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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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3D printing for medium-sized businesses: Free support for SME

LZH/IPH | Manufacturing individual products at almost the prices of mass products – using 3D printers. The Lower Saxony Center for Additive Manufacturing offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) free-of-charge support for the introduction of the new technology.

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Soft and compliant: The robots of the future

match | Paradigm shift in robotics: Instead of classical robot structures using stiff materials, soft material robotics employs soft and compliant components such as silicones. A new DFG Priority Programme seeks to promote research in this particular research area.

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Bikes vs cars! Film club hosted by Technik-Salon and PZH

PZH | Never-ending traffic jams: Is this the future of cars in urban areas? How can cyclists survive the ever-growing traffic chaos? On 2 November 2017 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology, the "BIKES vs CARS" film club poses questions and presents views from our region and from metropolitan cities around the world.

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IPH creates space for creative minds

IPH | Developing new ideas away from the desk: The Idea Lab created at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH is meant as a retreat that supports reflection and inspiration, but also facilitates collaborative team work.

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20 years of tool- and mold-making work group

IPH | "The Future of Tool Making" – this is the motto of the tool- and mold-making work group (AKWZB) celebrating the 20th anniversary. The event is scheduled for the 27 September 2017 at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH.

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Technical Advisory Board celebrates 25th anniversary colloquium

IW | The Technical Advisory Board of the Institute of Materials Science (IW) celebrates its 25th anniversary with talks, live experiments and the presentation of the new X-ray microscope. The event takes place on 24 November 2017 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH).

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New high-precision assembly cell at match

match | Whether sensors, pacemakers or clockworks: Wherever high-precision part assembly is indispensable, conventional robots will reach their limits. For research purposes, the Institute of Assembly Technology (match) has therefore installed a flexible high-precision assembly cell.

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Research meets culture: Students visit St Petersburg

ITA | This year, it was the fourth summer workshop in St Petersburg organized by the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology (ITA). Students from Hanover visited their partner institute at Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University and explored the City of the Tsars.

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Basics of factory planning in two days

IFA/IPH | In October, professionals and managerial staff will have the opportunity to learn the basics of how to build a new factory or how to expand or reorganise their existing one. In the practical seminar “Factory Planning“, experts will impart comprehensive knowledge which can be applied by the workshop participants immediately.

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Laser-processed composites on the way to series production

LZH | A funding initiative has brought the laser processing of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) a step closer to series production. Even after the end of the funding, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) continues optimizing these processes.

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Digitalization roadshow bus on tour in Lower Saxony

IPH/PZH | A bus rebuilt as factory is presently touring across Lower Saxony and Bremen. The goal: getting small enterprises informed on Industry 4.0. The free roadshows are organized by "Mit uns digital!". Until the end of 2017, there will be another eleven tours.

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Metal under the microscope: IW shows prizewinning pictures

IW | “Different appearances of metal“: This is the title of a photo exhibition in East Friesland, Germany, organized by the Institute of Materials Science (IW) of Leibniz Universität Hannover. The pictures have been created by five employees working in the metallography sector of the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH).

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Hannover Messe 2017: Efficient forging and additive manufacturing

IPH/LZH | Forging undercuts, additive manufacturing, underwater laser cutting and integrating sensors: This can be done with the tools presented by the IPH and LZH at the Hannover Messe 2017. From 24 to 28 April 2017, they will be presenting their research findings in hall 2.

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Forming Colloquium Hannover in mid-March

IFUM | On the occasion of the 22nd Forming Colloquium Hannover (Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Hannover, UKH), specialists from fields related to research, production and management will meet on 15 and 16 March 2017 under the motto “Innovation Potential in Forming Technology“ to discuss recent developments and future challenges related to forming technology.

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