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Mass production for micro cutting tools

IMPT | Bulk production of small tools – this is the aim of the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The scientists are presently developing batch strategies for the production of high-precision silicon carbide micro end milling tools.

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Cable-driven actuators: More flexibility for handling technology

match | Existing assembly cells are often not flexible enough and difficult to adapt to new processes. match is presently developing a modular cable-driven actuator system, providing parallel robots with additional mobility and rapid changeover times.

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Creating a preform within 60 seconds with evolutionary algorithms

IPH | The future belongs to forging preforms that are designed automatically: IPH is presently working on a software programme based on evolutionary algorithms, allowing companies to save valuable development time and improve the efficiency of forging processes.

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Improving the competitiveness of SMEs at low cost

IFA | Staying competitive does not necessarily require an investment into expensive technologies. Companies can improve their processes and enhance their competencies through numerous methods. But which method is the most effective one? A software tool developed by IFA helps to make the right choice.

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30 years LZH: Milestones of a success story

LZH | With the foundation of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) in 1986, the laser found its way into the research landscape of Lower Saxony, and contributes as a key enabling technology to the success of various industrial companies. Today, the LZH looks back on countless successful projects.

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Industry 4.0: Free qualification for SMEs

PZH/IPH | Free information around the topic Industry 4.0 is offered by “Mit uns digital! Das Zentrum für Niedersachsen und Bremen“ (literally translated as: Go digital with the Centre for Lower Saxony and Bremen!). The experts provide trainings for specialists and executive managers and support them when implementing their digitalization projects.

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Advanced training course “Modern Coating Methods“ at FORTIS

IW | An advanced training course on modern coating methods takes place on 8 and 9 November 2016 in Witten. The course is addressed to engineers and technicians working in the development, construction, production and consulting sector.

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Helicopter challenge? Seeing through walls? Future Career Day 2016!

PZH/LZH | More than 130 students used the Future Career Day (“Zukunftstag”) to gain insights to the technology of tomorrow: The ten- to fifteen-year olds had the opportunity to do some research and experiments at the Produktionstechnisches Zentrum Hannover (PZH) and at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH).

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Industry 4.0: Experiencing the factory of tomorrow

GREAN | Companies dealing with the implementation of Industry 4.0 will be given the opportunity to experience a “Smart Factory“ on 6 October 2016 at HARTING Technology Group, Espelkamp. A moderated talk on the topic will complete the event.

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Fifth EFB Project Award presented to IFUM

IFUM | Masood Jalanesh of the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM) and Martin Weber of Fraunhofer IST received the EFB Project Award 2016 for their research work on tool wear. IFUM has already been awarded with the prize for the fifth time.

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Climate, resources, consumption: Expert lecture in a video

PZH | Famous thought leader at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH): Professor Julian M Allwood from Cambridge/UK opened the “Future Lab Production and Society“. A video of his presentation on the topic “Manufacturing in a low energy future“ can now be watched online.

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Practical seminar for industry: Planning sustainable factories

IPH/IFA | The practical seminar “Factory Planning“, taking place on 30 and 31 August 2016, provides specialists and executive managers of production-related companies with all need-to-know information about the planning of a sustainable factory. The presentations and workshops impart practice-oriented fundamentals of factory planning.

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New face on the LZH industrial advisory board

LZH | Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Brockmann was appointed to join the industrial advisory board of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH). He takes over this honorary position from Andreas Conzelmann, both work for the TRUMPF group. The Advisory Board supports the technology transfer from science to industry.

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Hot stamping: Testing method detects part failures

IFUM/IZFP | Hot stamping of car body parts sometimes causes the formation of cracks. Up to now, there has been a lack of testing methods which are suitable for an early detection of part failures. Engineers of IFUM and IZFP are currently working on appropriate methods and strategies to avoid crack formation.

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Implants out of the 3-D printer

LZH | Additive manufacturing processes at the micro-scale open the doors for new approaches in medical technology to produce implants. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) develops processes for the manufacturing of platinum, nickel-titanium (NiTi) and stainless steel.

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