08年7月20日

In the Medical sector, recycled carbon fiber is being used for several applications, such for the production of dental prostheses. We talked about it with Enrico Rocchinotti of Innovative Recycling, one of the companies which produces recycled carbon fiber for different uses.

由於其固有的特征,複合材料廣泛用於需要輕度,電阻和高機械特性的應用中。

在作為汽車或航空的領域的更常見就業旁,近年來碳纖維複合材料是醫療領域最多的假體生產中所選擇的材料之一,對於牙科部門,牙科部門進行假體結構製造。

與傳統材料相比,實際上,碳纖維中的牙科假肢更輕,有效地吸收衝擊,可以快速製作。此外,對於這種特殊應用,還有再生的碳纖維具有更好的可加工性,由於組成它的短纖維。

關於我們與之交談的再生碳纖維的牙科假肢和其他應用Enrico Rocchinotti創新回收的首席執行官那a Swiss company which industrialize the production of carbon fiber using the carbon waste collected from other companies.

自2016年以來,創新的回收生產在再生碳纖維中生產非織造織物,用於幾種應用,例如醫療,汽車,建築,能源,運動和海洋。

Mr. Rocchinotti before starting with our interview, we would like to thank you for your availability in responding to our questions. Let’s talk about recycled carbon fiber: how is your business born?

“The original idea of producing non-woven carbon fiber fabric for various applications was not ours and dates back to about 10 years ago. The scrap of dry carbon fiber was collected from other companies which employed “vergin” Carbon fiber in their processes, and was worked to create non-woven fabric. This product certainly had good potential, but volumes, finances and machinery for large-scale production were lacking.

2015年我的業務合作夥伴,Luca Mattace Raso,以及我自己決定投資這種麵料的工業生產,並在次年創新的回收中投資於生產“。

你是否開始推出這種無紡布?

“我們試圖將它商業化,是的,但與此同時,我們意識到作為半加工的產品,這種麵料沒有上市。有必要前進,向市場提供成品。然後我們發現了一家意大利公司,在牙科部門運營,在碳纖維中提出牙科假體的最前沿。他們正在尋找一種從中獲得81個磁盤的物質,即在被研磨後,允許獲得非常創新的牙科假肢。

嗯,我們的墊子,浸漬有一個專門開發的生物蛋白,並在一個平方米的盤子中轉化,厚2厘米,是對的。

這種碳纖維如何成為板塊?

“為了獲得一張高機械特征,我們無法使用預浸漬的傳統生產方法。再生碳纖維中的無紡布,實際上,一旦放入待拉的線,浸漬樹脂,然後按壓,撕裂。因此,我們轉向大炮,我們一起研究了另一種解決方案。因此,非織造織物被切割成一平方米的片材,浸漬有生物蛋白酶(已由R *概念的Jaime Ferrer-Dalmau專門開發)液體鋪設(LLD)技術在專用站中,放在同樣浸漬的薄片上 - 70中被堆疊 - 所以形成墊子,然後被壓入熱模具中750 tons press

With this process we obtain the plate from which to get the disks for dental protheses”.

什麼是有趣的應用。為什麼回收的碳纖維如此適合牙科假肢?

Carbon fiber那in general, is a very light and flexible material. It weighs one eighth of the materials currently on the market and used for this application, such as zirconia, ceramic and titanium, and due to its features, it gives the feeling of having your own teeth. This is an incredible material for this specific application because it has better biointegration, greater fatigue resistance and maximum flexibility”.

讓我們回來吧:你在哪裏得到你重新生成的碳纖維?

“我們的供應商主要是在其製作中使用碳纖維的意大利公司。他們有大約25%的浪費。這種廢物沒有樹脂浸漬,但碳纖維幹燥,我們用冷的機械過程將其含量幹燥。這種材料的一部分研磨,並用於汽車領域以製動墊生產。另一種部分被切碎,並且用於施工以與砂漿或水泥鍵齧合。最好的是編織的“。

大炮如何在這個複雜的項目中得到支持?

“We faced with you all the phases and, certainly, the problems related to the manufacture of this product, and we have to say that the availability of your laboratory for doing tests and the support and competence of your technicians have been pivotal to develop and tune the whole process. The result is that we succeeded in industrializing such a complex product in about 6 months, a very short time considering that the average time is commonly 5/6 years”.

Are there other applications for this plate or for recycled carbon fiber?

“目前,我們主要在醫療部門工作。我們從您購買的植物被設想為致力於醫療應用。現在我們正在研究生產厚度為至少4厘米的相同板的方法,從中可以獲得關節的假體。這是一個非常具有挑戰性的項目。

Other applications of this material are walls for naval cabins, false ceilings, parts of car braking systems, rear part of aircraft seats, aesthetic parts…”.

未來的項目怎麼樣?

“Our ambition, in partnership with Cannon, is to find applications for recycled carbon fiber that can replace metal. One of the products on which we are focusing on is the belt or shoe buckle. A buckle in carbon fiber sensibly reduces the overall weight of the final product. Moreover it will be radiotransparent, being a non-metallic part, and you may no longer have to remove your shoes and belt during airport checks, for instance!”