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One of the central tasks of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is to
transfer the findings of cutting-edge research projects directly into an industrial environment. To this end, the Institute focuses its research efforts on production technologies with
significant potential for industrial applications. IPT provides a wide range of technological
products and services in the fields of process technology, production machines, metrology
and quality management as well as technology management.
The Institute's core activities are bilateral projects with the industry. Additional research
projects are funded by the BMBF, the AiF, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia,
programmes of the German Research Council (DFG), the publicly-funded "Sonderforschungsbereiche" and the European Commission. IPT's clients and cooperation partners come from
all areas of the manufacturing industry, particularly from the automotive industry and its
suppliers, tool and die making, fine mechanics, the optical industry, and aviation and space
technology.

fibre-reinforced raw materials with lower
mechanical expenditure.

Conclusion
Automated manufacturing using automated laser-assisted tape and fibre placement systems is highly desirable and
advantageous in terms of reproducibility,
cycle times and fibre volume content.
Especially, the stacking of unidirectional
and non-crimp fibre-reinforced tapes in
any fibre orientation allows the production of load-optimized and weightminimized multi-layered structures.
Tape and fibre placement itself is a highly
automated process that allows reproducible manufacturing of components with
minimal manual labour and scrap rates.
The new Multi-Material-Head is a laserassisted thermoplastic tape, thermoset
prepreg and dry fibre placement unit
which is suitable for SMEs. Especially,
SMEs can fulfil orders with changing
materials without investing in different placement units, while research and
development institutes benefit from the
modular construction and customizable

software architecture. n
Acknowledgements
We would like to thank the jury of the
JEC Innovation Award Programme for
presenting a JEC Europe Innovation
Award 2014 to our development during a
wonderful ceremony in Paris.
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Cover
Edito
Point of view: volume production
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
MEA
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Race car
E-helicopter
Pipes
Consumer goods
MARKET
Brazil
U.S.
WPC
FEATURE AERONAUTICS
Integration
CMC
Prepregs
CAE
Design
Equipment
Structure
Interview
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Infusion
Process
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Automotive
Tow placement
Core materials
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Point of view: volume production
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - MEA
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Ad1
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Race car
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - E-helicopter
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Pipes
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Consumer goods
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Brazil
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - U.S.
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Integration
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - CMC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Prepregs
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - CAE
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Design
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Equipment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Structure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Interview
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Infusion
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Automotive
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Tow placement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Core materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Index
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