Fibre composite technology has become much more important in recent years. Both economic and ecological reasons require the increasing use of lightweight construction materials. Within the class of lightweight construction materials, carbon fibre reinforced plastics in particular have a very high lightweight construction potential. Due to the unique level of properties of this composite material, the material share is growing considerably in a wide range of industries. However, high material and process costs often stand in the way of large-scale production, so that the use of fibre composites is often only sensible for small quantities. In addition to the production of structures, joining technology in particular is one of the decisive challenges for the future. It is necessary to develop joining methods suitable for fibre composites that exhibit a high degree of automation, process reliability and process speed. Research at the ifs on the topic of "fiber composites" therefore focuses on innovative manufacturing and joining processes that are expected to make a decisive contribution to reducing costs and thus opening up new markets for fiber composites.
About our research
The electro-mobility working group at the Institute of Joining and Welding Technology is concerned with different focal points within the research centre of the "Battery LabFactory Braunschweig" (BLB). more