At the trade fair Composites Europe on November 6-8, 2018 in Stuttgart/Germany, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), Aachen/Germany, will be showing products, components and machines along the fiber composite process chain.
Various demonstrators will be used to present selected innovative processes and products over the individual steps. The exhibits come from different fields of application from mobility to the construction sector.
With the concrete bar stool with hybrid carbon reinforcement, the ITA demonstrates that textiles as reinforcement structures for concrete elements allow a high geometrical freedom of design. So far, manual positioning of the textile reinforcement used to be time-consuming and complex, as permitted tolerances are in the millimeter range. Thus the production mainly contributed to the high costs of textile concrete.