New Head of Business Unit "Polymer Applications" at Fraunhofer IMWS
Dr.-Ing. Maik Feldmann took over as Head of the Business Unit "Polymer Applications" at the Fraunhofer IMWS on October 1, 2022. As such he is also responsible for the area of "Polymer Processing" at the Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Center for Polymer Synthesis and Processing PAZ in Schkopau.
Reliable polymer cases for the protection of power electronic components
In a joint research project entitled "PolyLEktronik" Werkzeugbau & Kunststofftechnik Kruse GmbH (WBKT) and the Fraunhofer IMWS have set themselves the goal of developing highly reliable polymer cases for power electronics components that are suitable for series production.
Lightweight sandwich technology for climate-friendly logistics systems
In a new project, the Fraunhofer IMWS is pursuing the goal of optimizing large load carriers. By using thermoplastic-based sandwich constructions, they can combine low dead weight, high stability, flexible design and a CO2-saving life cycle.
Smart sensors for the acquisition of material data
Smart testing technology can enrich the database of digital material twins, thus generating significant benefits for Industry 4.0. studio.201 software GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructures of Materials and Systems IMWS intend to provide proof of this in a recently launched joint project using the example of a digitized process and value-added chain in plastics processing.
Standardized test method for the quality control of high-strength sandwich components
Drawing on new findings on the microstructure of lightweight sandwich structures using in-situ X-ray tomography, the Fraunhofer IMWS has developed a standardized test method for determining the fracture toughness of sandwich components.
Lightweight technology with a thermoplastic honeycomb core
Lightweight materials play an essential role in automotive construction when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions. The Fraunhofer IMWS is developing hybrid organosandwich components with a honeycomb core that can be used for automotive applications.
Novel high-performance thermoplastics for economic application in lightweight structural applications
In a joint project with DOMO Engineering Plastics GmbH (DOMO EP), the Fraunhofer IMWS is therefore conducting research into new thermoplastic semi-finished fiber composite products to meet both of these requirements.In a joint project with DOMO Engineering Plastics GmbH (DOMO EP), the Fraunhofer IMWS is therefore conducting research into new thermoplastic semi-finished fiber composite products to meet both of these requirements.