Unleashing the potential of lightweight construction

11/16/2021 03:00 PM CET11/16/2021 09:00 AM EST Webinar

Friction Inserts

The development of Friction Inserts was recognised in 2017 with the Materialica Design and Technology Award and in 2018 with the German Innovation Award of the German Design Council.

Lectures by our experts

    • Tobias Speth
    • Sebastian Klein
    Lecture by Tobias Speth, Sebastian Klein
    11/16/2021 03:00 PM CET11/16/2021 09:00 AM EST

    Unleashing the potential of lightweight construction by using appropriate connections between composite materials and metals

    In this free, 60-minute webinar, our experts Tobias Speth and Sebastian Klein will explain how the combination of composite materials with metal parts can be enabled by increasing the static friction coefficient.

    Participants will gain insight into the basics and the benefits of friction enhancement.

    The speakers will back their presentation with a case study that demonstrates how Friction Inserts from Freudenberg Performance Materials were utilized in safety-relevant components – namely the front-end module – to reduce the weight of the entire module by over 30%.

    Key topics and takeaways:

    • Understanding friction enhancement
    • Maximizing the performance of composite materials in lightweight construction
    • Securing connections of heterogeneous materials
    • Enabling shared-parts strategies

Our Experts

  • Tobias Speth

    Sales Manager / Application Engineer @Freudenberg

    After studying physics, Tobias Speth developed the Friction Inserts technology together with his father and has already worked on initial projects with German OEMs in the automotive industry. Today, he works as a Sales Manager / Application Engineer at Freudenberg, developing new markets and business areas.

  • Sebastian Klein

    Sales Manager New Business Development @Freudenberg

    As a graduate industrial engineer, mechanical engineering, Sebastian Klein was involved for many years as a key account manager for Tier 1 in the automotive sector. He also benefits from over five years of experience with energy applications of technical materials. Today, he is responsible for Sales and Project management in the New Business Development segment at Freudenberg.

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