Projects of the Department Mechanics and Composite Materials

SMWK-SAB Project "Shapeable orbital floor implants"

Embroidery of ultra-thin titanium wires for the development of custom-made, shapeable orbital floor implants

30.06.2019 - 29.06.2021

Partner: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie und plastische Operationen
Contact: Dr. Cindy Elschner

BMWi-ZIM Project TFPPrint

Enhancement of the tailored fiber placement technology by an elastomer print head for partial infiltration of textile preforms

01.02.2019 - 31.03.2021

Partners: TU Dresden - Institut für Feinwerktechnik und Elektronik-Design (ifte); REHA-OT Lüneburg - Melchior und Fittkau GmbH; E.F.M. GmbH Entwicklung Fabrikation Marketing; MOUNTEK GmbH
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer
Simon Konze

DFG project MerVa

Method and process development for the infiltration of highly loadable, topologically optimized fiber reinforced composites with variable-axial fiber architecture

01.02.2019 - 31.01.2022

Partner: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer
Dr. Lars Bittrich

SAB Forschung Infra-Pro project "Carbonstickgrund"

Development of a new technology for the production of fibrous mat materials based on recycled carbon fibers in combination with continuous tows with a load adapted fiber orientation

01.04.2018 - 31.03.2020

Modification of the TFP-technology to enable a reliable fixiation of continuous tows on fibrous mat materials based on recycled carbon fibers.

Partners: Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI)
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer
Dr. Kai Uhlig

DFG project "Embroidered Anterior Cruciate Ligament"

01.11.2017 - 31.12.2019

Tissue Engineering of the anterior cruciate ligament based on resorbable, embroidered scaffolds: Design of a hybrid structure composed of a biomechanical, a biointegrated and a vital unit

Partners: Klinikum Nürnberg Medical School GmbH/ Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (PMU);
Forschungsinstitut für Leder und Kunststoffbahnen gGmbH (FILK)
Contact: Dr. Annette Breier


01.08.2017 - 30.06.2019

CFRP ankle-foot orthosis with a novel return spring component and automated but individual manufacturing using tailored fiber placement

Partners: REHA-OT Lüneburg - Melchior und Fittkau GmbH;
Embro GmbH
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer
Emanuel Richter

EU Project NANOLEAP (Horizon 2020)

01.01.2015 - 30.06.2018

Nanocomposite for building constructions and civil infrastructures: European network pilot production line to promote industrial application cases

Partners: 18 research partners
Contact: Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich

BMWi Cornet Project TAILCOMP

01.06.2016 - 31.05.2018

Development of a manufacturing process for load adapted thermoplastic fibre reinforced composite (FRP) parts with three-dimensional shape by applying new material and tooling concepts

Partners: Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU);
Sirris Collective Centre of the Belgian technology industry;
Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe e. V.
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer
Dr. Christina Scheffler


01.01.2016 - 31.12.2017

Development of multifunctional elastomeric heated covers for thermal binder activation processes with complex geometries

Material studies and measures on functional integration and service life evaluation of a novel active elastomeric cover system for binder activation processes

Partner: Qpoint Composite GmbH
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

DFG (research grant)

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017

Multifunctional materials based on cellulose and graphene

Contact: Dr. Haisong Qi

BMWi IGF Project LoVarMED

01.08.2015 - 31.10.2017

Development of a simulation-based technology for the fabrication of load-adapted, fibre-based implants with defined and locally variable stiffness

Partners: TUD, Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM);
TUD, Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research (TFO)
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

DFG (research grant)

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2017

Multifunctional carbon fibre surfaces and interfaces in polymer composites

Contact: Dr. Shang-Lin Gao


01.09.2013 - 28.02.2017

In-line Modifizierung dreidimensionaler Kunststoff-Formteile

Contact: Dr. Uwe Gohs
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka

BMWi ZIM Project Holz-FKV-Verbund

01.09.2014 - 31.12.2016

Entwicklung der technischen Lösung und des Verfahrens für die Herstellung von hochbeanspruchten Werkstoffverbunden aus Holzkleinquerschnitten und Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden (FKV)

Entwicklung einer Technologie zur Holz-FKV-Verbundherstellung und simulationenstechnische Validierung des Werkstoffverbunds

Partners: Ingenieurholzbau Jörg Pikart UG;
MSM Maschinenbau GmbH;
TUD, Institut für Holz- und Papiertechnik
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer

BMWi ZIM Project WIntFlap

01.12.2014 - 31.11.2016

Development of actuator based flexible flaps for wind energy plant rotor blades and application on a 3m test section for experimental validation

Development of a flexible flap connection segment for wind energy plant rotor blades

Partners: cp.max Rotortechnik GmbH & Co. KG;
WINDnovation Engineering Solutions GmbH;
TUD, Institute of Fluid Power
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer


01.06.2014 - 31.05.2016

Development of a testing device for fibre-matrix adhesion strength

Materials and processing implementations

Partners: Faserinstitut Bremen;
Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG
Contact: Prof. Dr. Edith Mäder

Research grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

Glass fibres with multi-functional properties for defect monitoring in fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures, 1/2015 - 12/2016

Partner: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinjiang, Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry,
Urumqi, China
Contact: Prof. Dr. Edith Mäder


01.11.2013 - 31.10.2015

Design strategies and production processes of strength-optimised lightweight structures made of composites with variableaxial fibre architectures

Partners: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Product Engineering;
TU Chemnitz, Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology
Contact: Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich

BMWi ZIM Project 10k-Tool

01.01.2013 - 31.07.2015

A new kind of cfrp moulding tools with long service life (10k-Tool). Material development of wear resistant CFRP mould surfaces and numerical simulation of the mechanical and thermal component behaviour

Partners: Hightex Verstärkungsstrukturen GmbH;
Qpoint Composite GmbH;
EAST-4D Carbon Technology GmbH
Contact: Dr. Axel Spickenheuer