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Gaining insights to research immediately after the A-levels

LZH/PZH | Research without a university degree: The Voluntary Scientifc Year (FWJ) makes a direct entry into research possible for A-level students. At the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and at the Produktionstechnisches Zentrum (PZH), the seventh FWJ generation started in September.

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Soft and compliant: The robots of the future

match | Paradigm shift in robotics: Instead of classical robot structures using stiff materials, soft material robotics employs soft and compliant components such as silicones. A new DFG Priority Programme seeks to promote research in this particular research area.

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Benjamin Küster appointed manager at IPH

IPH | Manager with 28 years: Benjamin Küster’s professional development proves that scientists working with research institutions can move up the corporate ladder very quickly. As from October 2017, the industrial engineer is heading the division Production Automation at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH.

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Bikes vs cars! Film club hosted by Technik-Salon and PZH

PZH | Never-ending traffic jams: Is this the future of cars in urban areas? How can cyclists survive the ever-growing traffic chaos? On 2 November 2017 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology, the "BIKES vs CARS" film club poses questions and presents views from our region and from metropolitan cities around the world.

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IPH creates space for creative minds

IPH | Developing new ideas away from the desk: The Idea Lab created at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH is meant as a retreat that supports reflection and inspiration, but also facilitates collaborative team work.

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Longer lifetime for tool steels by cryogenic treatment

IW | Up to now, tool steels have been hardened by heat treatment. However, deep-freezing could improve wear resistance even more. For this reason, researchers at the Institute of Materials Science (IW) are investigating a method called cryogenic treatment, i.e. deep-freezing of steel using liquid nitrogen.

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20 years of tool- and mold-making work group

IPH | "The Future of Tool Making" – this is the motto of the tool- and mold-making work group (AKWZB) celebrating the 20th anniversary. The event is scheduled for the 27 September 2017 at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH.

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Repairing FRP components instead of exchanging them

LZH | Fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) can be used to replace steel sheets, and thus lower the weight of automobiles and aircrafts. However, repairs are often expensive. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) is working on making repairs less expensive and more efficient.

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Technical Advisory Board celebrates 25th anniversary colloquium

IW | The Technical Advisory Board of the Institute of Materials Science (IW) celebrates its 25th anniversary with talks, live experiments and the presentation of the new X-ray microscope. The event takes place on 24 November 2017 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH).

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Dr.-Ing. Oliver Suttmann is awarded the WLT Prize for Laser Technology

LZH | Dr.-Ing. Oliver Suttman, as head of department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), has developed laser technologies apart from those of classical metal processing. He was awarded the WLT prize of the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT) for his research.

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Flexible write head stores data directly on components

IMPT | Researchers of the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) developed a magnetic data storage, enabling information to be stored directly on the surface of non-magnetic components.

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New high-precision assembly cell at match

match | Whether sensors, pacemakers or clockworks: Wherever high-precision part assembly is indispensable, conventional robots will reach their limits. For research purposes, the Institute of Assembly Technology (match) has therefore installed a flexible high-precision assembly cell.

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Simulation methods for hybrid lightweight components

IFUM | Apart from new materials and production processes, large-batch production of lightweight components also requires novel simulation strategies. Researchers at IFUM are currently developing calculation methods which are suitable for predicting the forming behaviour of fibre-reinforced plastics.

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Research meets culture: Students visit St Petersburg

ITA | This year, it was the fourth summer workshop in St Petersburg organized by the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology (ITA). Students from Hanover visited their partner institute at Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University and explored the City of the Tsars.

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Basics of factory planning in two days

IFA/IPH | In October, professionals and managerial staff will have the opportunity to learn the basics of how to build a new factory or how to expand or reorganise their existing one. In the practical seminar “Factory Planning“, experts will impart comprehensive knowledge which can be applied by the workshop participants immediately.

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