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Our aim is to develop and provide guidelines/knowledge databases etc. for the use of fiber reinforced matrices in the construction industry. This requires close cooperation with other WGs of the CU Bau network. This joint work with other WGs of Composites United e. V. in the fields of automotive, aerospace, ceramics, politics and sustainability generates an added value that is unique worldwide.
In addition to technology development for additive manufacturing of load-path-compliant fiber composite structures, the focus is also on the cross-material approach. In the future, this should make it possible to build three-dimensional additive structures, for example, in fiber composite-metal mixed construction.
In the Biocomposites Working Group, representatives of all relevant materials and processes along the value chain (natural fibre and polymer suppliers, semi-finished product manufacturers, processors, end users, etc.) are to jointly discuss and decide on new products, applications, material, product and process developments. Current materials and products are to be analysed with regard to their performance and economic efficiency. New areas of application and their requirements should be identified. Established production processes should be analysed and possibly optimised or adapted depending on the product and application.
The WG CFRP in Mechanical Engineering is pursuing the goal of further establishing CFRP as a material in mechanical engineering and finding new fields of application. Representatives from industry and science meet regularly to jointly identify challenges and develop solutions. Both an intensive exchange on the state of the art and the derivation of collaborative research projects are core tasks of the WG.
With the WG Composite Repair we provide a platform for exchanging user experiences, discussing expert opinions and jointly evaluating the potential of new repair processes. All in the spirit of achieving better results faster with concentrated expertise.
The WG Composites in Orthopaedic Technology was founded with the aim of promoting the use of fiber-reinforced plastics in orthopaedic technology and the networking of development and application. Applications made from both fiber-reinforced resins and thermoplastics are considered.
The working group brings together stakeholders from the entire value chain in order to raise public awareness of the application potential of fiber reinforced matrices, hybrid technologies and multi-material lightweight design in construction.
The working group therefore offers interested builders, architects, engineers, scientists, material and building product manufacturers as well as construction companies a platform for interdisciplinary discussion as well as for the exchange of ideas and experience on all topics relating to the practical building applications of fiber composites. Included are fiber composites with both mineral and polymer matrices.
The cluster CU BW established the “Fiber Composites in Wind Energy” working group in October 2014 with a focus on the development and manufacture of rotor blades. Wind energy is one of the major growth industries for the use of carbon fiber materials (CFRP).
The WG “Fire Protection” aims to bundle the activities of the CU in this area across industries. Its goal is to present the current state of the art as well as new developments to interested members. WG meetings and events are organized based on the interest of the members and announced in time in the network.
In the Machining Working Group, scientists and users from university research as well as industrial practice from the sectors of machine tool building, tool making as well as numerous users work together. The focus of the machining working group is the exciting machining of CFRP structures. Other machining processes such as laser machining, waterjet cutting, eroding or related processes are also dealt with here.
The CU working group „Manufacturing Process Simulation“ (in German: Herstellprozess-Simulation) organizes exchange meetings & dedicated events to promote and harmonize the development and use of these virtual manufacturing tools within the product development life cycle. Main goals are to increase awareness of the added value of virtual manufacturing to real product development and to establish interconnections in the engineering community of Manufacturing Process Simulation.
Multifunctional composites combine optimal structural mechanical performance with a variety of functional properties. The mechanical and diverse physical properties of the multifunctional composite can be specifically adjusted through the clever selection of composite material and active component as well as adapted processing methods.
“Sheet Molding Compound” (SMC) have been conquering the top of the most processed fiber composite materials in Germany and Europe every year for decades. To date, however, these complex, versatile and proven materials have only been used to a minimal extent for high-performance applications.
The topics of crash, high velocity impact (HVI), damage tolerance (LVI), and residual strength are to be bundled in this WG. The sub-working group “Composite Fatigue” (until now affiliated to the WG Engineering) will bring its topics and activities with overlaps to the WG “Structural Integrity” into this working group and will be continued as a sub-working group.
The working group sustainability of the Composites United is the exchange platform for all relevant sustainability topics in the field of fiber-reinforced composite materials and aims to inform about current state of the art and relevant research programs in the field recycling and toxicity. Its goal is to find solutions to improve the circularity and sustainability of composite materials.
The WG deals with all issues relating to the processing of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics. The entire process chain is considered, from the input materials fiber and matrix, through semi-finished product production and the component manufacturing process, to final processing.
In order to discuss the breadth of possible solutions and innovations as well as important aspects of an economically and technologically sensible design of tools and molds in a large circle, the Tools and Molds Working Group offers an ideal discussion platform.