Florian Denk, M.Sc.

  • 76131 Karlsruhe
    Kaiserstraße 12

Florian Denk, M.Sc.

Area of Research:

  • Battery cell production
  • Process Automation


  • ReFlexBat - Adjustable coating unit for flexible coating of battery electrode
  • Methodology for increasing the homogeneity of long fibre preforms produced by the fibre injection moulding process

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Curriculum Vitae:

since 09/2020

Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Study of Mechanical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


[ 1 ] Denk, F.; Redmann, A.; Nieschlag, J.; Dackweiler, M.; Coutandin, S.; Miller, D.; Mecham, S.; Osswald, T. A. & Fleischer, J. (2021), "Fabrication of composite truss structures by combination of robotic filament winding and 3D printed adhesive elements". Proceedings - CAMX 2021 REDUCED, pp. 793.
An innovative winding process has been developed for the production of lightweight truss structures by autonomously joining composite profiles. The winding device consists of an open ring with a rotor-stator design and is moved by a vertically articulated robot. The robot allows a high degree of flexibility and design variety in the winding patterns. In order to achieve a high joint strength, however, it is necessary to provide a flange on the transverse profile which can be wound around to create a form-fit. This flange is very complex and expensive to manufacture and cannot be individually adapted. In order to provide a better flange to join these cost-effective pultruded profiles, 3D printed dual-curing epoxy joining elements are being developed. These elements are first manufactured using the digital light synthesis (DLS) printing process, which results in a semi-rigid, but only partially cured part. The printed joining elements can then be robotically wound with pre-impregnated fiber tows (towpreg). The assembly is then heated to activate the second curing reaction and co-cure the two materials, resulting in a permanent, void-free bond. Combining these two technologies enables the economic mass production of light-weight composite truss structures, aiding in an increase in resource efficiency in the corresponding fields of application such as the construction or transportation industries.