2019-2020 fire-resistant plastic components
Fire-resistant plastic components (AZ 184.108.40.206) "Development and implementation of a flexible processing technology for continuous production of heavy-duty plastic components for rail vehicle construction": Cooperation partner for this project is the chair LsW at the BTU Cottbus‑Senftenberg. The main target is the development of a process for fire retardant coatings on thermoplastics as well as the transition of this technology to series production readiness. The coating processes are exemplary implemented on in compression moulding manufactured components. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the framework of the federal pilot program "Unternehmen Revier". The project is also supported by the district of Spree-Neisse and Wirtschaftsregion Lausitz GmbH.
LeichtbauStärke 22021717; Development of a manufacturing process for an innovative lightweight construction using renewable raw materials based on a starch foam core; sub-project: Production of lightweight panels; The joint project will be carried out together with Loick Biowertstoff GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT). The aim of the project is the development of a starch-based foam material as a temporary core of sandwich components. The foam serves as a support structure for the manufacturing process of the actual sandwich construction. Subsequently, the starch foam core should be easily washed out and without residue. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
2018-2019 employment of an innovation assistant
SMT employs a university graduate as an innovation assistant to implement a company innovation project in the areas of personnel management and business management. This project is funded by the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family of the State of Brandenburg with funds of the European Social Fund. The aim of the project is the investigation and introduction of modern working time models for assembly workers and the reorganization of the storage system for assembly materials and assembly tools.
FaWaSiS (19I17004B); Signifikante Masseeinsparung durch strukturell tragende faserverbundintensive Wagenkastenstrukturen von Schienenfahrzeugen mit integriertem Schadensdiagnosesystem. Significant mass savings through structurally loaded fiber-composite car body structures of rail vehicles with integrated damage diagnosis system is a BMWi funded project in the field of "Light construction concepts for road and rail vehicles" and represents a consortium of the following project partners: Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG (coordinator), Forster System-Montage-Technik GmbH, SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG, EAST-4D Carbon Technology GmbH, INVENT GmbH Innovative Faserverbundtechnologie sowie der Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR). The joint project is investigating in detail the implementation of a significant mass saving in combination with fire protection according to EN 45545 and a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system for heavy-duty structures in rail vehicles.
Production and warehouses were built within the extension of the company premises. For the development of competence on the basis of specified operational qualification requirements (companies), further training measures were carried out in accordance with the further training guideline of the state of Brandenburg.