Recycling of carbon fibers: How can the required quality be ensured?

The amount of carbon fibers (CF), which are used in carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for lightweight applications in the aerospace and automotive industry, is increasing. They are put into plastics in different shapes with...» More


Hybride Verbindungen in Fachausschuss und Arbeitskreis

Schwerpunktthema im DGM-Fachausschuss Hybride Werkstoffe und Strukturen sind Fragestellungen im Zusammenhang mit der Kombination unterschiedlicher Werkstoffgruppen zu einem Bauteil. Besonders interessant wird dies für das...» More


Holistic approach for the examination of the impregnation behavior of Dry Fiber Placement Preforms

Endless fiber-reinforced plastics offer outstanding mechanical performance with relatively low density and are therefore ideal lightweight materials for the realization of sustainable mobility concepts for the future. Resin...» More


Transmitted Light Microscope with Heating Stage up to 600 °C

Transmitted light microscopy is a central method when investigating structural changes in thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers and is an even more powerful tool when combined with a heating stage. With this system it is...» More


Core Competence Load Carrying Capacity: Structural Fiber-Reinforced Cores for the Use in the Aviation Industry

Hollow structural parts made from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) which are used, for example, in a flap of an aircraft wing usually need complex metallic mandrels for their manufacturing. Due to changes in thickness as well as...» More


Highly Toughened, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermosets for Aircraft Applications

Carbon fiber reinforced thermosets (CFRT) show a beneficial combination of a low density and a high strength and stiffness. However they are prone to crack initiation and propagation. To increase the material’s resistance to...» More


Novel Experimental-Simulative Approach for Permeability Determination of Textile-Reinforced Composites

Due to their outstanding properties, fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) are increasingly used in industries such as automotive industry, aviation industry, and also in the medical sector. Thereby, the heterogeneous structure of the...» More


Material Characterization and Compression Molding Simulation of Long Fiber Reinforced SMC Materials with High Fiber Volume Content

The compression molding of sheet molding compounds (SMCs) is typically thought of as a fluid mechanics problem. Recently however, the use of carbon fiber based SMC materials (CF-SMCs) with high fiber volume content (up to 50%)...» More


Hybridization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers with Steel Fibers to Improve the Mechanical and Electrical Properties

Besides a high lightweight grade, structural components made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (CFRPC) are also often required to provide multifunctionality in industrial applications in order to exploit additional...» More


Effiziente Prozesskette zur Verarbeitung von naturfaserverstärkten Thermoplasten

Zur Steigerung der Effizienz in der Verarbeitung von naturfaserverstärkten Thermoplasten, welche meist als semi-strukturelle Bauteile in der Automobilindustrie eingesetzt werden, wird ein neuer Ansatz verfolgt, der sowohl die...» More