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Monday
Apr032017

ITA shows its expertise at JEC World 2017, Paris, France

Paris, France, 14 – 16 March 2017: ITA demonstrated its expertise along the entire process chain at the joint stand of the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) of RWTH Aachen University in hall 6 booth no. C79. ITA showed its knowledge from the raw material over the fibre up to innovative textiles and whole components.
Exclusive innovative processes and products were presented with different demonstrators. The exhibits came from different application fields: From aerospace and automotive applications to construction and housing and also medical uses.


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Monday
Apr032017

CORNET-project RAPACOAT launched

The CORNET-project RAPACOAT “3D raster-pattern coating of technical woven and knitted fabrics for stabbing and cutting protectionwhich started on 1st of January 2017 held its Kick-off meeting at STFI in Chemnitz (DE) on 8th of February 2017. Besides STFI and Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. (FKT) as German partners, the Czech company SINTEX a.s. and the Czech cluster organisation CLUTEX are involved in the research cooperation. Objective of the project is the development of a novel textile structure with a functional 3D raster-pattern coating protecting the textile material against multiple mechanical risks while having maximum flexibility as well as improved tactility and wear comfort.

For more information: www.stfi.de

Monday
Apr032017

CENTEXBEL and BIVOLINO join TEXTILE & CLOTHING BUSINESS LABS 

TCBL aims to renew the European Textile & Clothing sector by exploring new ways to design, make, and work together. TCBL is building a global community open to anyone interested in innovating business systems to build a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous production ecosystem in Europe and throughout the world.
Centexbel and the Belgian SME Bivolino applied together to the public call organised by the H2020 project TCBL and … were selected. 

For more information, contact: Guy Buyle
www.cbl.eu


Wednesday
Mar012017

ITA won first prize at RWTH Innovation Award, Aachen, Germany 

The scientific employees Dr. Valentine Gesché, David Schmelzeisen and Kristina Simonis of ITA under the leadership of Prof. Thomas Gries won RWTH Innovation Award for their project „4D textile – additive manufacturing of hybrid materials for temporarily shape shifting applications” on 8 February 2017 in Aachen, Germany.
In this project, microstructures were printed in textiles using a 3D printer. The composite system reacts to external influences with deformation. Thus, a deformation is created without external energy input, because the required power will be saved through preloading in the textile itself. A change of environment leads to a change of shape of the printed microstructure and to a movement of the hybrid material 4D textile.
More information here.

 

Wednesday
Mar012017

ITM was awarded the German Resource Efficiency Price 2016 

The Institute for Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) was awarded with the German Resource Efficiency Award 2016 on February 16, 2017 with the project “Resource-efficient reuse of recycled carbon fibers by developing a technology for the industrial production of hybrid yarns for use in high-strength CFRP components".
The high-performance rCF hybrid yarns offer almost the same tensile strengths of primary carbon fibers in composite. With these unique technologies, an industrial scale mass production of highly load-bearing complex CFRP components in reproducible quality with very low cycle times is possible, e.g. for electro mobility. More information here.