Double-Rapier Weaving Machine

With the aid of the double-rapier weaving machine with Jacquard attachment, we can produce innovative lightweight composite materials with complex, application-specific fabric structures and integrated functions.

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Calender Impregnation Plant

The Calender Impregnation Plant enables an efficient production of flat FRP semi-finished products in a continuous process with high variability in the production chain.

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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Technology

Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly functionalization of various material surfaces by means of inline-capable, scalable and dry atmospheric plasma processing.

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Low-Pressure-Die-Casting Facility

The low-pressure casting facility with a hydraulically driven clamping unit and an extendable melt and warming furnace serves for the casting of metallic and non-metallic materials.

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Robot-Controlled Fiber Spraying Facility

Automated production of sustainable tailored composites and local reinforcement of load-critical zones of semi-finished or finished component parts by means of targeted adaptation of fiber type, cutting length and orientation.

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Multiaxial Non-Crimp Fabrics Machine

The multiaxial non-crimp fabrics machine with warp and weft offset technology addresses the continuous production of load path oriented non crimp fabrics suitable for mass production.

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Fraunhofer Project Center Wolfsburg: resource efficient lightweight construction, flexible production and future interior

“We are your partner for interdisciplinary innovations in the mobile lightweight construction and electromobility sector: constructions, technologies, processes and materials from one source. We design the path from application-oriented research to industrial large-scale lightweight construction. For all mobility providers, transport and traffic sectors.”

Actual trends like electrification, automation, autonomization, customization and digitalization influence the constant change in the automotive industry, maritime economy, aviation and rail transport. Sustainability, conservation of resources, energy saving and CO2-reduction and -neutrality have a high influence on future vehicle generations and concepts of mobility.

The sustainable and digital mobility of the future needs to be open for new technologies to meet these various requirements.

The use of bio-based materials, energy efficient manufacturing and multifunctional, smart and light components will be paramount to satisfy those future customer needs, as well as social and governmental requirements. By combination of different materials, the intelligent use of lightweight constructions provides enormous potentials for further development and rising applications in all kinds of vehicles. The development of new manufacturing processes for hybrid components can also accelerate the use of new lightweight construction materials.

With our research and our innovations, we want to make a decisive contribution and provide support for manufacturers and suppliers in the respective fields to find industry-specific solutions. We also want to establish a unique position in production, recycling and continued use of future mobility.