Research

Extrusion Final Reports
Injection Molding
Component Testing
Extrusion

The extrusion research team deals with all topics in plastics processing connected to the extrusion process.

Starting with system developments in the field of single-screw extrusion and the cooling of plastic products for the pipe and profile over to blowing lines and the optimization of thermoforming or calender machines, tasks in cooperation with industrial enterprises and public research funding are done by us.

We are partners for process technology and –engineering as well as mechanical engineering and have a fully equipped laboratory with various extrusion systems up to a three-layer film blowing line

Particular focus is set on process and system optimization to increase energy and resource efficiency in plastics processing.

We will advise you on the issue of acquiring public research funds in collaborative projects and are available on application at your disposal.

More details on our current research projects can be found in the corresponding detailed descriptions.


Current Projects
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Energieeffizienz in der Kunststoffverarbeitung Branchenstudie durch Energiemonitoring und Benchmark
Analyse und Optimierung der Kühlung von Schlauchfolien mittels eines integrativen, kalibrierbaren Prozessmodells
Optimierung des Folienwickelprozesses zur Vermeidung von Wickeldefekten
Alternatives Extrusionskonzept High-Speed-S-Truder

Entwicklung einer neuartigen Technologie zum Korrosionsschutz an Offshore-Windenergieanlagen

CFD-gestützte Extrusionswerkzeugauslegung
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Injection Molding

The injection molding team deals with topics in the field of machine technology and quality assurance.

In cooperation with machine manufacturers and industrial companies in the processing and application, current issues and problems are treated, partially financed by public research funds.

Core topics include the processing technique and the process engineering for low-cost mass production of bipolar plates for fuel cells in cooperation with the ZBT (Center for Fuel Cell Technology). Furthermore, simulation of processes for the determination of component properties is an important focus.

In the field of mechanical engineering and quality assurance, new drive systems for electric and hydraulic injection molding machines are developed and existing concepts are being optimized. Also in this section the interlinking of simulation and process modeling is playing an important role. Thereby, particular focus is put on process and system optimization to increase energy and resource efficiency in plastics processing.

The laboratory of the department provides the basis for research projects and can rely on injection molding machines with different drive concepts and prototypes.

More details on our current research projects can be found in the corresponding detailed descriptions.

Current Projects
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Entwicklung neuer Spannungssensoren für Hochspannungs-Übertragungssysteme

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Prozess- und Produktqualität im Spritzgießen Kompensation materialinduzierter Störungen

Rekuperation an hydraulischen Linearaktoren für eine Zwei-Platten-Schließeinheit

Spritzgießen hochgefüllter Thermoplast-Compounds

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Component Testing

The workgroup machine elements and component testing deals with issues and problems in the areas of static and dynamic strain of components and their characteristic determination and lifetime prediction.

Core competencies and research focus is therefore the component testing of elastomeric elements, such as couplings and intermediate shaft bearings, but also drive shafts and bearings.

Publicly funded research issues concern, among others, the development of a service life prediction model for dynamically loaded elastomer components, taking into account their exposure history. In addition, in collaboration with industry partners, elastomeric intermediate shaft bearings and drive shafts are being tested in static, quasi-static and dynamic scenarios.

The laboratory of the Department of Engineering and Plastics Machinery includes servo-hydraulic and servo-electric test stands.

With these test stands, test loads can be realized to specifically match the desired load scenario of the component.

Furthermore, the department is equipped with adequate means for collecting and analyzing data. Thus further core competencies of the department are in the areas of operational measurement engineering and the development of solutions for system and process diagnostics. Investigations of the behavior of mechanical systems, such as by modal analyses can be performed through the use of appropriate hardware and software(LMS).

The use of numerical tools (e.g. the finite element method) allows us to perform structural analyses of components. Through our experience in the verification of simulation data by experiments, we can contribute to stress-oriented geometry optimization of components.

More details on our current research projects can be found in the corresponding detailed descriptions.

Curent Projects
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Hochbelastete Schwerlastgelenke in Kniehebelschließeinheiten

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Lebensdauerprognose für Elastomerbauteile

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Getriebe für den Fahrantrieb eines Hallenkrans

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Final Reports

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Neuartiges Verfahren zur wirtschaftlichen Herstellung von coextrudierten PMMA-PVC Profilen
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