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COMPLEX SHAPES, HIGH THROUGHPUT, LOW COST

Seriforge is at the convergence of complex shapes, high throughput, and low cost.

AUTOMATED

Proprietary Stitching and Preforming

Seriforge automates carbon fiber fabrication for mass production. Our automated net shape preforming process creates complex carbon fiber parts with Z-axis reinforcement where it is needed. Seriforge parts are stronger, faster to produce, and more economical to scale than traditional carbon parts.

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BUILT TO SCALE
Mass Production Rates
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Seriforge automated 3D preforming reduces the number of processing steps required to convert carbon fiber into a finished part, saving cost not only by simplifying the supply chain, but also by reducing opportunities for errors.

COST SAVINGS

Manual cutting, splicing and layup are virtually eliminated.

FAST CYCLE TIMES

Net shape preforms provide simplified handling, faster tool loading, and rapid infusion.

REPEATABILITY

Accurate and precise ply locations and orientations. Ideal part size, weight, and performance can be achieved every time.

PERFORMANCE

Continuous Z-axis fiber reinforcement increases impact and delamination resistance and accelerates resin infusion.

FLEXIBILITY

Complex Net Shapes

Seriforge provides complex, net shape preforms ready for placement in molds, bypassing time-consuming and error prone hand layup while maximizing manufacturing tool utilization.

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Foam Cores

Many composite structures utilize foam cores to help reduce weight and increase laminate stiffness. However, poor peel strength can sometimes cause a sandwich laminate to fail prematurely. Seriforge’s ability to introduce Z axis fibers through the sandwich panel thickness helps increase peel strength and core shear strength thereby improving the performance of the sandwich laminates. Specialty peel stoppers can also be sewn into the laminate using Seriforge’s unique non-crimp stitching system.

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3D Continuous Fiber Reinforcement

Unlike other carbon fiber preforming systems, the Seriforge process produces complex shaped parts from full length, continuous carbon fiber in the X, Y and Z directions, enabling optimized designs that maximize the full strength of carbon fiber without compromise.

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ENHANCED
Capabilities and Advantages
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Preforms can be designed and fabricated with varying thicknesses, varying numbers of plies, arbitrary orientations, multiple and hybrid materials and cores.

BETTER HANDLING
BETTER MATERIAL PROPERTIES
DECREASED INFUSION TIMES

Tailored stitch placement provides optimized material handing, additional reinforcement in high stress areas, and improved molding and infusion.

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