Loading...
NEWS2021-07-06T15:09:48+02:00

NEWS ITEMS

5 YEARS LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES

Celebrating 5 years of Lightweight Structures: Opening TPAC lab facilities and inaugural speech On 14th September 2018 there is enough to celebrate. The research group Lightweight Structures celebrates its 5th anniversary, the inaugural speech of Ferrie van Hattum, professor Lightweight Structures takes place and the new lab facilities of the Thermoplastic composite Application Center (TPAC) are officially opened. [...]

September 4th, 2018|

KICKOFF Lightweight Automotive Suspension

Saxion, TPAC and HAN have started a 2-year project on a lightweight automotive suspension. Several activities have been started after the kickoff of the project Lightweight Automotive Suspension (LAS).  This 2 year project will answer the question: What are the application possibilities of thermoplastic composites in highly loaded safety critical automotive components for serial production?   [...]

May 9th, 2018|

TPAC on Nationaal Kunststoffen Congres (NKC 2018)

TPAC exhibited opportunities to plastics industry on NKC 2018. On the 5th of April 2018, the TPAC participated in the National Plastics Conference (Nationaal Kunststoffen Congres) in Steenwijk, the Netherlands. During the sessions, prof. Ferrie van Hattum explained about the interesting potential of thermoplastic materials. The majority of visitors had their background in the plastics converting industry. Particularly [...]

April 9th, 2018|

WORKSHOP “APPLICATION OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES”

Workshop "APPLICATION OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES" organized at the Saxion FabLab Enschede A workshop “Application of Thermoplastic Composites” was organized by TPAC and held on Wednesday March 14 at the Saxion FabLab Enschede. The workshop comprised of two parts, the first part was on the FabLab and 3D printing or FDM in general, the second part was on the [...]

March 29th, 2018|

LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE STUDENTS WIN SAMPE BENELUX BRIDGE CONTEST

The Sampe Benelux bridge contest is won by students of the Saxion Lightweight Structures research group. Ilse, Matthew, Lennart and Jelle, students of the minor course Lightweight Structures, won the Sampe Benelux bridge contest. Composite bridges were designed and manufactured by engineering students from technical universities and universities of applied sciences located in Belgium and The Netherlands. Besides [...]

March 23rd, 2018|

OPEN HOUSE in THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES APPLICATION CENTER

Interested visitors, entrepreneurs and companies were welcomed in new TPAC facility. The ThermoPlastic composites Application Center (TPAC) opened its doors from the 29th November to the 1st December and welcomed interested visitors, entrepreneurs and companies. The event was organised by Start!Saxion and was supported by Novel-T and TechForFuture. Visitors could visit the laboratory, learn about research executed [...]

December 1st, 2017|

NIEUW FIELDLAB IN TWENTE VOOR LICHTGEWICHT MATERIALEN

Saxion en TPRC hebben van het Ministerie van Economische Zaken goedkeuring gekregen voor de realisering van een Smart Industry Fieldlab. Dit Fieldlab gaat zich richten op thermoplastische composieten. Deze innovatieve lichtgewicht materialen worden onder andere gebruikt voor vliegtuigconstructies, onderdelen van auto’s, zoals bumpers en autozitjes, maar ook in de bouw voor bijvoorbeeld prefab daken. Door thermoplastische [...]

September 1st, 2017|

NEW THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES RESEARCH PROJECT LAUNCHED

Saxion, TPAC and TPRC have started a 2-year research program together with 11 SMEs with the focus on thermoplastic composites. The chairs Lightweight Structures and Mechatronics, TPAC and TPRC, and 11 regional companies combine their strength and knowhow to further explore the great possibilities thermoplastic composites have to offer. Project TPC Future The research project aims [...]

September 1st, 2017|

LICHTGEWICHT PROTHESE UIT 3D-PRINTER

Het lectoraat Lichtgewicht Construeren en Roessingh hebben een prototype ontwikkeld van een prothese van thermoplastische composieten (met vezel versterkte kunststoffen). Protheses worden nu vooral gemaakt van thermohardend composiet, een materiaal dat veel handwerk vereist. Met thermoplastische composieten is het mogelijk de productie te automatiseren. Voor de drager is het ook prettig: het materiaal is licht, goed bestand tegen [...]

September 1st, 2017|

IN THE MEDIA

Newsletter sign-up

RECENT TWEETS

Share This Page:

close

Newsletter sign-up

Go to Top