Production Technology


Research in the Production Technology group addresses the technical issues of new products and new processes. The group focuses on the optimisation of both the manufacturing process and the performance of lightweight materials in structural applications.

RECent Developments

Mohammed Iqbal Abdul Rasheed defended his PhD thesis on Friday the 15th of July 2016

The award winner Mohammed Iqbal Abdul Rasheed, daily named Iqbal, finalized his UTwente and TPRC PhD route on the 15th of July by defending his PhD thesis ‘Compression molding of chopped woven thermoplastic composite flakes’. This thesis was performed within TPRC, in close collaboration with the TPRC partners. Iqbal pursues his career at the University of Twente as a PostDoc. Be prepared to hear more of this young talented man!

Erik Krämer wins ticket to SAMPE Europe

Erik, an MS3 Master student performing his final assignment at TPRC, has won during the SAMPE Benelux meeting one of the 2 tickets to the SAMPE Europe meeting. His presentation on shape distortion in overmolded thermoplastic stamp formed composites was appreciated for its relevance and academic depth. Erik, left on the following picture, is receiving the trophy from Ferrie van Hattum, Professor at Saxion’s Lightweight Structures chair. We all congratulate Erik for this unique achievement within the framework of a Master assignment!

Leon Govaert Professor ‘Mechanics of Polymeric Materials’

Leon Govaert, Associate Professor at the TU/e, will strengthen the research activities within CTW, as Professor leading the chair “Mechanics of Polymeric Materials’ at the University of Twente from the 1st of December 2015. This chair, supported by DSM, will focus on the long-term failure behaviour of thermoplastic based composite materials. The first PhD student to start under his supervision, Ozan Erartsin, will start on the 1st of April.