Composite structure of a biomimetic cruciate ligament replacement (photo: IKV)

Composite structure made of silicone rubber for use as a cruciate ligament implant
Together with the University Clinic of Aachen and the Institute of Textile Technology (ita) at RWTH Aachen University, the IKV scientists are studying an innovative composite structure of load-optimised liquid silicone components and a braided 3D structure as a biomimetic artificial cruciate ligament. >>> more

Specimens for examining the combined deep-drawing / backmoulding process (photo: IKV)

IKV and TU Dortmund cooperate in research into new combined process
Together with the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL) at the Technical University of Dortmund, IKV is carrying out research into a combined process that involves the deep-drawing of metal and its backmoulding with plastic for the production ... >>> more

IIMC attracts wide international public
The focus was on applications in the automotive sector. With more than 100 experts from 15 nations including Australia, Japan, China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United States and various European countries, the conference was very successful. In 16 lectures given in English, the speakers presented current developments in the automotive industry and injection moulding technology.

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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

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

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