Dielectric Analysis – the Method of Choice for Real-Time Composite Process Analytics

October 10

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Sensor-based manufacturing is one of the key challenges for the automotive industry on its way to mid- and high-volume CFRP production. The aviation industry also needs sensor-based data to control and verify the manufacturing process aiming for high quality composite components. Dielectric analysis is the method of choice to qualify the curing process of a thermoset or the crystallization of a thermoplastic as well as the flow behavior of the resin. This webinar will introduce you to the measurement principle of dielectric analysis and focuses on solutions to reduce cycle times and scrap, and therefore costs in thermoset based CFRP manufacturing. 

Primary Topics: 
- Principle of Dielectric Analysis 
- How to integrate Dielectric Analysis into a mold 
- New developments in DIelectric Analysis 
- What can Dielectric Analysis tell us about the material behavior 

Presenter: Alexander Chaloupka 
Alexander Chaloupka studied physics at the University of Augsburg and was working at the Application Center for Material and Environmental research. From 2013 on he was working at the branch Functional Lightweight Design of the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology ICT (now Fraunhofer IGCV) and was responsible for thermophysical analysis. There he started his Ph.D in dielectric analysis. In 2016 he joined Netzsch-Gerätebau as R&D project engineer in the field of the DEA288 and operates in the business field management polymer.