Foam extrusion testing with dry ice in IKVís Extrusion pilot plant (photo Jacobs/IKV)

Ice-cold foam extrusion
The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University has, in a recent research project on the topic of foam extrusion, been examining the use of dry ice as a physical blowing agent. Together with motan-colortronic GmbH, Isny, a new process technology has been developed that ... >>> more

Demonstrator component: A circuit board with contacts produced by IMKS for controlling different electronic components (photo: IKV)

IKV and Osram simplify manufacture of electronic products made of plastic
In a cooperation project with Osram, researchers from the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University have succeeded in casting plastic and metal together on a single machine and in a single process step. The machine enables, for example, plastics housings for LED lights to be directly provided with the necessary ... >>> more

December 2 - 3, 2014: International Injection Moulding Conference in Aachen
IKV brings together national and international experts from the entire injection moulding industry in Aachen. The will speak about and discuss new developments, present the latest research results and give innovative examples from industrial series production.

Please find futher information at the IIMC website at or here...

CAD explosion model of the LSR-ĶPIT mould (photo: IKV)

Small-sized moulded silicone tubing for the medical segment
In the medical and pharmaceutical segments, media-carrying capillary moulded tubing is used for a variety of applications in diagnostics and in the administration of medication. Liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) are especially suitable for use in medical technology ... >>> more

IKV Newsletter launched
The new IKV newsletter was launched on schedule on July 30, 2014. It enables you to find out promptly and easily about all the latest news and developments at your IKV without having to search actively on the IKV website. Initially, the newsletter will be published quarterly in German and English. If you like it, please send it to your colleagues, friends and partners. >>> Read the newsletter here

Fibre orientation in an LFT part measured by X-ray computer tomography (photo: IKV)

Exploiting the potential of LFT
IKV is currently carrying out research into a calculation procedure for long fibre-reinforced injection-moulded thermoplastic materials (LFT). This material has established itself for use in highly stressed structural components, especially in the automotive ... >>> more

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14 and 15 October 2013 - IKV Conference "Rubber meets Science"

The program covers in two parallel sessions current trends, innovations and challenges in both organic and silicone elastomers. >>> more

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Brettnich (left) and Dipl.-Ing. Toru Shiina (right) from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag hand over the all-electric IntElect 100-340 injection moulding machine to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann (photo: Brixius/IKV).

New Sumitomo (SHI) Demag injection moulding machine for IKV pilot plant

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH based in Schwaig, Germany, has provided IKV with an all-electric injection moulding machine, type IntElect 100-340. With this machine, which is specially ... >>> more

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