Selective Tape-Laying for Cost-Effective Manufacturing of Optimised Multi-Material Components

Fraunhofer IPT

Fraunhofer IPT
The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT develops system solutions for production. Fraunhofer IPT focuses on the topics of process technology, production machines, mechatronics, production quality and metrology as well as technology management. Clients and cooperation partners of Fraunhofer IPT represent all fields of industry: from aerospace technology to the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as tool and die making companies and the precision mechanics, optics and machine tool industries in particular. The institute currently employs around 380 people who are dedicated to applying their creativity to a range of projects.

Department of Fibre-reinforced plastics and laser system technology
The Department of “Fibre-reinforced plastics and laser system technology” aims to meet the increasing industrial demand for fibre-reinforced lightweight components by developing production processes and systems for the automated manufacturing of lightweight fibre-reinforced themoset and thermoplastic components. The research, development and service activities include the design of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) components and the manufacturing of prototypes. IPT also develops customised production machines/systems for tape laying, winding, thermo-forming and pultrusion processes as well as innovative gripper systems for handling semi-finished FRP parts.

Department of Production Quality
Enterprises in all industries are faced with the challenge of developing a distinctive and unmistakeable profile. Unique products that are capable of captivating customers and flawless, efficiently working processes are essential distinguishing marks on the global market. This is why the development of a comprehensive quality management system has become one of the most vital tasks for today’s executives. They can only attain their operative and strategic targets once such a system is in place and are well aware that it has a major impact on corporate success. The efficient use of appropriate methods, tools, processes and technologies to develop human capital resources, structural resources and technologies are crucial to corporate success


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609067.