DEmonstrator GFK Türmodul und Simulation

INEOS Styrolution, CIKONI, and ESI form a collaboration within the framework of the StyLight product launch

INEOS Styrolution presented last October at the K-Messe 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany an innovative thermoplastic organic sheet for the manufacture of continuous fiber reinforced composite components. StyLight is the first and only thermoplastic composite material created from a styrene foam Styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) matrix and various […]

Carbon fiber winding of pressure vessels

Development of hydrogen pressure vessels with multiscale simulation

Hydrogen storage as an enabler for sustainable mobility Hardly any other technology brings engineers and environmentalists together faster than hydrogen/fuel cell propulsion. After all, the vision of emission-free energy generation and use seems obvious: Theoretically, hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis with renewable energies without […]

Engineering for Composites Automotive

Meet CIKONI during JEC World 2020 in Paris!

From May, 12th to May, 14th, the JEC WORLD International Composite Show will take place in Paris, France. During the show, CIKONI will be presenting its new developments in the field of composite materials. From new simulation methodologies to automated processes and innovative design strategies […]

Carbon Fiber Composite Inspection System

Swinburne’s Factory of the Future receives CIKONI’s robot based inspection system DrapeWatch to detect carbon fibre defects

The Factory of the Future at Swinburne University of Technology is pushing today’s boundaries in flexible automated composites manufacturing with their industry 4.0 lab in Melbourne, Australia. From a technology perspective, some of the key enablers for composites mass production are addressed by the team […]

Additively manufactured roof frame with local carbon fiber reinforcement

To date, polymer-based additively manufactured structures have failed to gain a foothold in vehicle bodies due to inadequate mechanical characteristics. Now, Audi and CIKONI have presented an approach combining additive manufacturing with carbon fiber reinforcement based on a concept study. You can either review the […]

JEC Composites

Meet us at JEC World 2019 in Paris!

Meet us at the biggest exhibition on Composite Materials and Applications. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth (Hall 6, P72) to discuss cooperations, applications and how CIKONI can accelerate you on your way forward. We will be presenting some new work […]

Kohlefaserbauteile bei Volvo: Composite-Leichtbau mit innovativen Design

Carbon Composites in Volvo’s Polestar 1: Avantgarde or Copy Cat?

Obviously, Geely’s acquisition of Volvo has not detracted the company from its innovativeness. On the contrary: From 2019 on, only electrified vehicles will be on offer. In addition to the drive technology, the company also relies on innovative lightweight design – at least in the […]