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Three-dimensional factory layout with UAV scan

IPH | In future, factory layouts can be created a lot faster and at a more favourable price: On its flight across a factory, a UAV shall scan all the installations, storage areas and machines and create a three-dimensional model. This is one of the research topics of the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH.

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Exact temperature measurement during hot stamping

IFUM/IMPT | Precise temperature control is a decisive factor during hot stamping: Only if the component part is cooled down fast enough, it is hardened sufficiently. For direct temperature measurement in the tool, researchers at IFUM and IMPT developed a thin-film sensor.

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Collaborative Research Centre presents hybrid components

CRC 1153 | Experts from the Collaborative Research Centre “Tailored Forming“ are developing new methods for the production of hybrid components, combining the advantages of different materials. Around forty technical exhibits will be presented at Hannover Messe taking place from 23 to 27 April.

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Hannover Messe 2018: factory planning and additive manufacturing

IPH/LZH | The Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH presents new methods for an optimal factory planning. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be presenting a process chain for additive manufacturing, and the safe deflagration of unexploded bombs using laser technology.

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Professorship in Lüneburg: Matthias Schmidt leaves IFA

IFA | The Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) had to say goodbye to one of the leading heads: Professor Dr Matthias Schmidt is leaving the institute after more than twelve years to take up a professorship at Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg.

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Producing engines more efficiently with laser technology

LZH | Aluminum engines save weight and fuel. A steel layer protects the inner surfaces of the cylinder from wear. For the layer to stick firmly, the surface must be rough. Laser-based roughening is an alternative to conventional processes such as corundum blasting or machining.

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More durable implants by coatings with capillary texture

IW | Abrasive wear in joint protheses can induce inflammatory reactions and bone resorption. Researchers want to improve the frictional properties using human synovial fluid. The fluid’s distribution in the joints is improved when using a ceramic coating with capillary texture.

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Automated tooth polishing thanks to intelligent machinery

IFW | In the past, the polishing of dental products has been a manual machining process. The aim of researchers at IFW is to develop and implement an automated polishing process on a machine tool, thus creating an adaptive system which improves with every polishing process.

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Professorship for former LZH Head of Group

LZH | Dr.-Ing. André 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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