User meeting impressions - Newsletter December 2017

Missed the FibreShape User Meeting in Potsdam? If you missed the interesting presentations and the Training Day or want to read a summary, our Newsletter today will inform you about the event and includes practical tests.

The IST AG wishes you season's greetings and all the best for the year 2018

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  • The FibreShape user meeting 2017 included a Training Day. The user meeting offered presentations about the development and history of FibreShape, about different applications of the FibreShape system, sample preparation and norms of fiber characterization.

    Click here to see some pictures of the User Meeting.

    A big thank you to the speakers for the very interesting presentations:
    • FibreShape -  over 15 years in use in research, teaching and service
      Prof. Dr. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen & Dr. Holger Fischer, Faserinstitut Bremen
    • Experience in the fiber length measurement of natural fibers from the user's point of view
      Ina Sigmund, STFI - Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut, Chemnitz
    • Characterization of modified fibers using FiberShape
      Madina Shamsuyeva, Fraunhofer WKI, Hannover
    • Analysis of fiber morphology change by compounding and injection molding processes
      via FibreShape - plastics reinforced with natural fibers and recycled carbon fibers
      Katharina Albrecht, Hochschule Bremen
    • Fiber separation
      Dr. Hans-Jörg Gusovius, ATB Potsdam Bornim & Dr. Hubert Schmid, IST AG
    • State of standardization in fiber characterization
      Dr. Hubert Schmid, IST AG & Dr. Holger Fischer, Faserinsitut Bremen

    The participants of the Training Day worked in groups which allowed the participants to learn from each other. Discussing, exploring the software together, asking questions and getting direct feedback were some of the benefits. We had 4 work groups with 4 to 5 group members with the following main focus: Flock fibers, natural fibers, carbon fibers and diamonds (working with DiaShape).

    Are you interested to test your FibreShape or DiaShape skills? Here some practical exercises for you to work with your FibreShape or DiaShape system.

    • Flock fibers: Set a shape filter so that only straight flock fibers are measured
    • Natural fibers: Set a shape filter so that only curved fibers are measured.
    • Carbon fibers: Set a shape filter so that only the carbon fibers are measured without dust.
    • Diamonds (DiaShape: Set a shape filter so that only square diamonds are measured.

    The solution will be presented in our next Newsletter. If you need help to solve the exercise or you are interested to learn more about FibreShape, DiaShape or PowderShape please contact us.

  • Unique selling points for: 
  • FibreShape, PowderShape, DiaShape and FlockShape are now available in the following 9 languages:
    • Chinese
    • German
    • Korean
    • English
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Spanish

  • March 6-8, 2018 (Paris): JEC World 2018. The IST AG will participate in the pavillon of the CFK Valley. Booth Nr. E56 in Hall 5a.
  • April 5-6, 2018 (London, GB): 54th Meeting ISO/TC 24/SC 4 N 925
  • October 15-16, 2018 (Shanghai, CN): 55th Meeting ISO/TC 24/SC 4 N 925

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