Archive 2020

Fire behaviour of renewable raw materials

Since September 2019, Wood K plus has been working on a strategic dissertation at its site in Tulln, which deals with a well-known but nevertheless red-hot topic. The focus is on research into the thermal decomposition of wood and other renewable resources. Old knowledge about pyrolysis, gasification, ignition and combustion is to be used and supplemented by new investigations and measuring methods. In addition to a better understanding of thermal degradation, the knowledge gained will contribute to a more targeted and efficient use of wood and renewable resources.

Be on trial – fiber-reinforced components from 3D printer

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is superior to other processes in terms of cost efficiency, customizability and sustainability and is therefore gaining ground in more and more areas. The possibilities are not yet optimized in all extents. The FFG project eFAM4Ind - endless fiber reinforced additive manufacturing for industrial applications, which was launched in April 2020, aims to explore these in the high-performance product segment and lightweight construction: Under the direction of the Chair of Materials Science and Testing at the University of Leoben and together with SinusPro, the Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL), the Competence Center Wood and Head Sport as research partners, testing and simulation routines for predicting the durability and service life of fiber-reinforced components from the 3D printer are to be developed.

Project 3D-CFRP – Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Fibers Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials for High Performance Structural Applications

Within the 3-year M-ERA.NET project “3D-CFRP” Wood K plus works together with international industrial partners and universities on the development of new material combinations as well as the optimization and adaptation, respectively, of processing methods for the production of additively manufactured structural components made of endless-fibre-reinforced thermoplastics.