2019-2020 fire-resistant plastic components
Fire-resistant plastic components (AZ 188.8.131.52) "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 extruded profiles. 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.
2018-2019 Grant for a master’s thesis
Within the scope of writing a masters`s thesis on the subject of an innovative and company driven project, a six months grant is funded by the Ministry of labour, social, health, women and family of the state of Brandenburg supported by European Social Fund. Aim of the thesis is the investigation and proving of innovative tooling concepts to be used in manufacturing processes of fibre reinforced composites parts.
2018 Digitising the workflow and order processes
This project is supported by the Ministry of economy and energy of the state of Brandenburg by means of the European Regional Development Fund. It is the goal of the consultancy project to optimise all value creating processes and all supporting processes by using efficient and innovative methods. At the same time the processes are to become more transparent. Another goal is to avoid media disruptions in the information flows of the value added processes as much as possible. The organisational and logistic processes will be designed new, efficient and finally with a much higher degree of digitalisation.
ISMT (ZF4125702TA6) is an AiF sponsored joint project. The research project is titled Development of a novel process for the efficient production of large-area sandwich components with high integration density for the small and medium series and is carried out in cooperation with the faculty LSW of BTU Cottbus. The aim of the joint project is to increase manufacturing efficiency through material-appropriate solutions and to reduce quality fluctuations and costs using the example of a load-bearing component from the rail vehicle sector.
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.