Merge – Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures
Member of Excellence Cluster MERGE - Faculty of Computer Science
Multi-component, microinjection moulding technology facilitates the efficient, large-scale manufacturing of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). These systems will be embedded into semi-finished metal sheets suitable for subsequent in-line tape-laying for integration into hybrid metal/FRP structures (SP A1). Therefore, material-scientific, process-technical, and metal transformation issues will all be clarified. Thus, polymer films have to be microstructured to form cavities for back-injection moulding as well as in-situ-contacting and combination of active piezoelectrical elements using electroconductive and insulating thermoplastics. These intelligent metal sheets can be manufactured more efficiently, due to decreased production times and costs in comparison to classic sequential technologies. Embedded sensor system platforms and according measurement approaches will be developed for local signal processing and wireless data exchange.
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