Design & Engineering Capabilities

  • Engineering Development Process
  • Katcon Partnerships
  • MTEC-Katcon Partnership
  • AZL-Katcon Partnership

Katcon has established a cooperation with several European companies with a strong and experienced knowledge in composites designing, engineering and manufacturing.

Partners

CUSTOMER

Product specifications and targets
Application data
Master timing plan

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

CAD design
DFMEA
Material Mix (Chemical mixture)
Fiber orientation and arrangement
Software package: CATIA, NX, ProE, SolidWorks

CAE DEVELOPMENT

FEM (Linear, non-linear and modal analysis)
Crash simulation and strength calculation
Optimization (service life and fatigue analysis)
Software package: NASTRAN-NEI, NX, MSC, PATRAN, HYPERWORKS, ESA-COMP, MOLDFLOW

TESTING & VALIDATION

Component test
Prototyping
Static and dynamic strength and deformation evaluations
Fatigue, vibration and crash evaluations

MANUFACTURING

Production and quality process development and equipment selection
Tool/Mold development and approval
PFMEA
PPAP
Series production

MTEC

  • Design & Engineering capabilities based in Aachen, Germany
  • Foundation in 1991
  • Spin-Off from the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen
  • More than 20 years of experience working with composites
  • Interdisciplinary teams of experts

Extract of Customers

 

CAE Competences


    • Plastics technology
    • Fluids mechanics
    • Material knowledge
    • Simulation technique
    • Lightweight engineering

 

    • Construction technology
    • Simulation & calculation
    • Test & trials
    • Tool technology
    • Industrialization
    • Lightweight engineering

 

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronics

  • Most complete and advanced composites research center
  • Excellence in all required competences for lightweight composite solutions
  • More than 700 scientists and 1,000 student workers

All Competences Available at One Campus

 

Services

Full Scale Production Equipment for:

– Thermoplastics systems
– Thermoset systems
– Multimaterial systems

Composite Academy

– Education for industrial staff  – Technicians, lab workers, engineers and managers
– Seminars
– Sales and marketing excellence
Consultancy Services

– Market studies
– Technology transfer
– Benchmarking
– Innovation management

 

AZL: Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production

WZL: Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering

IPT: Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology

ILT: Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology

IKA: Institute of Automotive Engineering

IKV: Institute of Plastics Processing

ILB: Institute for Lightweight Design

ISF: Welding and Joining Institute

ITA: Institute for Textile Technology