High-performance lightweight structures for aerospace, automotive engineering and energy technology are the focus of research at the Institute of Structures and Design. The Institute consists of a total of five departments with sites in Stuttgart and Augsburg. The Center for Lightweight Construction Technology (ZLP) is located in Augsburg.
Thermoplastic composites, thermoplastic advanced fiber placement (T-AFP), in-situ consolidation (ISC), flashlamp heating, continuous ultrasonic welding (cUS), resistance welding (RW)
Im Projekt „IRAS“ wird in Zusammenarbeit von Industrie und Forschung in Baden-Württemberg eine integrierte Entwicklungsplattform für kostengünstige Satelliten aufgebaut.
Hier zu sehen: Die Herstellung der trockenen Flechtstruktur eines CMC-Orbitaltriebwerks.
In September 2016, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Canadian University of British Columbia (UBC) launched the collaboration initiative DLR@UBC.
The project Urban Rescue deals with different rotorcraft configurations (helicopters and eVTOLs) which are necessary for urban rescue scenarios.
As a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center, msquare GmbH distributes, develops and produces innovative induction heating technologies. These can be used profitably and resource-saving in the manufacture and repair of fibre composites, for example in wind energy or aerospace
Tobias Haase studied computer science. Since 2016 he has been working as a researcher in the Department of Automation and Quality Assurance in Production Technology at the DLR Institute of Structures and Design’s Center for Lightweight-Production-Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg. In this interview, he tells us about his job.
In the project „Procomp“ manufactured a thermoplastic carbon fiber reinforced inter-stage structure for next generation European launcher systems. Using a cutting edge flashlamp heatsource the DLR developers manufactured two scaled demonstrator of a lattice inter-stage structure using in-situ Automated Fiber Placement (AFP).
To see here: Scaled, intertank structure demonstrator (left untrimmed, right trimmed part)