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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The Fraunhofer Project Center Wolfsburg: Resource-efficient lightweight construction, flexible production and future interiors for future mobility carriers

The transportation industry is facing massive challenges. Whether cars, ships, planes or trains, eco-friendly and climate-compatible mobility requires more efficient mobility solutions, resources efficient production technologies as well as holistic mobility concepts for new utilization concepts. There are several possible solutions: alternative drive systems, automated processes, digitization and networking, autonomous driving.

Another approach is to reduce the weight of vehicles and use multimaterial solutions made from renewable and sustainable raw materials. The strategic application of multimaterial solutions and modular smart interiors offers high potential for further developments and extensive use in mobility carriers. At the same time, progress in digitally networked manufacturing processes for hybrid components accelerates the use of these new lightweight materials.

The Fraunhofer Project Center Wolfsburg is specialized on bio based, multifunctional lightweight structures for all transport types and focuses on three major research fields based on the development of new alternate drives for electric or hydrogen propulsion and customization of interior with respect to a resource efficient and smart lightweight design, networked manufacturing processes and functional integration:

  • Flexible production
  • Battery module construction
  • Future Interior

With its research expertise and innovative spirit, the Fraunhofer Project Center Wolfsburg supports manufacturers and suppliers developing sustainable solutions and their introduction into market from raw materials to new forms of flexibility in manufacturing processes and process chains to the recycling of components and materials.