The LIGNA.Campus offers supplementary presentations by participants from research and education. Projects of research universities are presented here.
Technology and research platform "Hybrid Materials"
Hall 11, stand E62
Hybrid materials are promising, novel composite materials that open up new potentials due to their special properties by coupling them with new processing technologies. This is showcased by the project "Biogenic filaments for 3D printing".
Hall 11, stand F75
Is it possible to create a dimensionally stabilized beech wood for constructive purposes? A newly developed cross-laminated timber made of hardwood is presented by the Rottenburg University of Applied Sciences. Partners from research and industry participated in this successful project. Further exciting research projects in the field of forestry and wood can be discovered here.
Structural health monitoring of wooden constructions
Hall 11, stand F69
The safety of buildings and the use of sustainable materials are of great importance in social perception. Structures made of wood in public and semi-public areas (bridges, exhibition halls, railway sheds, silos and warehouses) are subject of a particular degree of temporal change and have a higher risk potential than those of comparable materials. Continuous monitoring of building material integrity through inspection intervals, as used in other construction areas for safety-relevant areas, has hitherto proven to be very complicated and expensive in timber construction and can thus not used nationwide. An ideal solution to these challenges is therefore a global, non-destructive sensor that can cost-effectively integrated into production. Promising is therefore a novel method that uses multifunctional adhesive joints. Adhesives filled with electrically conductive particles enable the sensor technology of strains, temperatures and humidities even on a laboratory scale.
The central objective is the transfer of such adhesive systems to wood construction and the development of a process technology for the reproducible production of economically relevant wood adhesive joints for the imaging of damage scenarios in statically relevant areas of glued wooden constructions.
Research and Transfer Performance
Hall 11, stand F67
- Determination of properties and design values of oil palm wood, development of products and testing of oil palm wood products
- Lightweight construction, joining technology and technology integration in industrial and craftsmanship furniture and interior design
- Production excellence, optimization of production processes in the wood and furniture industry as well as in woodworking machinery industry
production tomorrow laboratory
Hall 11, stand D88
Constantly increasing requirements in the field of individualization and digitization require fast and flexible action. In our research project, we are abolishing the old, rigid and centralized corporate organization and thus many processes that do not add value.
People, machines, logistics and products communicate and cooperate directly and distributed with each other. We decentralize responsibility and competence structures and ensure optimal, system-break-free networking of all value-added participants, starting with the idea for a new product, through development, production, use and maintenance.
Textile Tectonics for Wood Construction
Hall 11, stand F66
From wood to textile. At the University of Kassel within the interdisciplinary project „Textile Tectonics for Wood Construction“ we develop a continuous filament out of solid wood that can be made into wood-textile structures. Our aim is to innovatively adapt established concepts in wood construction to textile construction. Textiles have many advantages: excellent suitability for light construction, versatility of form and function, refined and tested manufacturing and processing technologies, and a characteristic, ever-changing, deeply familiar aesthetic of parallel and crossing threads. We investigate the design, shaping, simulation, manufacture, and construction of lightweight load-bearing structural components made of wood-based continuous-fiber textiles.
Hardwood Research –
research projects for characterizing the ressource
Hall 11, stand E67
FVA Baden-Württemberg will present a wide variety of research questions and aspects alluding hardwood research. The projects presented will range from approaches to investigate the development of raw material quality for new wood species on standing stock for a potential future ressource, over new technologies for roundwood assessment, sorting and grading (like x-ray based computed tomography and non-destructive technology applied to hardwood species) to new concepts for hardwood utilisation in innovative applications.
The Future of Woodworking – Ideas Connect.
Halle 11, stand B41
We are driving word joint pre-competitive research in the industry. To this end, we bring together industry experts, scientists and industry professionals. A special concern of ours is the promotion of young scientists. We give small and medium-sized companies the opportunity to collaborate with the big players in the industry on extensive research programs.
Research projects from the fields of wood and composites processing
Hall 11, Stand E78
The University of Stuttgart Institute for Machine Tools (IfW) will be presenting its latest research into wood and composites processing, focusing in particular on resource and energy efficiency, tool optimization and process monitoring. In addition, on the LIGNA special-interest topic of "Processing of Plastics and Composites", it will report on its research into the machining of plastics, composites and additively manufactured items.