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The Fraunhofer IMWS and Brightlands Materials Center want to optimize fiber-reinforced thermoplastics to make them suited for 3D printing.
The Fraunhofer IMWS is working with project partners to develop innovative thermoplastic composites with reinforcement fibers made from basalt stone.
In a research project, Fraunhofer experts want to improve the properties of moulded synthetic thermoplastic parts by irradiating them with electrons.
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In a new project, researchers are working on also optimising bio-based plastics for application in polymer blends with petro-chemically produced plastics.
ThermHex Waben GmbH and the Fraunhofer IMWS are working on the development of manufacturing methods for so-called »organic sheet« sandwich semi-finished products.
Too many problems occur in our current global recycling systems. Fraunhofer researchers want to improve this.
A virtual development platform is to simulate the processing of tailor-made thermoplastics to find customer-oriented and sustainable solutions for plastic components.
Fraunhofer researchers want to allow crystallisation to be specifically adjusted and optimised in future, during the manufacture of injected moulded parts made from plastic.
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Fraunhofer PAZ is developing a new impregnation method for infinitely reinforced, bio-based composites to optimise the use of sustainable raw materials for thermoplastic composite materials.
Fraunhofer IMWS and the aviation supplier P-D Aircraft Interior are developing sandwich components with fibreglass-reinforced laminates.
Fiber-reinforced plastics (polymers) offer many opportunities for lightweight construction. Solutions based on renewable raw materials are developed at the Fraunhofer IMWS.
The Fraunhofer IMWS is involved in the development of new and remoulded or retreaded tyres. The aim is to achieve strong performance with less environmental impact.
The objective of the FVK Lifetime project is to increase the life of innovative lightweight materials.
Lightweight, crashproof and cost-effective in series production In an interview, Peter Michel explains the advantages of thermoplastic lightweight components for cars.
The IMWS conducts research into new polymers for the encapsulation to make solar modules fit for use in extreme climates.
Most utility vehicle suspensions are made with steel leaf springs. A solution made of polymer could achieve substantial weight savings - and thus reduce fuel consumption.
New lightweight materials for aviation are tested at the Fraunhofer IMWS.