The research group for thermoplastics processing is mainly concerned with process development for the large-scale processing of thermoplastics. Beside standard injection molding and extrusion processes, resource and energy-efficient one-stage direct processes are developed, for example to process long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) in combination with local continuous-fiber reinforcement.

Fiberforge, fully automated machine for the placement of unidirectional fiber reinforced thermoplast tapes (UD-Tapes)
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Fiberforge, fully automated machine for the placement of unidirectional fiber reinforced thermoplast tapes (UD-Tapes)