FH Upper AustriaResearch & Development

Materials and Production Engineering Research Center Wels Campus

At the center of this focus is the optimized and material-specific processing of polymer materials and metals. Extrusion technology, injection molding and thermoforming are the focus of the research activities in plastics technology, with a special focus on the tribological and rheological interactions in plastic processing systems and tools.

The improvement of the properties of tool steels and modern steels for lightweight construction is the core of the R & D activity in metals, with the emphasis on heat treatment, forming and surface technology.

For research and development in plastic manufacturing processes, two thermoforming systems, a measuring extruder and a blown film line are available. (DSC, DMA, SEM with EDX, confocal microscopy, contact angle measurement, XRD, GDOES, metallography, quenching-forming- Dilatometry, etc.) create the necessary experimental basis for the generation of material data, which is supplemented by modern simulation techniques.

The focus of current R & D activities is on the following areas:

>> Plastics processing (plastic tribology, practical rheology, simulation of plastic manufacturing processes, screw plastification systems, injection molding, thermoforming)
>> Forming technology (cold and hot forming, light metal forming, tool wear) >> Heat treatment technology (process optimization, surface hardening) Surface technology (plasma nitriding, PACVD, wear behavior)
>> Metallurgy and Alloy Development (ESU, High Strength Steels, Tool Steels)
>> Rapid Prototyping, -Tooling, -Manufacturing



Friction and wear are a major challenge for the plastics industry. This FFG-funded cooperation project with TCKT GmbH is developing new testing methods and...   more
Participants: Kneidinger | Liu
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Gernot Zitzenbacher
  • Materials and Production Engineering

BiKoPla (Biozode Kunststoffoberflächen mittels Plasmaabscheidung)

The aim of the COIN project BIKOPLA is the development of plant and process technology for the production of antibacterial plastic surfaces using metal oxides...   more
Participants: Stadlbauer | Zauner | Schulte | Wohlfarth | Mayr | Atzmüller
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Gerald Zauner
  • Materials and Production Engineering


Further projects

More projects in the area Materials and Production Engineering can be found here:
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