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