Research and Development


The institute’s main areas of research comprise Additive Manufacturing, Lightweight Design and FRP, Materials and Processing, Joining Technology and Tribology as well as several overlapping topics.
The institutes research is mainly funded by the DFG, the BMBF, the AiF, bavarian research Institutions and various industrial companies.

Areas of research and their organizational structure:

Additive Manufacturing

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) K. Wudy

Materials and Processing

Dipl.-Ing. K. Kurth, M.Sc.
Powder Materials Thermally Conductive Polymers
Process Analysis / Simulation Polymer Bonded Magnets
Functionalization Plastics in Optical Systems
Quality Management Electrical Properties
Medical Rapid Prototyping 3D-MID / Film Technology
  Powder Injection Moulding
Assembly Injection Moulding
Thin-wall and Micro Technology

Lightweight Design and FRP

Dipl.-Ing. T. Kleffel

Joining Technology and Tribology

S. Hertle, M.Sc.
Thermoplastic Composites Joining Technology / Welding
Plastic / Metal Hybrid Technology Rotational Moulding
Thermoset Compounding and Processing Material Combinations / Recycling
  Machine Elements / Tribology

Overlapping Topics

Filler Material ­ Compounding / Adhesion and Impregnation Simulation of Processing and Applications
Radiation Cross-linked Thermoplastics Gentle Processing
Plastics in Construction and Medical Applications Long-term Properties
Failure Analysis Material Selection