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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

We don't wait to see what the future brings. We shape it ourselves.

We are guided by the ideas and requirements of our customers in terms of technology and product. Combined with the excellent expertise of our employees, this results in innovative, forward-looking processes.

Schmietex Engineering is a member of the following organisations:

Current projects

Development of a novel system for manipulator and lifting systems

High-strength fibers with their mechanical properties can compare with steel. Moreover they are much lighter and have a significant higher bending strength than comparable steel. As a result completely new constructions, concepts and principals for the area of manipulators and lifting systems arise. Thus peripheral machine elements such as rope drums or drives can be designed essentially more compact and the entire system runs more efficiently.

Schmietex has set itself the goal of developping manipulators and lifting systems with these kinds of lifting devices to position them succesfully on the international market.

 

effiLoad - Development of a research function pattern plant for the continuous production of near-net-shape, load-path-compliant and waste-reduced preforms for high-performance components

The aim of the project is to develop the effiLoad overall system and the modular overall concept of the basic machine to accommodate the modules for tape laying and the hybrid roving fixation of the basic system. In addition, research function samples are manufactured on the machine.

 

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Study on the development of a test device for determining the puncture force in technical textiles

The objective of the innovation award is the development of a technology study and conception of a testing device for testing technical textiles and determining the penetration force. First of all, a systematisation of the already existing testing devices is to be developed. Furthermore, the standards that already deal with this topic are to be systematised and evaluated. Subsequently, a test device is to be designed with the help of which the testing of technical textiles and the determination of the penetration force is possible. Deviating tests or tests that are not possible on the test device are to be explicitly listed.

 

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Development of new solutions for continuously depositing high-strength reinforcing fibres in areas of greatest stress and applying them as load-bearing structures to the basic structure.

On the basis of classical textile technology, new approaches are to be developed which make it possible to continuously deposit high-strength reinforcing fibres in the areas of greatest stress. In this way, cheaper reinforcing fibres with a lower property portfolio can be used as load-bearing structures and the expensive and high-strength reinforcing fibres (e.g. carbon, aramid,...) are continuously applied to the basic structure in a way that is appropriate to the load path.

 

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Study on the development of a plant technology for Z-reinforcement of hybrid materials

The demands placed on fibre-plastic composite components are increasing. The focus here is on multi-material systems that are to be produced by using intelligent manufacturing and processing steps. Such new material systems or hybrid materials require the development of new manufacturing technologies and suitable plant systems. The aim of the development is a material-variable manufacturing technology which allows the flexible adaptation of the semi-finished product structures to the component requirements. One of these requirements is the Z-reinforcement of hybrid materials. Textile-based processes are used to produce reinforcing structures of variable thickness, which have to be bonded together in the Z-direction with additional materials such as foams, nonwovens and cover layers made of knitted fabrics, woven fabrics etc. The Z-direction is also used for the production of the Z-structure. The result is flat semi-finished products that meet the requirements of lightweight construction.

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