CiSMAT (Carinthia Institute for Smart MAterials and Manufacturing Technologies) is a newly founded center, dedicated to the research and development of innovative solutions for the Industry of the Future. It is part of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), and is supported by the KWF (Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds).
CiSMAT is based on four groups conducting research in the fields of
- Smart materials and structures
- 3D printed composite materials
- Agile Manufacturing
- Sensor integration in Mechatronic Systems
CiSMAT works closely with a network of local and international companies, which it also supports in their transformation efforts towards Industry 4.0.
CiSMAT - Research Groups
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Beyond our specific areas of research, we wish to use our varied and complementary skills to help our students, colleagues, partners and start-up founders to test the technical feasibility of new concepts and possible innovative solutions to challenging problems. This work is carried out in particular within the framework of « Innochecks » projects, and Master theses. Here, we strongly collaborate with the WING Department (Industrial Engineering and Management) at CUAS.
New certificate course for SMART MATERiALS starts in March 2021.
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills
that will allow them to solve new challenging technical problems, using a
combination of smart materials and advanced 3D-printing techniques.
Five places in this course are still available. For more detailed information and registration please click here.
News & Press Releases
We are pleased to present the latest newspaper article about CiSMAT and our new cooperation with researchers from the Roberval Laboratory, of the University of Technology of Compiègne (France).
On 1 October 2020, the cooperation between the CiSMAT and the ROBERVAL laboratory of the Compiègne University of Technology (UTC) France began.
Researchers at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences have developed prototypes for knee prostheses, aircraft seats, wind turbine blades and body parts made of natural fibres in cooperation with the St. Veiter “Wood K plus” research centre and the Silicon Austria Labs research centre
On 15 October 2020, the “ACstyria Leichtbautag” will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. In cooperation with the Austrian Lightweight Construction Platform A2LT, the focus this year is on the entire lightweight construction value chain. CiSMAT is represented by two team members – Alexander Berndt and Marius Laux.
H. Oberlercher and R. Heim just presented their latest research results in the field of 3D printing of continuous fiber composite materials (CFC), at the Advanced Materials Day 2020, held at the TU Graz on the 28/09/2020.