Highly resilient and recyclable UD tapes made from stereocomplex PLA
High-performance technical fibers are used in various applications, but they are often made from fossil raw materials and are not biodegradable. This is where the project comes in, with the aim of creating intrinsically reinforced materials for lightweight construction that are highly resilient, biodegradable and significantly easier to recycle.
Lightweight construction, efficient and fit for series production thanks to sandwich structures with thermoplastic materials
The flap, made from thermoplastic sandwich semi-finished products, demonstrates the enormous potential for saving weight with thermoplastic sandwich molding technology and its suitability both for molded components and for use in large-scale production.
From train carriages to medical devices: solutions for quality-assured 3D printing with plastics
Establishing Central Germany as a "3D printing region", opening up new fields of application and making additive manufacturing with thermoplastics eco-nomically viable for small and medium-sized enterprises: With this goal in mind, 15 partners have joined forces in the "AddiQ" project.
Plastic-free packaging nets for fruit, vegetables and Christmas trees are the aim of a new project at the Fraunhofer IMWS. Together with partners, the institute wants to develop corresponding waxes, color pigments and compounds that are bio-based and biodegradable.
F3 -Compositor enables 3D deposition and simultaneous joining of thermoplastic UD tape semi-finished products
Load-path-compatible and material-efficient fiber reinforcement of components is made possible by the use of UD tapes. If these are laid down three-dimensionally in the manufacturing process, many design options are available, especially for lightweight components that are manufactured in small quantities.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS is working with partners to develop a marketable, completely bio-based and non-toxic plasticizer for use in elastomers and thermoplastics.
More sustainble rudders for short and medium range aircraft
EconCore works with Airbus, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Fraunhofer on a new technology for a more sustainable type of rudder for short and medium-range aircraft, based on thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich composites.
Innovative water-based inks for industrial printing
In the project "InDiPrint" the Fraunhofer IMWS in cooperation with Printing Inks Technology GmbH (PIT GmbH) worked on the development and comprehensive evaluation of high-performance printing inks for industrial digital printing.
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.
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.