We support you in developing your plastic products

Our expertise in the fields of materials technology, plastics processing and simulation techniques makes us a strong partner for industry along the entire product development chain. At IKV, we have all the required know-how and experience to make the development of a plastic component successful, from the initial idea to prototype production and the start-up of the manufacturing process.

Our experts support and advise you in the following matters:

  • Definition of requirements, drawing up of a customer specification and performance specification
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Database-assisted selection of the right plastic according to the demands made on the part and the material
  • Designing and dimensioning in line with the particular plastic
  • FE-based process and structural simulation
  • Topology optimisation
  • Evaluation of external simulations
  • Selection of material models and material data determination
  • Drawing up of manufacturing concepts (different materials and processes)
  • Mould design, selection of machine and plant technology
  • Selection and evaluation of suppliers
  • Evaluation of process chains
  • Economic viability calculations
  • Sampling and prototype production
  • Pilot run and production of small series
  • Part testing
  • FMEA, quality assurance in production

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. R. Dahlmann

Scientific director Circular economy Contact for cooperations in research and development +49 241 80-25928 rainer.dahlmann@ikv.rwth-aachen.de