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.

Please find futher information at the IIMC website at www.iimc-aachen.com or here.

Success: December 2 - 3, 2014: International Injection Moulding Conference in Aachen
IKV brings together more than 100 national and international experts from the entire injection moulding industry and from 15 Nations in Aachen. They 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 www.iimc-aachen.com or here...

Modelling and simulation in SFB 1120 (photo: NLD of RWTH Aachen University)

New at RWTH Aachen University: SFB 1120
On October 1, 2014, a new SFB or collaborative research centre entitled ”Precision manufacturing by controlling melt dynamics and solidification in production processes” was launched at RWTH Aachen University. IKV will play a key role in this major RWTH project, looking after three sub-projects. The overall project has a ... >>> more

Foam extrusion testing with dry ice in IKV’s 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 to provide LED lights to be directly with the necessary conductive tracks. This not only shortens the production times, it also opens ... >>> more

CAD explosion model of the LSR-µPIT 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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