The structural composites group is concerned with the development and optimization of materials and processes for the manufacture of high-performance lightweight structures. The highest strengths in components can be achieved through the targeted use of continuous fibers.
Many raw materials and semi-finished products can be used for the manufacture of fiber composite structures. We support our customers in the development or selection of the right matrix and fiber semi-finished products to achieve the best material properties and at the same time enable efficient manufacturing. We work with both thermoplastic and thermoset matrix systems using the available fiber types and production processes suitable for series production. Hybrid materials and their processing also play an important role.
Our large portfolio of manufacturing processes allows us to efficiently manufacture fiber composite structures on an industrial scale. Our expertise lies in the consideration of the entire process chain and the optimization or further development of individual processes to meet the required quality and production rate. One of our core competences is the validation of the manufacturing processes and the plant technology in an industrial environment, using our own facilities.