Partners – Networks – Research Projects

Research projects


Currently we are actively involved with the following research projects

  • MM3D - Generative Fertigung im Multi Material Design

    Die intelligente Kombination von Faserverbunden mit klassischen Konstruktionswerkstoffen - sogenannte Multi-Material-Design -  führt zu einer zielgerichteten Ausnutzung werkstoffspezifischer Vorteile. Das Projekt MM3D hat das Ziel, generative Fertigungstechnologien für Multi-Material-Leichtbaustrukturen mit anwendungsgerechtem strukturmechanischem Eigenschaftsprofil sowie zugehörige Werkzeugtechnologien an einem MM3D-Demonstrator zu erforschen und zu erproben.

    Projektträger: Institut für Leichtbau und Kunststofftechnik (TU Dresden)

    Gefördert wird das Projekt aus Mitteln der Europäischen Union und dem Freistaat Sachsen  


    Next Generation High-Voltage Batteries – in cooperation with the project owner Jülich (PTJ) and the project partners BMW AG, BASF SE, ABB Automation GmbH, Diehl MetalApplications GmbH, MAHLE Behr GmbH und Co. KG and HBW-Gubesch Kunststoff-Engineering GmbH.

  • Bio-UD-Tapes project

    Development of an integrative manufacturing process, suitable for series production, on the basis of bio-based, continuous filament reinforced, unidirectional laminates for load-bearing structures in lightweight construction and automotive load-bearing components. This work is being carried out jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) and VW as an associate partner.


    Process technology and design/technology development of a thixomoulding process for manufacturing large-scale reinforced magnesium/thermoplastic load-bearing structures. The project is administered by PTKA – Projektträger Karlsruhe. Our partners in this project are Volkswagen AG, TU Dresden – Institute for Lightweight Construction and Plastics Technology, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Centre for Material Research), Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH, Reiloy Reifenhäuser Gruppe, druckgussservicedeutschland GmbH and Coperion GmbH.

  • FuPro

    Project objective: Delivering a modular system consisting of laminar base structures and hollow profiles made of fibre-thermoplastic composites, and the process technology linking of original mould and shaping process steps into a fully automated overall production line, making it possible to realise the cost-effective and large-series-capable production of structural components made of fibre-plastic composites with a thermoplastic matrix. The project is administered by PTKA – Projektträger Karlsruhe. Project partners: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, ARBURG GmbH + Co. KG, Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH, ElringKlinger AG – Werk Lenningen (Hummel-Formen), Schmalz GmbH, GWK mbH, AUMO GmbH, PHP Fibers GmbH, ITV Denkendorf, Institute for Textile and Process Engineering, TU Dresden, Institute for Lightweight Construction and Plastics Technology. Associate partners: Porsche AG, Johns Manville Europe GmbH