HBW Gubesch has introduced the skateboard deck as a concept intended to demonstrate both the thermoforming of waste optimised tailored laminates and the combination with flow compounds.
The selection of a consumer product not related to the main business areas of the project partners also alleviates all issues relating to confidentiality and intellectual property. Meanwhile the size of the demonstrator and load cases proposed make the results relevant and transferable to other industries.
There are four main components used within the skateboard deck structure:
- Flow Compound (GMT)
- Upper UD-Tape reinforcement
- Lower UD Tape Reinforcement
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