The Work Areas at the Competence Center of Lightweight Design

Our Laboratories

Lightweight Construction and Lightweight Mechanics

Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Huber


Experimental and numerical simulation of lightweight structures; material-, component- and system investigations as well as fatigue strength and damage analyses

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Lightweight materials

Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Klaus


Experimental fatigue strength of lightweight materials

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Materials analytics

Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Saage

Experimental investigations of lightweight materials, including at high temperatures

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Lightweight structures

Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Jautze, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Huber, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Saage, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Fischer


Lightweight construction-relevant manufacturing technologies (laser welding, T-RTM, hot forming)

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Additive Manufacturing

Head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Babel

The laboratory's facilities make it possible to carry out the entire process of reverse engineering, from scanning and data processing to 3D printing.


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