POLYKUM DigiLab® app

The POLYKUM DigiLab® app represents a virtual development platform for new compounds from customized thermoplastics. The actual browser-based version (web app) is focussing on providing process and material dependent properties of a variety of different materials. Further functions are an analytical property prediction and the 3D visualization of material data and also realistic coloration of materials using virtual reality (VR).


An open network of interested companies, organizations and research institutes was founded to continuously improve the POLYKUM DigiLab® app. Coordination of this network and frequent updates are done by Fraunhofer IMWS.


Co-financing of the Fraunhofer IMWS research projects "Erforschung einer virtuellen Entwicklungsplattform für die Rezeptierung und Verarbeitung von maßgeschneiderten Thermoplasten als Beitrag zur Industrie 4.0 in der Kunststoffindustrie" and "Erforschung des Einsatzes von Systemen der virtuellen Realität für die Rezeptierung und Verarbeitung von neuartigen Kunststoffmischungen aus technischen Biopolymeren" to enable the POLYKUM DigiLab® app were provided by the Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt (grant numbers: ZWB 1704/00007, ZWB 2004/00079).