ITHEC 2020


The 5th International Conference on Thermoplastic Composites covers the latest developments in high performance thermoplastic composite applications in aerospace, automotive and energy applications, as well as transport & engineering.

ITHEC conference focuses on new results on

  • Thermoplastic Composites Lightweight Structures
  • Manufacturing  & Process Technologies
  • Simulation & Modelling
  • Raw Materials & Standardisation
  • Process Automation & Production Machinery
  • Process Monitoring / Material Quality & Testing
  • Eco Balance & Recycling


Our partner German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) will present about a joint project (CosiMo) during the event. We cordially invite you to the presentation.

Presentation Title: The "Digital Friend": Towards a sensor-supported simulation and the establishment of a new thermoplastic C-RTM process with Caprolactam
Presenter: Matthias Beyrle – Teamleader Processes and Automation, DLR
When: Wednesday October 14th at 11:20 am and at 5.20 pm

Project Details

Joint research project to develop the mass production of composite materials. The aim is to develop manufacturing processes for the mass production of composite components that can be used in automotive and aircraft construction. Machine learning methods and intelligent tools should lead to efficient and resource-saving production with low cycle times, which can also be transferred to other manufacturing processes.

The 3-year research project CosiMo, supported by the Bavarian state government, began in June 2018. Bringing together the University of Augsburg (MRM & ISSE), DLR, ITA Augsburg and industrial partners KUKA, Faurecia, Premium Aerotec, Krauss-Maffei, SGL-Carbon, Netzsch, Siebenwurst, IBA and ESI Group. The project will research new technologies for fully automated production processes of fiber-reinforced plastics, so-called composite materials. The aim is to produce components ready for final contouring in a single process step. This should enable the sustainable and economic production of lightweight components in the automotive and aircraft industry.

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Über ESI Group

Founded in 1973, ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping solutions and a global enabler of industrial transformation. Thanks to the company’s unique know-how in the physics of materials, it has developed and refined its advanced simulation capabilities since its inception. Having identified gaps in the traditional approach to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), ESI has introduced a holistic methodology centered on industrial productivity and product performance throughout its entire lifecycle, i.e., Product Performance Lifecycle™, from engineering to manufacturing and in operation. Present in more than 20 countries, and major industrial sectors, ESI employs 1200 high-level specialists. In 2019, its turnover was 146M€. ESI is headquartered in France and is listed on compartment B of Euronext Paris.

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