Reference projects

We have curated a selected collection of reference projects from Fraunhofer IGCV.

The projects cover a wide range of research focus areas, which can be easily explored by filtering through different categories.

Please keep in mind that only 10 projects are displayed per page, so you may need to navigate through multiple pages to view all the projects.

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  • Infinity | High-performance tapes made from recycled carbon fibers for lightweight construction

    Greenhouse gas reduction through high-quality recycling processes and materials

    Titelbild, Kachel, Icon zu Luft- und Raumfahrt
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    The production of new carbon fibres is based on fossil raw materials and is very energy-intensive, making the recycling of the fibres all the more important. In the "Infinity" project, the fibre-friendly recycling process is demonstrated by means of a thermoplastic, structural component from the aviation sector, which can also be used to demonstrate material substitution.

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  • Titelbild, Kachel, Icon zum Thema Automated Fiber Placement in der Compositetechnik
    © Fraunhofer IGCV | Thomas Fischer

    Process digitization in the IoT context is revolutionizing traditional processes through the integration of intelligent technologies. In the DIGIMAP project, a comprehensive IoT infrastructure is being set up that is adapted to the automated fiber placement (AFP) process. This enables precise analysis and optimization of the process steps and quality. The data collected and stored in the cloud will be used to create a product twin.

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  • Projekt zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit, Copyright: vegefox.com - stock.adobe.com
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    The PET-Rezya project addresses the overarching goal of transforming today's economy into a bioeconomic circular economy. Together with the project partners, a recycling process based on the enzymatic decomposition of plastics is to be developed and implemented. Specifically, the process is being researched on the recycling of carbon fiber-reinforced PET for use in means of transport such as aircraft.

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  • Projekt zum Thema Pultrusion
    © Fraunhofer IGCV | Bernd Müller

    Lightweight construction is crucial in the changing mobility and energy sectors, offering cost-effective and efficient solutions. The FI:IL research project focuses on sensor-integrated CFRP development for spatially resolved load condition determination. By coupling strain and temperature measurement with innovative communication through an integrated BUS system, the project aims to economically integrate features found in high-priced sensor systems. This, combined with resource-saving production processes like pultrusion, has the potential for low-cost components with functional integration in wind turbines, structural stiffeners, and mobility solutions.

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  • Projekt zum Thema Composite Recycling, Copyright: eaumstocker - stock.adobe.com
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    The recycling of waste materials containing carbon fibers has now developed into a far-reaching task on the path towards a sustainable circular economy. In the CaRMA project, recycled carbon fibers were mixed with additional structural or functional fiber components (e.g. glass, natural, aramid fibers) in order to significantly expand the performance spectrum of the new material.

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  • Titelbild, Kachel, Icon zum Thema Automated Fiber Placement in der Compositetechnik
    © Fraunhofer IGCV | Thomas Fischer

    Supportive exoskeletons have shown their suitability in many application areas in recent years and have thus steadily gained in importance. However, most systems are only very limited adaptive and the support is only roughly based on the needs of the demand groups. The goal of the research project "Sentinel" is an improved understanding of human-machine interaction by integrating sensor technology in active-assistive exoskeletons.

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  • Titelbild, Kachel, Icon zum Thema Mensch-Roboter-Kooperation
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    In the COBAIN project, Fraunhofer IGCV is developing solutions for the automated development and evaluation of construction methods and manufacturing concepts in the overall context of the next generation of a compact helicopter structure made of CFRP. Model-based methods are an integral part of future-proof engineering processes.

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