Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW)

Develops technical applications of composites and provides material, process, and product development from scientific basics to engineered components. Transfers technology to industry and the scientific public, in particular, into the education of engineers at the University of Kaiserslautern.

Erwin-Schroedinger-Str. 58
Kaiserslautern, 67663 DE

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Aerospace-grade compression molding
Continuous Compression Molding process produces structures 30 percent lighter than aluminum at costs that have both Airbus and Boeing sold.

Product Categories of Institut fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW)

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Autoclaves, lab size
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Extruders
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Filament winding machines and software controls
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
  • Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
  • Presses
    • Presses, compression molding
    • Presses, hydraulic
    • Presses, laminating
    • Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Bonding equipment
    • Fiber-handling equipment for SMC, pultrusion, filament
    • Process controls
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Temperature control devices
    • Welding equipment for thermoplastics
    • Winders/rewinders
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Stitching equipment
  • Impregnation lines
    • Impregnation lines, film-based
    • Impregnation lines, hot melt
    • Impregnation lines, powder
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Compression-after-impact testers
  • Cure-monitoring equipment
  • Fatigue-testing equipment
  • Flammability/smoke testers
  • Flexural testers
  • Flow meters
  • Hardness testers
  • Impact-testing equipment
  • Mechanical test fixtures
  • Melt-flow indexers
  • Modeling/simulation/virtual testing software
  • Rheological testing equipment
  • Software for infusion flow analysis
  • Surface analyzers
  • Temperature monitoring equipment
  • Tensile testers
  • Thermal analysis instruments
  • Thickness measuring equipment
  • Universal test frames
  • Viscosity measurement equipment
  • Other testing equipment
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, ultrasonic
    • NDI equipment, X-ray
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Reaction injection molding (RIM)
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
    • Welding and sealing
    • Other thermoplastics fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Autoclave cure
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Reaction injection molding (RIM)
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Surface treatment
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
    • Welding and sealing
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Marine, other
  • Pressure vessels
  • Profiles
  • Rebar
  • Rods
  • Tubes
  • Wood plastic composite fencing, decking & railing
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Structural health monitoring equipment (turnkey systems
  • Other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, structual design
  • Testing
    • Testing, environmental
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural