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Professorship for former LZH Head of Group

LZH | Dr.-Ing. Andre Springer becomes a professor: At the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe he will research and teach in the field of additive manufacturing. He had been working in the Materials and Processes Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) for 10 years.

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More laser technology for lightweight construction

LZH | On 14 and 15 March 2018, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) organizes the Photonic Lightweight Construction Symposium for the first time. The focus is on laser-based processes, because the laser shall play an even bigger role in lightweight construction in the future.

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IFA congratulates Professor Wiendahl on his 80th birthday

IFA | On 11 February 2018, an outstanding scientist will celebrate his 80th birthday: Professor Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr. sc. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Wiendahl has been Head of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) for almost two and a half decades, shaping the future of production research.

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Former IPH researcher launches start-up

IPH | A short while ago, he was an out-and-out researcher, now Dr Florian Podszus is launching his own business. In collaboration with a small team, he offers all services around data mining – from production data to market research.

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New research results on hybrid solid components

PZH | The latest novelties regarding the production of hybrid high-performance components will be presented to specialists and executives on 11 April 2018 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH). On the occasion of the Industrial Colloquium, researchers of the Collaborative Research Centre "Tailored Forming" will talk to industry experts about their latest results.

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Taking the laser to the workpiece: mobile laser material processing

LZH | So far, the on-site welding, cutting or material removal of large and heavy components was only possible within narrow limits. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the SET Ltd. have now further developed a new mobile laser processing system to a prototype.

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Professor Berend Denkena becomes new President of the WGP

IFW | The Head of the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) has been the new President of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP) since 1 January 2018. One of his goals is to consider climate change more strongly in production technology.

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Intelligent tire: Micro production technology meets rubber

IMPT | Novel sensor concepts are supposed to facilitate strain and temperature measurement in future vehicle tires. In cooperation with Continental Reifen GmbH, IMPT is developing production concepts to implement micro components into rubber, which is a quite unusual substrate material.

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3D printing: knowhow for SMEs in Lower Saxony

LZH/IPH | What is possible with additive manufacturing processes today? Where and how are they used already? Experts from the economy and science shall answer these and other questions about 3D printing on 25 January 2018 on the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover.

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IFUM research team wins Otto von Guericke Award

IFUM | Welding and deep drawing in a single step: Thanks to this key technology, three researchers of IFUM received the Otto von Guericke Award 2017. With this research award, the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) honours the best research project of the year.

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3D cameras evaluate ergonomics of assembly workstations

IPH/IFA | Awkward bending, lifting heavy items, working overhead: Such movements may cause permanent health problems. As a preventive measure, researchers of IPH and IFA developed an ergonomics assessment tool for assembly workplaces: 3D cameras capture unhealthy movements automatically.

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Underactuation: More flexibility through passive structures

match | Passivity pays off – also in robotics. Researchers of the Institute of Assembly Technology (match) are currently developing systems with passive joints: Compared to conventional parallel robots, the advantages are higher flexibility, lower weight, reduced costs and easy reconfigurability.

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Communication module stores and processes production data

ITA | Researchers from Hanover have developed a communication module which is able to store and process component-relevant data and communicate it to its environment. The autonomous system is supplied by a tiny solar cell. Its overall size is only a quarter the size of a sugar cube.

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Energy management for production industry

IPH/GREAN | A clever energy management saves companies a lot of money. The practice-oriented workshop on “Energy management in production”, taking place on 20 February 2018 in Hannover, gives you the right tools. Registration deadline is 22 January 2018.

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IPH Future Award for best student thesis given to Eric Pieper

IPH | Eric Pieper received the IPH Future Award 2017 for his Master thesis on wind turbine repowering. Once a year, the prize is awarded by the Institut für Integrierte Produktion (IPH) gGmbH to honour the best student thesis of the year.

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