Advanced materials for very demanding requirements
Machines and plants are required by a wide variety of industries. Modern machine and plant construction must hence consider the needs of individual industries and users. At the same time, ever increasing requirements are being put on the machines and plants. They have to offer maximum performance, be energetically efficient, and have low operating costs. In order to meet these requirements, these aspects must be taken into account and optimized in the product development phase. Fiber composites are being increasingly used for machine and plant construction. The advantages of these materials are their light weight: Energy consumption and operating costs are so reduced, and in some cases the precision of the machines and plants increases. Adhesive bonding is an ideal technique for joining different materials. Adhesive bonding often allows the most suitable (e.g. fiber reinforced plastics) to be joined in a customized way for a machine or plant.