Plastics & Manufacturing Processes

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Shorter product lifetimes demand a reduction in the time and cost required to develop new components. The early optimization of materials and manufacturing processes has become a decisive competitive factor.

Therefore, several partner institutes are working on the development of materials with a focus on polymer materials. In several demonstration laboratory halls new manufacturing processes are tested.


  • Materials with specific properties
  • Material modification for certain processing methods
  • Recycling technology and recycling management
  • Material processing
  • Material testing and characterization
  • Sampling of materials, tools and manufacturing processes
  • Development of manufacturing processes
  • Tool technology
  • Process development


Further information

Functional Composites [Fraunhofer IFAM]

Integrative Simulation for the Optimized Design of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastic Components [Fraunhofer LBF (German)]

Lightweight construction in mobility and manufacturing - Ecological aspects [Download (German) / e-mobil BW]

Lightweight Construction in Mobility and Manufacturing - Ecological Aspects [Fraunhofer Publica (German)]