Together with industrial partners, two Fraunhofer Institutes have developed a hybrid component that demonstrates the successful implementation of new innovative laser processes in lightweight production.
Under the lead topic "Plastics Industry 4.0", researchers at the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) are occupied with the generation of intelligent models to facilitate the process set-up on an injection molding machine.
Digitalized and Connected Manufacturing Environment
The Fraunhofer High Performance Center for Networked, Adaptive Production aims to realize the complete connectivity of machines and sensors with the goal of evaluating all recorded production data with intelligent algorithms in real time.
BioEconomy Develops Sustainable Plastics from Biomaterials
In the framework of a research project of the leading-edge BioEconomy cluster, the Fraunhofer IMWS institute developed plastics out of biomass. The researchers obtained sustainable biopolymers on a tall oil basis.