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.
new project: towards advanced 3d printing of elastomers
After succesfully definding her thesis, Shaojie Liu (Lily) started a 1 year post-doctoral project in colaboration with the Elastomer Technology chair within MS3. Lily will work on a model to describe additive manufacturing of elastomer/rubber products requiring vulcanization. Challenges are found in selecting the right material composition, supply system, and vulcanization behavior to achieve a printable material. Proposers of the project are Wilma Dierkes, Ton Bon and Laurent Warnet.
upcoming: shaojie liu thesis defense
Shaojie Liu, better known to us as Lily, will defend her thesis, entitled "Friction Surface Cladding of AA1050 onto AA2024" on the 14th of December. Her work opens up the way to a new additive manufacturing process. It followed on the work by Arnoud van der Stelt, and was also supervised by Ton Bor and Bert Geijselaers.
website maintenance (OCT/'16)
The PT website has recently been converted to the new UT layout. Some sections might still be in the old design or turn out to be obsolete, it will take some time before the new website is fully finished.
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.