Lightweight construction

Fiber composite technology enables very lightweight structural components for a wide variety of applications. One focus of current developments is the implementation of closed, automation-compatible and cost-efficient processes; another is the use of new materials.

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IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung December 11, 2018
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Research and Development Composite Technology/Lightweight

The IWK is the research and development partner for companies in the fields of fiber composite technology and lightweight construction. The Institute will develop fundamental solutions for problems of practical relevance.

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung August 6, 2018
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Lightweight injection molded integral foams

The thermoplastic foam injection moulding process has a high lightweight construction potential without losing rigidity. The process is particularly interesting for lightweight construction applications and is therefore being investigated at the IWK.

EMS-GRIVORY October 6, 2017
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Lightweight Design for Winners - Rear Frame of Motorcycle

Structural components are exposed to severe conditions in motocross sport and, as a result, are often made of die-cast metals. Despite this, intelligent lightweight design solutions can also be achieved for these applications us-ing high-quality performance polyamides. This is illustrated by the exa

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung November 3, 2016
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Composite Annulus Filler for Rolls-Royce Jet Engines

Together with FACC, IWK has developed a composite annulus filler for the next generation of Rolls-Royce jet engines. The part comes as metal replacement, thus saving weight and increasing safety, and is manufactured in a cost-efficient RTM process.

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