Press Releases

  • Wechsel der geschäftsführenden Institutsleitung
    © Fraunhofer IGCV / Andreas Heddergott

    As of July 1, 2022, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Volk has taken over the position of Executive Director from Prof.-Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler, a position that rotates every three years. As planned, the latter will remain part of the institute management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Foundry, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV together with Prof.-Dr. Ing. Rüdiger Daub.

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  • © Fraunhofer IGCV

    At Fraunhofer IGCV, we asked ourselves how factory workers with physical limitations can be supported by an adapted workplace. As a result, appropriate assistance robots were developed in the "RobIn4LeMi" project and are already in use.

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  • A network for life

    June 13, 2022

    Group picture from the network meeting on May 13, 2022
    © Fraunhofer IGCV

    The newly founded association for former and active employees of Fraunhofer IGCV has officially started its work. With the advisory board election on May 13th, 2022, all key positions at "Ehemaligen Netzwerk IGCV e.V." are now filled.

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  • Girls' Future Day / 2022

    Young scientists visit: Girls'Day 2022

    May 09, 2022

    GirlsDay 2022
    © utg

    On Girls'Day 2022, schoolgirls were able to gain an insight into the everyday research life of scientists in casting engineering. Together with utg (Chair of Forming Technology and Foundry Engineering at TU Munich), we welcomed the girls to our site in Garching.

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  • Processing of hybrid nonwovens from recycled carbon fibers and thermoplastic matrix fibers
    © A3/Christian Strohmayr

    To reduce the CO2 footprint, the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV Augsburg research with a state-of-the-art wetlaid nonwoven machine for recycling carbon fibers. The production processes are similar to those of a paper manufacturing machine. The crucial difference: we turn not paper fibers into the paper but recycled carbon fibers into nonwoven roll fabrics. The carbon fiber thus gets a second life and finds an environmentally friendly way in nonwovens, such as door panels, engine bonnets, roof structures, underbody protection (automotive), and heat shields (helicopter tail boom), as well as in aircraft interiors.

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