Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 30 „process-integrated production of refined structures on the basis of thermomechanically linked phenomena“

The Sonderforschungsbereich Transregio 30 was established in 2006 at the universities of Dortmund, Paderborn and Kassel. After the very successful first research period the second four-year-old conveyor period was granted in the middle of 2010. The aim of the Collaborative Research Centre is developing new procedures of the metal and plastic contouring, which allows a production of new products whose qualities are orientated at respective claim profiles. Functional-refined structures are interesting for the car and aviation industry because they allow an optimum adaptation of component qualities at different places in a single structure. They open new possibilities for the lightweight construction.

A special challenge exists in terms of the development of manufacturing processes. These thermo-mechanical contouring procedures should lead to micro- and macrostructural component properties, which cannot be produced with conventional manufacturing processes.