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Wear reduction during forging: Which material for the tool?

IFUM | Nitriding protects tool surfaces from wear, but at the same time makes them susceptible to cracking and oxidation. Scientists at IFUM, IST and ZfM have investigated which steel exhibits the best properties after nitriding.

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Restriction-free vision in the forklift

ITA/IPH | How to compensate the restricted vision in forklifts with the help of strategically placed cameras and augmented reality glasses? Scientists from ITA and IPH are jointly tackling this question.

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Evaluating product portfolios with an eye to logistics

IFA | Companies that offer diverse products often struggle with inefficient processes and high inventory levels. But what is the impact of removing exotic products from the portfolio? The IFA is developing a method for companies to assess this.

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Award for Excellence: Commemoration Medal for Marc-Andre Dittrich

IFW | Marc-Andre Dittrich has received the Otto Kienzle Commemoration Medal. The WGP, the Scientific Society for Production Engineering, honored his outstanding interdisciplinary research achievements at the interface between production engineering and computer science.

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Jan Peters wins first prize at IROS 2020

match | To make future highly automated vehicles safer, scientists have equipped a driver's seat with soft pneumatic actuators. Jan Peters from match presented the project at the international robotics conference IROS and won a prize.

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Hannover Messe 2021: Virtual Business-Dates

IFW | IPH | LZH | This year, the Hannover Messe is taking place as a digital event. The Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Hannover and the IPH are each present with a digital booth. Niedersachsen ADDITIV is represented at the joint stand of the state of Lower Saxony.

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Robots at construction sites: Concrete 3D printing

match | The construction industry is currently facing three significant challenges: workforce shortage, low productivity and high environmental impact. To counter these, researchers at the match develop algorithms for robot-based additive manufacturing of near-net-shape concrete components.

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Cycle time optimization using artificial intelligence

IFW | Determining the cause of cycle time fluctuations in linked production lines and predicting the effect of delays is a complex task. The IFW is investigating how artificial intelligence can be used for this purpose in the IIP-Ecosphere project.

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Sealing concept for flashless forging of aluminum

IPH | In cooperation with Otto Fuchs KG, IPH is researching methods to predict and avoid thin flash during flashless forging of aluminum. The development of target-oriented sealing concepts should significantly increase process efficiency in the future.

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Recycling plastics for additive manufacturing

IPH | The goal is to build recycling loops for 3D printing: Scientists at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH are researching process steps for obtaining and processing recycled plastic materials.

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Printed conductive traces: Ejvind Olsen wins Best Paper Award

ITA | At the 14th International Congress MID, the conference paper by Ejvind Olsen, research associate at ITA, was awarded a Best Paper Award. His paper is about additive manufacturing of conductive copper traces.

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Solutions for sustainable plastics: WIP Annual Forum 2021

IKK | Plastic has a bad reputation. Yet plastic can be recycled like almost no other material. Recycling and other innovative solutions for more sustainable plastic products will be the topic of the WIP Annual Forum on June 16, 2021.

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Researchers develop miniaturized quantum gravimeters

IMPT/IQ | In order to measure the gravitational acceleration g due to gravity with high precision, scientists are developing miniaturized quantum gravimeters. These could be used on satellites and in research rockets, to study climate change or for earthquake warning.

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New president of the WLT: Professor Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer

LZH | At the beginning of the year 2021, Professor Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer has taken over the presidency of the German Scientific Laser Society (WLT). Professor Overmeyer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and Chairman of its Scientific Directorate.

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GREAN study: Where does production stand today?

GREAN | At the beginning of 2020, GREAN GmbH surveyed manufacturing companies about the impact of the Corona crisis. It repeated this study in the winter to answer various questions: What has changed in manufacturing since then? What issues will be important to companies in the future?

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