In­sti­tute of Struc­tures and De­sign

Automated handling of materials via cooperating robots
Au­to­mat­ed han­dling of ma­te­ri­als via co­op­er­at­ing robots
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Automated handling of materials via cooperating robots

Struc­tures and De­sign: Re­seach for Au­to­mat­ed Pro­duc­tion Tech­nol­o­gy at the Bauweisen-Kol­lo­qui­um 2018.
The ZLP site at Augsburg
The ZLP site at Augs­burg
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The ZLP site at Augsburg

At its Augs­burg site, the ZLP fo­cus­es on ther­moset ma­trix com­pos­ite ma­te­ri­als made of dry fi­bre se­mi-fin­ished prod­ucts, in­fu­sion resin sys­tems, as well as ther­mo­plas­tic ma­trix com­pos­ites. Oth­er key ar­eas are pro­duc­tion-in­te­grat­ed qual­i­ty as­sur­ance and the cor­re­spond­ing mecha­tron­ics and robotics. The Mul­ti­func­tion­al Cell robot­ic re­search plat­form (Mul­ti­funk­tionale Zelle; MFZ), the on­ly one of its kind in
Eu­rope, en­ables re­search to be car­ried out on an in­dus­tri­al scale.
Resistance weldingn
Re­sis­tance weld­ing – The In­sti­tute at JEC World 2019 in Paris
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Resistance welding – The Institute at JEC World 2019 in Paris

Since the weld­ing pro­cess has a high au­toma­tion po­ten­tial, it is well suit­ed for ef­fi­cient se­ries pro­duc­tion. In ad­di­tion to re­sis­tance weld­ing (pic­ture), ul­tra­son­ic weld­ing is cur­rent­ly be­ing in­dus­tri­al­ized as a suit­able join­ing tech­nique at the In­sti­tute of Struc­tures and Con­struc­tion Tech­nol­o­gy.

The research activities in the Institute of Structures and Design are concerned with the development and implementation of composite materials with polymer and ceramic matrix in innovative, high performance structures. The developments are not only for aeronautics and aerospace applications, but also for general technical applications within alternative energy technologies, transportation and mechanical engineering. Design and construction principles are hereby developed and validated, which under the given boundary conditions of the application, offer economical solutions with high reliability.

  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Voggenreiter
    Head of the In­sti­tute
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Ma­te­ri­als Re­search
    Telephone: +49 711 6862-444
    Fax: +49 711 6862-227
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Kupke
    Vice Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace En­ter (DLR)
    Cen­ter for Lightweight-Pro­duc­tion-Tech­nol­o­gy (ZLP)
    Au­to­mat­ed and qual­i­ty-as­sured pro­duc­tion tech­nol­o­gy
    Telephone: +49 821 319874-1000
    Am Technologiezentrum 4
    86159 Augsburg
DLR at a glance
DLR at a glance
DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
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Locations and Offices
Augsburg Stuttgart
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