In situ hybridization during deep drawing

M.Sc. Henrik Werner

Thermoplastic fiber-metal-laminates (FML) based on reactively processed cast poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA).


  • Fiber-Metal-Laminates (FML) are high performance hybrid material systems, composed of thin layers of alternately arranged fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and metallic sheets
  • Combining excellent impact and fatigue behavior with low density, FMLs offer great lightweight potential and are deployed in structural aircraft applications
  • Complex production processes with low degrees of formability prevent a large-scale FML-implementation


Intrinsic manufacture of 3D-shaped FML-components through combination of deep drawing and T-RTM process


  • Process-structure-property-relationships
  • Deep drawing and drape simulation
  • Mechanical characterization


Karlsruhe Institute for Technologie (KIT)
Institut for Vehicle System Technology (FAST)
Chair of Lightweight Technology

Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT)


Technische Universität Dortmund
Institute Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL)