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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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Customized tooling with just a few clicks

IFW | With the help of tailored step tools, multi-step holes can be drilled in a single step. This saves time. On the other hand, the tool design is very complex. IFW and specialists from industry are working on an automated solution.

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Magnetic data storage on wear-resistant coatings

IW | Similar to traditional magnetic stripe cash cards, future storage of information shall also be possible on wear-resistant coatings. Based on this principle, the aim of the Institute of Materials Science (IW) is to develop a durable alternative to RFID tags and barcodes.

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Hannover Messe 2016: Trying out Industry 4.0

PZH/IPH | At Hannover Messe, the Industry 4.0 Competence Centre Hannover "Mit uns digital! Das Zentrum für Niedersachsen und Bremen" presents know-how for small and medium-sized enterprises in Lower Saxony. In Pavilion 36, the Robotation Academy hosts an interactive learning platform where visitors can discover a networked digital factory.

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Hannover Messe 2016: Laser innovations and driverless forklifts

IPH/LZH | Forklift trucks understand language and gestures, laser tools cut under water: IPH and LZH present these and other industry 4.0 technologies at the Hannover Messe. From 25 to 29 April 2016, they showcase current research projects at the Lower Saxony Pavilion in hall 2.

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Hannover Messe 2016: Materials & Lightweight Construction Forum

IW | The focus of the Materials & Lightweight Construction Forum, taking place at Hannover Messe from 25 to 29 April 2016, will be on lightweight materials, structures and manufacturing. Presentations and talks on newly developed materials and practical solutions will show how to save cost and weight already in the early design stage.

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"I would like to become an inventor"

IPH | Milad Younesi worked as a mechanical engineer in Iran before his flight to Germany. Just six months after his arrival, the 27 year old is working again in his profession – for the time being as an intern at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH).

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Future lifestyles and production patterns

PZH | “Future Lab: Production and Society”: This is the title of a new lecture series for employees of the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH). The invited lectures will deal with future-relevant topics such as climate change or sustainable economic models.

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Continued Changeability: 50 years of IFA

IFA | Since 1966, the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) has been successfully conducting research on the production-related correlations between logistics, production processes and human resources. What has characterized the institute over the decades? And what are the future prospects?

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Open University: combining study and work

IMPT | The "Studium Initiale" paves the way for professionals without university entrance qualifications who would like to take up studies at a university. The spectrum ranges from orientation courses providing an insight into various degree programmes over soft skill workshops to subject-specific modular courses.

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Research in Lower Saxony: Minister Lies visiting IPH

IPH | What will the production of the future look like? Researchers of the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) are always looking for the latest trends – without losing track of their key issue, which is digitalization. Minister Olaf Lies could see this for himself during his visit.

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Tobias Krühn presented Science Award for Supply Chain Management

ITA | At the 32nd German Supply Chain Conference, Tobias Krühn proved the practical relevance of doctoral theses: The PhD graduate of ITA convinced the jury with his lecture on the control of highly flexible intralogistics systems and was presented the Science Award for Supply Chain Management.

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Electrocalorics: Energy saving by efficient cooling concepts

match | A novel cooling technology shall make air conditioning systems, electronic cooling devices and freezers more efficient and reduce their energy consumption considerably. Scientists of the Institute match are doing research on how to design devices, in order to utilize the electrocaloric effect in an optimal way.

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From industry to healthcare

IFA | Time and performance pressure are challenges not only faced by industrial companies. Meanwhile, even hospitals are more and more confronted with competitive constraints. So comparing healthcare centers with industrial companies seems to make sense. Is there a chance for mutual learning?

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