Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University

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Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University to build "Smart Factory"

Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University to build "Smart Factory"
The Plastics Innovation Centre 4.0 is expected to open by 2022, and will be a completely interconnected, 4,205-square-meter R&D environment.

AZL, IKV launch SMC data bank and testing project

AZL, IKV launch SMC data bank and testing project
Researchers and partner companies aim to standardize the provision of engineering data for long fiber-reinforced sheet molding compounds (SMC).

Research project reports potential for tape inserts in injection molding

Research project reports potential for tape inserts in injection molding
The research consortium, led by the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production and the Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University, will present its results at K 2019.

Research project claims CFRP part production at half cost, faster throughput

Research project claims CFRP part production at half cost, faster throughput
The iComposite 4.0 project, led by Schuler AG and its partners, has tested its new production process with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic automotive prototype parts.

thermoplastic tapes in injection molded parts

AZL and IKV explore thermoplastic tapes in injection molded parts
Study explores how thermoplastic tapes might reduce costs and increase performance of injection molded parts.

iComposite 4.0 AZL Schuler press glass fiber spray deposition preform with local carbon fiber UD patches

iComposite 4.0 — cutting composites cost by 50%
An intelligent, integrated process using 3D fiber spraying, inline inspections/simulation and embedded RFID chips to cut scrap and rejections for structural HP-RTM epoxy parts.

carbon fiber

Fiber reinforcement forms
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

CFK-Valley Stade Convention 2015 report
The composites industry in Germany is preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2015)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

CAMISMA’s car seat back: Hybrid composite for high volume
Recycled fibers, in-situ polymerized PA12 and steel inserts combined in one-shot process to cut weight 40 percent at competitive cost, cycle time and safety.

SAMPE Seattle 2014 Report
The Society’s reconfigured Spring advanced materials event in Seattle, Wash., attracts speakers, exhibitors and attendees in large numbers and international dimensions.

Thermoplastic composites: Sustainable transport
Cyclic PBT oligomers used to mold Class 8 semitrailer bed via vacuum-bag processing.

Product Categories of Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University

Aerospace, aircraft interior
Autoclave cure
Autoclave cure
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
Automotive, underhood
Coating and painting
Coating and painting
Compression molding
Compression molding
Consulting, materials
Consulting, process development
Consulting, structual design
Custom compounding and blending
Custom compounding and blending
Diaphragm forming
Diaphragm forming
Education/Training
Filament winding
Filament winding
Hand layup
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Honeycomb structures
Injection molding
Injection molding
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Marine, other
Market research
Materials analysis
Other composite structures
Other thermoplastics fabricating services
Other thermoset fabricating services
Pressure forming
Pressure forming
Pressure vessels
Product design
Profiles
Prototyping
Prototyping
Pultrusion
Pultrusion
Reaction injection molding (RIM)
Reaction injection molding (RIM)
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Rods
Sprayup
Sprayup
Structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)
Structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)
Surface treatment
Surface treatment
Testing, materials
Testing, product
Testing, structural
Tubes
Vacuum forming
Vacuum forming
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Welding and sealing
Welding and sealing