We help you develop economical and robust manufacturing processes

The possibilities available at IKV for simulating process chains make us a valuable partner in the field of process development. Our pilot plants and technical laboratories contain all kinds of injection moulding machines, handling systems, extrusion lines, forming machines, presses, winding units and pultrusion machines.

We produce samples, prototypes and small-series products of:

  • thermoplastics
  • thermosetting plastics
  • elastomers
  • polyurethanes
  • fibre composites
  • foams

Dr.-Ing. Torben Fischer

Deputy Director of the Institute Chief Engineer +49 241 80-93823 sekretariat@ikv.rwth-aachen.de

We are ideally equipped to develop new processes

  • Electrical and hydraulic machines
  • Clamping forces from 6 t to 240 t
  • Dynamic mould tempering
  • Physical foaming (MuCell/ProFoam)
  • Fluid-assisted injection moulding
  • Mould technology
  • Modern sensor technologies
  • Filling simulation
  • Profile and film extrusion
  • Blow moulding, stretch blow moulding, thermoforming with process simulation
  • Thermoplastic and elastomer foaming
  • Inline viscometry
  • Simulation of the flow behaviour of melts and foams
  • Design of extrusion dies 
  • Resin Transfer Moulding
  • SMC compression moulding
  • Processing of thermoplastic FRP
  • Pultrusion
  • Filament winding
  • Processing of long-fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT)
  • Process and product simulation
  • Extrusion and injection moulding
  • Foaming, 2K
  • Optimisation of vulcanisation
  • Material modelling and product design
  • Coating and process development (e.g. barrier, scratch resistance)
  • Adapting the process to substrate properties / feasibility analyses
  • Process control / quality assurance
  • Surface analysis
  • Material and process selection for all applications and joining processes
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Laser transmission welding
  • Material-related part properties
  • Process analysis and modelling
  • Hybrid production
  • Cyber Physical Production System (CPPS)