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Industry 4.0: Tailored strategies for every company

IFA | Implementing Industry 4.0 into their production helps SMEs to improve their efficiency – when selecting those methods and technologies which suit their company’s needs best. This approach is supported by researchers of IFA and wbk.

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New technology for high-sensitive fire detectors

IMPT | Researchers of the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) of Leibniz Universität Hannover made a contribution to improve public security with the development of a micro-electron source for high-sensitive fire detectors.

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Space-saving assembly of XXL products thanks to dynamic layouts

IPH | Whether aircraft, ships or construction machines: The assembly of so-called XXL products requires a lot of space. Researchers at IPH are currently developing a method which enables companies to find an ideal layout. By this means, they can save space and increase their productivity.

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Concrete from robots

match | In future, manufacturing of concrete structures will be possible in any shape – thanks to robot-assisted concrete spraying technology. Researchers from Hanover, Brunswick and Clausthal are jointly working on the new technology – with virtually no design limits.

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Linear direct drives for belt conveyors

A novel drive concept for belt conveyors is under development at ITA in cooperation with IAL. Linear direct drives shall facilitate longer conveying distances and higher mass flows – with decreasing belt stress and tension as well as energy demand.

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Transplantation of thermally sprayed coatings

IW | Coatings protect components against wear, heat and corrosion. However, coating of very small inner diameters has not been possible so far. Researchers at the Institute of Materials Science (IW) are working on a solution – the transplantation of thermally sprayed coatings.

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PZH start-up develops mobile machine tool

IFW | A machine tool of manageable size, mobile and precise, capable of holding on to a component and advancing on it: This idea of engineers of the Hannover Centre of Production Technology (PZH) was honoured with the EXIST Business Start-up Grant. Completion of the prototype is scheduled for the beginning of 2017.

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Tailor-made light: EXIST funding for LZH researchers

LZH | From a research project to a start-up company: The project OptoKomp of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) receives funding from the EXIST research transfer. Therewith, the team plans to found a start-up company that manufactures compact, glass-fiber based components for cutting-edge laser systems.

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Benjamin Küster wins Excellence Award

IPH | The IPH employee Benjamin Küster won the first prize of the Jungheinrich Excellence Awards for his master thesis. The aim of his work was to develop a gesture recognition system for gesture control of automated guided vehicles (AGV).

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Lecture series ’’Production and Society’’ is continued

PZH | Climate-neutral production? Life-cycle management of resources modelled on nature’s processes? Michael Hetzer, Managing Director of elobau sensor technology, and Professor Michael Braungart, initiator of the cradle-to-cradle principle, will present their trendsetting ideas to researchers at PZH.

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IPH scientists nominated for Otto von Guericke Award

IPH | A research project of IPH is among the best in Germany: Three out of about 1,500 IGF projects have been nominated for the Otto von Guericke Award 2016 – one of which is the project “Roadmaps for Automated Guided Vehicle Systems“. The award ceremony will take place on 15 December 2016.

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A-levels completed and now off to research: FWJ at LZH and PZH

LZH/PZH | What is it like to work in a laboratory? How is the daily life of physicists and engineers? A-level students can find answers to these questions during the Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) in research centers in Hannover.

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Daniel Kampen wins IPH Future Award

IPH | The Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover awarded the first IPH Future Award. The prize was given to Daniel Kampen for his bachelor thesis on evolutionary algorithms. His findings help forging industry to save material and time.

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Longer conveying distances thanks to driven idlers

ITA | An innovative drive concept pushes previous boundaries of conveying technology: Driven idlers shall facilitate considerably longer conveying distances and larger mass flows. This novel technology is being investigated by researchers of the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology (ITA).

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Specific tool paths for every repair case

IFW | How can turbine blades be repaired to restore the shape without their surface suffering a loss of smoothness and aerodynamics? This problem is investigated by scientists of the Institute of Production Technology and Machine Tools (IFW).

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