Hannover Messe 2018: Intelligentes Material macht Flugzeuge und Autos aerodynamischer

Um Energie zu sparen, ist Aerodynamik bei Flugzeugen und Autos wichtig. Techniken, die dies steuern, sind aber immer nur für einen bestimmten Geschwindigkeitsbereich ausgelegt. An einer flexibleren Methode arbeiten Forscher an...» More


10 Million Euros for New Technology Center in Kaiserslautern

Today, Science Minister Konrad Wolf presented the Technology Center for Thermoplastic Composites (TTC) at the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH) in Kaiserslautern with a funding decision worth more than ten million...» More


LIBRE – Lignin-based carbon fibers for use in composites

Since the development of the first cars and aircrafts, the used materials have greatly developed to better meet the requirements arising from specific applications. New technologies and materials have enabled us to develop...» More


Member of DIN Standards Committee

Since May 2017, the Institute for Composite Materials GmbH is represented in an important German standardization committee for fiber reinforced plastics. Dr. Sebastian Schmeer, manager of the competence field "Crash &...» More


ECOrCF: Efficient and holistic recycling of CFRP

Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) have changed from a niche material to an indispensable lightweight material being applied widely within several industries. The amount of CFRP produced in 2015 represents a steel equivalent...» More


Sebastian Nissle wins 3rd place at 4SMARTS 2017 Paper Award

On June 21st and 22nd, 2017, the second „Symposium for Smart Structures and Systems – 4SMARTS“ took place in Braunschweig. It once again focused on the exchange between research and industry in the area of active, intelligent and...» More


Material simulator for design and manufacturing of textile reinforced composites

Due to their outstanding mechanical properties, fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) are increasingly used in industries such as automotive and aviation, general engineering, sports and medical technology. The excellent mechanical...» More


AvH scholarship holder at IVW

Dr. Xi Shen from the Hongkong University of Science and Technology in Hongkong, China, started his 24 month research stay at IVW on May 1st, 2017. Together with Dr.-Ing. Bernd Wetzel, Research Director Materials Science, and em....» More


Fast Process Chain for Processing Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Parts

The conventional processing of natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic materials is associated with considerable floor space and investment needs. The initial material is a hybrid nonwoven made of natural fibers and thermoplastic...» More


Saving energy with composite cans – IVW and CirComp start research project HoSpaRo

Due to the immense number of can pumps in use, the adaption of composite cans would not only have economic aspects but also a wide social and political impact. For example, circulating pumps across Germany are responsible for...» More

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