Techtextil 2011 Press Release 1 | Sintering | Lighting

Techtextil 2011 ITA booth hall 3.

1 A33 Press Release 1
Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University Contact Phone Fax Email Viola Siegl +49 (0) 241 80 234 21 +49 (0) 241 80 224 22 Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1 viola.siegl@ita.rwth-aachen.de 52074 Aachen Germany Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Thomas Gries

Binder Activator The binder application process is a key technology for the automation of the preforming process and accordingly for the economic production of complex textile-reinforced structural elements. To activate the binder on the textile an effector for binder activation was developed at ITA and integrated into the ITA-Preformcenter. During the binder activating process, heated and compressed air flows through the textile and causes the binder to melt. A spring back assembly compacts the preform during the process. Due to the modular design, preforms with different geometries can be activated. For further information please contact Josef Klingele

Phone +49 (0) 241 80 234 00 Fax +49 (0) 241 80 224 22

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(Josef.klingele@ita.rwth-aachen.de) Dielectric measurement method At the Techtextil, the dielectric measurement method for analyzing the weight distribution and the mixture quality of multi-component nonwovens will be exhibited. The main advantage of this method is its ability to distinguish between visually indistinguishable components such as glass fibre and PP. For further information please contact Tristan Tiedt (Tristan.tiedt@ita.rwthaachen.de) Non-crimp fabrics with locally adapted stitch type Multiaxial warp-knitted non-crimp fabrics (NCF) consist of non-crimped fibrelayers, which are connected by warp-knitting yarns. The warp-knitting yarns are introduced with different stitch types respectively knitting patterns. The stitch type is predetermined by the scaling of the underlap of the guide bar, which is driven mainly by pattern discs. A larger underlap, a lower tension

Due to these technologies. non-crimp fabrics with locally adapted drapability . In addition they show great advantages in comparison to artificial valves made of metal or plastic available on the market. Different methods of cutting semicrystalline filament yarns could be realized.from stitch course to stitch course .can be produced. In this demonstrator the attempt to produce polymer powders by the conversion of man-made fibres is shown.and a greater stitch length of the warp-knitting yarns increase the drapability and complicate at the same time the handling of the material. Latter is especially important regarding the therapy of infants as they may outgrow the standard valves. This is the first step to use more . This leads to restrictions for many applications and thus research on other polymers with enhanced and product related properties plays a major role for applying selective laser sintering to serial production of individual components.rwth-aachen.arshi@ita. they are supposed to regenerate and to grow. Aiming at a serial production of preforms for the automotive industry a locally adjusted formability will ease the required automated production processes.schnabel@ita. For further information please contact Andreas Schnabel Page 2/2 (andreas. Furthermore. They are distinguished by a reduced risk of rejection and thrombus. Furthermore the yarn run-in and therefore the yarn tension can be varied from stitch course to stitch course with a computer controlled beam control. Currently the standard thermoplastic powders for selective laser sintering are based on polyamide 12 precipitated from a solution. In this case.de) Nonwoven based 3D-shaped heart valve scaffold Tissue engineered artificial heart valves are one opportunity to meet the current deficit in organ donors.rwthaachen. In order to adjust the stitch type locally an electro-mechanical driven guide bar was integrated into a warp-knitting machine with multiaxial weft insertion.de Selective laser sintering Selective laser sintering is a new innovative technology to create complex plastic products directly from polymer powders. drapability is defined as the adaptation of laminar semi-finished material on curved three-dimensional surfaces without structural folds. For further information please contact Annahit Arshi (annahit.

A textile based conductive system allocates electric power supply. peer-to-peer technology is used . Active lighting components. for example the bicyclist can be seen in the dark. ECG. UMIC – Development of a wireless network for continuous and mobile health monitoring The UMIC research cluster was founded to develop a next generation high-speed mobile communication network.rwthaachen. This kind of homecare scenario is necessary to keep overall health care costs affordable and is therefore actively investigated by research groups around the world. The HealthNet Vision scenario. As part of this cluster. The HealthNet Vision describes a nearfuture patient-oriented network that connects the patients with medical professionals.wulfhorst@ita.de). involves several multi-disciplinary research institutes from textile technology. event-driven network. Functional and design lighting make the product interesting for active sportswear. computer science to medical engineering. Thus safety aspects can be implemented.cujic@ita.de). and temperature) via an energyaware. For further information please contact Ivana Cujic (ivana. suitable application scenarios are explored and developed. like light-emitting diodes are placed into textile composite structures. Furthermore functional aspects can be realized by using individual parts for an additional light source.materials within the laser sintering. Smart lighting jacket This sports jacket is functionalized with textile integrated lighting.rwth-aachen. Key feature is a wireless sensor network that obtains the patients vital parameters (e. Additionally.g. A specific conductive technology enables a reversible bonding between the illuminating components and the textile material. The monopole of only polyamide 12 for technical sinter products is therefore banned and new products out of commodity polymers can be used. Medical health care is one of the key scenarios. Insulation is solved by the use of a membrane. For further information please contact Johannes Wulfhorst Page 3/3 (Johannes. Various LEDs with different light intensities are used. respiration rate.

ITA.to ubiquitously distribute the information in a timely fashion to any authorized medical professional independent from distance and location. hall 3.1 (Techtextil 2011.Quadflieg@ita.rwth-achen. For further information please contact Till Quadflieg (Till.de). We are looking forward to welcoming you to our booth A33 in hall 3. Page 4/4 .1 A33).

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