Technische Universität Chemnitz, Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut für Strukturleichtbau

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  • Reichenhainer Straße 31/33
  • 09126 Chemnitz
  • Germany

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Institute of Lightweight Structures - IST

Necessity of climate protection and increasing scarcity of resources require providing new technologies for efficient usage of raw materials and energy. Therefore inter professional research and developement at the Institute of Lightweigth Structures is focused on creating lightweight structures with high performance and functional content and associated processing. In accordance with the Chemnitz model of bivalent resource efficiency (BRE strategy) a high material and energy efficiency is aimed by holistic value chain as well as usage of parts and components. Production oriented processing of contour and load adjusted fiber reinforced and hybrid structures are unique features. Presently the IST coordinates the exclusive Cluster of excellence on the topic of lightweight research. Moreover, institutes director Prof. Kroll heads the affiliated institute CETEX and Kunststoffzentrum Oberlausitz at Fraunhofer IWU.

Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology

•    Manufacturing technologies and processing machines for plastic components with short-, long- and endless-reinforcement

•    Flux-capable fibre- and fabric-reinforced lightweight structures

•    Design, simulation, manufacturing of prototypes and proving of high performance components

•    Calculation of lightweight structures under mechanical, thermal and medial load

•    Construction and manufacturing of active composites with integrated electronics

•    Lightweight supporting frameworks for applications in architecture

•    Handling systems and chain-linking technology for close-to-production technologies

•    Special devices for the automation of process chains for lightweight structures

•    Hydraulic and pneumatic drive systems

•    Construction of special tools for polymer engineering

•    Competence center of Extrusion (CCE), recycling technologies

•    Saving energy and materials by merging technologies

•    Improvement of resource and energy efficiency by hybrid technologies

•    Merging of material-specific manufacturing processes to technologies suitable for mass-production of lightweight structures

•    Functional lightweight constructions using in-line and in-situ procedures

Exhibitors at the following trade fairs

Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.1 Stand: H 42

Texprocess 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 4.0 Stand: B 50