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Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology

Welcome to the Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology

Head of Department: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. h. c. Dr. h. c. Prof. Lothar Kroll

  •  Manufacturing technologies and processing machines for plastic components with short-, long- and endless-reinforcement
  •  Flux-capable fibre- and fabric-reinforced lightweight structures
  •  Design, simulation, manufacturing of prototypes and proving of high performance components
  •  Calculation of lightweight structures under mechanical, thermal and medial load
  •  Construction and manufacturing of active composites with integrated electronics
  •  Lightweight supporting frameworks for applications in architecture
  •  Handling systems and chain-linking technology for close-to-production technologies
  •  Hydraulic and pneumatic drive systems
  •  Construction of special tools for polymer engineering
  •  Competence center of Extrusion (CCE), recycling technologies
  •  Saving energy and materials by merging technologies
  •  Improvement of resource and energy efficiency by hybrid technologies
  •  Merging of material-specific manufacturing processes to technologies suitable for mass-production of lightweight structures
  •  Functional lightweight constructions using in-line and in-situ procedures

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