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UD Tape Extrusion

UD Tape Extrusion

Fibers are one of the most important reinforcement materials for polymers. Combining fibers with polymer resins significantly increases the mechanical properties of the polymer material. Due to their relatively low weight, fiber-reinforced polymers are often used in the design of lightweight parts typically found in the automotive or airspace industry.

 

DI Dr. Christian Marschik knows more about UD Tape Extrusion

Composite Production

Composite Production

In the research area "Composite Production" we deal with the production of continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite components. As a basis for these components, we use so-called unidirectional (UD) fibre-reinforced tapes (research area Tape - Link!). With these tapes, the components are reinforced in a tailor-made way in order to achieve the required mechanical properties for the component with a minimum use of fibres

 

DI Dr. Klaus Straka knows more about Composite Component Production

Recycling

Recycling

In the research area “plastics recycling” we deal with the circular economy for plastics. While in chemical recycling and dissolution we only cover specific topics, the focus in mechanical recycling is on the entire process chain. Here we conduct research regarding pre-treatment of plastics waste, converting of plastics waste into recyclate granules, quality control of process steps and material states, and post-treatment of recyclate granules. Furthermore, our research includes the digitalization and digital transformation of all process steps and the linking of offline and inline data.

 

Assoc. Prof.. DI Dr. Jörg Fischer knows more about Recycling

Digitization

Digitization

In the research area "Digitization" we are dealing with the challenges, possibilities, and requirements of digitization for plastics production/recycling. Here, the possibilities of acquiring data from machines and analyzing them for improving the production process as well as product quality are considered. However, these approaches must not be developed and applied without the people in production. Therefore an important focus is the integration of humans to support them in their tasks. In the research area "Digitization" we are dealing with the challenges, possibilities, and requirements of digitization for plastics production/recycling. Here, the possibilities of acquiring data from machines and analyzing them for improving the production process as well as product quality are considered. However, these approaches must not be developed and applied without the people in production. Therefore an important focus is the integration of humans to support them in their tasks.

 

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Alois Zoitl knows more about Digitization

Locomotion Lab

Smart Engineering

Smart Engineering

 

The main activity of the smart system engineering lab (SSEL) is the adaptation and implementation of various modules of the methodology “Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)”.

These modules involve both physical model based and data science based modeling and simulations tools for descriptive, predictive and perspective simulation models.

 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Zoltan Major knows more about Smart Engineering