In a joint project with other companies, a research facility for the production of particularly resistant glass or carbon fiber-reinforced tapes has been realized. The LIT Factory at the JKU in Linz is simulat-ing the optimal plastics cycle. It is a joint research project with other major companies.
"The process begins with our facility in the production of the base material for lightweight components, so-called unidirectional tapes. For this, we have developed a highly intelligent system. In the next stage of the process, lightweight components – for example for aircraft, sports equipment or wind turbines – are produced from these tapes. In the last step of the process, these lightweight parts are then recycled and used for the production of new tapes. With this project, the focus is above all on the aspect of lightweight construction and conserving resources, but it is also on digitalization," explains Silvia Barthel, the designer responsible for the plant. Ms. Barthel is one of the experts who will present her project on the stage at the K in more detail.
With this project, the focus is above all on the aspect of lightweight construction and conserving resources, but it is also on digitalization.