Based on the automation technology for composites, the Chair of Carbon Composites researches the possibilities of additive manufacturing approaches in the field of engineering plastics. Size scaling and further development of extrusion-based 3D printing is an... [more]

Dear students, due to the current situation, it is unclear whether we will be able to offer our planned courses in the coming summer semester 2020 in the usual lecture hall attendance form. At present, we expect that we will definitely have to switch to... [more]

A new project on an inline monitoring system for the automated inspection of high-quality braids (IMoFlecht) has started at the Chair of Carbon Composites. After an integrated sensor system for the surveillance of the braiding process predominantly for textile... [more]

The strength of 3D printed parts can be significantly increased by the integration of carbon fibers. At the Chair of Carbon Composites we are developing 3D printing systems that allow for the combination of high performance polymers with continuous carbon... [more]

At the LCC, new approaches have been investigated that allow visual inspection in the Automated Fiber Placement process to be reduced to a minimum. The resulting decrease in machine downtime leads to a direct increase in productivity in an industrial... [more]

The LCC installed the first robot-based 3D printer with co-extrusion technology for the integration of fiber reinforcements. This enables the production of continuous fiber- reinforced composites, drastically increases the geometric design freedom, and enables... [more]

On May 1st, 2009, almost exactly 10 years ago, Prof. Drechsler accepted his call to the Technical University of Munich by taking over the SGL Group endowed chair for "Carbon Composites". Since then, the LCC has devoted numerous research projects to the holistic... [more]

The TUMKolleg program celebrated its 10th anniversary in the presence of Minister of Education and the Arts Prof. Michael Piazolo on 25.06.2019. Exceptionally talented students from the Otto-von-Taube-Gymnasium Gauting and the Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium... [more]

The Chair of Carbon Composites developed and implemented a manufacturing concept for a module made of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic polymer for a sounding rocket. The structural component was now launched on 4 March as part of the REXUS 23 rocket and... [more]

At the recent JEC World in Paris, the world’s largest industry trade fair for composites, the MAI sandwich partners were rewarded with a JEC Innovation Award in the category Aerospace Process for this development. The project was coordinated by our Chair for... [more]