up new possibilities in aviation and other specialized applications.
Fire protection investigations are outsourced, while static properties are determined, calculated, and finally verified in-house.
Static durability investigations are labor-intensive and can only be conducted on test benches.
During a 17-day test run, materials and components are subjected to 10,000,000 load cycles to
subsequently measure the residual strength. PMC has the necessary testing equipment and,
through multiple repetitions, obtains a valid value that is incorporated into further calculations
PMC has comprehensive analytics capabilities:
- Durability testing up to 150 kN with defined displacement and frequency.
- Tensile tests ranging from 2 kN to 150 kN cover almost the entire spectrum of materials, including titanium.
- Determination of hardness and fiber volume content.
- High-speed cameras with up to 150,000 images per second even enable ballistic investigations on laminates.
- Exposure to UVA and UVB simulates the aging process.
Over 90% of the molds are designed and manufactured in-house, ranging from simple GFRP molds to ureol models and aluminum molds exceeding 3000 mm in length.
PMC masters all relevant laminate technologies, including:
- Hand lay-up
- Vacuum infusion
- Resin transfer molding (RTM)
- Thermoforming (thermoplastic)
We create the cutouts using CNC cutters based on CAD models. Depending on the selected resin system and material requirements,
the components are cured in an oven, under pressure, or in one of our autoclaves.
All heating units are process-controlled, enabling a repeatable curing program for each component.
Component sizes of up to 5,500 mm in length and 2,900 mm in width are possible.
We have a wide range of technical options available, ranging from water jet cutting to a 5-axis milling machine with dimensions of 3000x2000x1000 mm.
Certainly the suitable solution for your products.
For particularly hard or soft products, we offer you our water jet cutting service. We cut on a 2000x3000 mm surface with a height of up to 160 mm using abrasive and pure water techniques.
In two booths, we paint using water-soluble or conventional paints. This provides flexibility and reduces logistics.
Testing at the highest level. Through 3D comparison measurement (for 3D freeform surfaces) or tactile measurement, we ensure conformity to the CAD or the drawing. As part of our quality management plan, which is an integral part of our project management, we work with you to develop the appropriate inspection and acceptance concept.