The best solution for tomorrow, today

Through our in-depth research and development work, we are always looking for innovative technologies and production processes to supply you with new ideas. This secures continuous competitive advantages for you, giving you the assurance you need. We point out solutions and optimisation potentials that fulfil the requirements of tomorrow, today. Let us impress you with our innovation expertise and discover a chronological selection of our current and past research projects below.

Current research projects

HiCoInject (ZF4007802EB5)

Development of a process combining foam injection moulding and coinjection for thick-walled hybrid parts

Our contribution:

Development of an injection-moulding tool with conformal cooling for the foam co-injection process of thick-walled composites.

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LAEPPFO (ZF4007801WO5)

Development of an innovative mould concept using laser-additive manufacturing for processing EPP

Our contribution:

Creation of requirement lists for test parts, a demonstrator-part and the moulds required. Development and simulation of cavity inserts for the test and demonstrator moulds. Design and construction of a demonstrator mould.

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ToolRep (02P14A034)

Development of an innovative system technology for automated and laser-based repair of structured mould inserts.

Our contribution:

Economical and technical evaluation of the repair process, the repaired mould inserts and the plastic parts produced with them.

More information on the ToolRep research project can be found here.

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FuPro (02P14Z008)

Design and process development for functionalised multi-component structures with complex moulded hollow profiles.

Our contribution:

Development and construction of the variothermal consolidation moulds.

More information on the FuPro research project can be found here.

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Mai Sandwich (03MAI32C)

Development of fully thermoplastic sandwich structures under consideration of the recyclability of single material systems.

Our contribution:

Development and construction of moulds for consolidation, reshaping and functionalisation of the thermoplastic sandwich structures in a combined compression-injection moulding process.

More information on the MAI Sandwich research project can be found here.

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HyBriLight (13N12716)

Material-adapted process chain for cost-effective hybrid lightweight construction with highly productive laser systems.

Our contribution:

Development of moulds and process chains for the integration of laser-based production processes for hybrid parts.

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Ihr Ansprechpartner für R&D

Jonas Beck
T: + 49 9571 766-9661
forschung@hofmann-impulsgeber.de

Past research projects

Textile-reinforced injection moulding parts (KF2025807GZ2)

Tool concept for the use of low-viscosity polymer compounds in the production of textile-reinforced injection moulded parts.

Our contribution:

Development of a tool for the production of textile-reinforced parts using the injection moulding process with low-viscosity polymer compounds.

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Inside (KF2025806MU1)

Integration of plagiarism protection in laser-generated injection moulding tools for the packaging industry

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Rapid-tooling injection moulding tool inserts (AZ-986-11)

Development and economical implementation of moulds produced using the rapid-tooling process with conformal, variothermal temperature control and optimised surface qualities for the production of thermoplastic micro-parts

Our contribution:

Development and economical implementation of moulds produced using the rapid-tooling process with conformal, variothermal temperature control and optimised surface qualities for the production of thermoplastic micro-parts. More information on the Rapid Tooling injection moulding tool insert research project can be found here.

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InProLight (02PJ2074)

Integrative process chain for resource-conserving serial production of lightweight parts made of thermoplastic fibre composite plastics for the vehicle industry

Our contribution:

Development of additively manufactured moulds for the energy-efficient processing of thermoplastic fibre composite plastics at temperatures of up to 300°C.

More information on the InProLight research project can be found here.

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ProInt (KF2025805FH1)

A new additive process for the production of intelligent moulds

Our contribution:

Development of an injection moulding tool for innovative resin systems based on renewable raw materials for the use in aerospace applications.

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NaKab (20K1105E)

Sustainable raw materials and more efficient production processes for cabin applications

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Development of an injection moulding tool for innovative resin systems based on renewable raw materials for the use in aerospace applications.

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X-Skin (KF2025804GZ9)

Development of a surface-modified composite part made of thermoplastic polymers, EPP and PU using the X-Skin process

Our contribution:

Development of a mould system for the production of a composite part using the X-Skin process.

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scan4surf (02PO2864)

Hochpräzise Inline-Messtechnik für Laserstrukturierungssysteme

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Evaluation of the high-precision measuring module for laser beam structuring.

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Hotmold for elastic foams (NW-1001-0006)

Development of new materials and an innovative process for cost-effective production of high-quality vehicle interior parts based on thermoplastic foam

Our contribution:

Development of a two-component injection moulding tool with variothermal temperature control for the production of high-quality vehicle interior parts based on thermoplastic foam.

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DALas (KF20258001LL8)

Development of a compressed air ejector system for laser-generated injection moulding tools

Our contribution:

Technical mould development and implementation of an ejector system operated by compressed air.

More information on the DALas research project can be found here.

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Concept Laser

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NeuroTemp (KU2025802)

Automated temperature control channel positioning using artificial intelligence methods

Our contribution:

Support in the development and verification of methods for temperature control channel positioning in injection moulding tools.

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ProTemp (AZ-836-08)

Process chain for simulative and structural design of moulds with a contoured temperature control system

Our contribution:

Methodical development and implementation of a continuous process chain for the application-specific design of temperature control channels in injection moulding tools.

More information on the ProTEMP research project can be found here.

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Inno Surface (IN-6528)

Development of innovative moulds based on surface-functionalised additively produced mould inserts

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Development, design and production of additively produced mould inserts and their evaluation.

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TecPro (02PG1090)

Business models for technology-supported mould-making services which are close to production

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Direct validation of the developed business models and evaluation of economic feasibility and market relevance.

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Cellject200x (AZ-617/04)

Development of the "ideal foam injection moulding process" for custom-tailored integrated foam structures

Our contribution:

Development of a highly efficient variothermal gas counter-pressure injection moulding tool for the foaming of thermoplastics. More information on the Cellject200x research project can be found here.

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Concept Laser

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