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Understanding digitalisation online

IFW | What does digitalisation mean and how can new work tasks be understood? There are many open questions, but employees often find it difficult to match job and continuing education. To find a remedy, researchers from Hannover are presently developing an online-based learning platform.

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Lightweight design: thermomechanical precision forging

IFUM | IFUM uses thermomechanical process control to produce thin-walled gear rims. Within the scope of the joint research project “Lightweight Forging”, such gear rims are combined to weight- and efficiency-optimized gear wheels used for gearboxes in cars.

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Lasers live in action at the Open House during EuroBLECH 2018

LZH | During the EuroBLECH 2018, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. will be opening the labs for visitors on 25 October 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In live demonstrations, the research institute will be showing application examples for the laser material processing of the future.

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Workshop on modern coating methods in Witten

IW | The Division Joining and Surface Technology (FORTIS) of the Institute of Materials Science (IW) organizes in cooperation with the German Society for Materials Science (DGM) the workshop “Modern Coating Methods” taking place on 6 and 7 November 2018 in Witten.

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Zuse Day: Yasmin Fahimi MdB visits IPH

IPH | On 20 September, the institutes of the Zuse Foundation opened their doors to politics. At the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH, the Hanoverian SPD Member of the German Bundestag Fahimi learnt more about research in production technology.

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The best of two materials: light and strong at the same time

IPH | Hybrid structures used in automotive lightweight design are composed of different materials as well as of bulk and sheet metal parts. Hybrid compound forging is a method to create a material bond between a steel sheet and a bulk aluminium part already during the forming process.

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International symposium on automation technology in Hannover

ITA | For the fifth time in a row, ITA hosts the symposium on “Automated Systems and Technologies” (AST) in cooperation with the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University. The conference takes place on 27 and 28 September 2018 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH).

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Innovation requires courage — and girls!

IMPT | Discovering and experiencing technology: This is the topic of the experience day “Mädchen und Technik – MuT” (meaning Tech needs Girls). On 19 November 2018, schoolgirls from 13 years and older will have the opportunity to discover STEM subjects at the PZH in Garbsen. The online registration process has started already.

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Drilling and milling: Robot lets chips fly

IFW | Conventional industrial robots are not suitable for use in machining processes. However, most recent research results present mechanisms that increase the positioning accuracy and stiffness of robots, making them usable in metal machining processes. Research at IFW increased the stiffness tenfold.

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Benefits from clever site selection in metropolitan areas

IFA | High potential for work and employment, strong infrastructure and dense production networks: The advantages in metropolitan areas. Researchers are currently developing a trendsetting planning approach that allows companies to identify and use them for their own benefit.

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Innovative method for the production of grinding wheels

IMPT | Micro structures have a lot of advantages, but their creation is a complex process. This has motivated IMPT and IFW to develop a method for the manufacture of high-precision micro grinding tools with a flexible bond matrix: one process for two types of grinding wheels.

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Designing parts for additive manufacturing? Here is how it works!

LZH | Additively manufactured parts offer many advantages, but they must be designed differently than before. Which methods are suitable? And how can they be integrated into existing processes? Answers will be given in the workshop "Konstruktion für die Additive Fertigung" on 26 September 2018 in the LZH.

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High-tech impulses for SMEs: Forum Additive Fertigung

LZH/IPH | Additive processes are revolutionizing industrial production. With the "Forum Additive Fertigung" that will be held in Hannover on 12 September 2018, Niedersachsen ADDITIV – Zentrum für Additive Fertigung offers a platform for exchange on best practice examples, research topics and business models.

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Careful disassembly increases sustainability of products

match | Above all, high-quality goods shall be disassembled at the end of their lifetime, either to get them repaired or to reuse their components. This can be achieved by component-friendly disassembly processes, increasing sustainable reuse of products considerably.

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Experiments for simulating wet welding under water

IW | Repair work carried out at offshore wind turbines poses new challenges: Researchers of the Institute of Materials Science (IW) generate data to make the finite element method also usable for the simulation of wet underwater welding.

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