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Innovative process combination for substrate bonding of thermally sprayed coatings

IW | Corundum blasting used as a pre-treatment of coating surfaces is more and more replaced by machining processes. Researchers are developing an innovative combination of processes for the form-locked bonding of thermally sprayed coatings.

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Recommended by 100 percent: Niedersachsen-Technikum at the LZH

LZH | After six months at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), one thing is certain for Tabea Karg and Linda Thies: they would recommend the Niedersachsen-Technikum to all high school graduates with an interest in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

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There are no limits to creativity

IFA | As an innovative research institution, the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) wants to offer its students, staff members and visitors an innovative space for creative developments. Since last year, IFA has been given a new appearance.

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Extended forming limits through active material guidance

match | Environment-friendly innovation using fibre composites is impeded by tight forming limits combined with a challenging automation process. In this context, the Institute of Assembly Technology (match) is developing a method for automated mass production.

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IFA learning factory: specific utilisation of real-time data

IFA | Practical experience: The workshop on production controlling organised by IFA shows the potential of data-based, real-time evaluations and intelligent support systems for an improved production logistics in companies.

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Smart laser processes and AR-assisted assembly

LZH/IPH | At the Hannover Messe, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be presenting individual all-in-one solutions for processes and systems for laser material processing. The Institute for Integrated Production Hannover (IPH) gGmbH will be showing the virtually supported assembly using an additively manufactured gearbox.

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“As-built“ scan enables creation of digital twins

IFW | Creating material flow simulations for bottleneck analyses, factory planning or stock analyses requires a lot of initial effort. IFW is currently developing a procedure that scans the production facilities and then creates a digital simulation model in an automated process.

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Ultra-fast assembly by consistent kinematics

ITA | To enable the production of larger quantities of smaller chips, ITA is investigating an ultra-fast assembly technology for electronic components. The researchers are using laser technology for the contactless transfer of bare chips onto a substrate.

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Automated 3D printing for highly individual production

IPH | By automating process steps, additive manufacturing can be integrated into industrial value chains. The Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover (IPH) gGmbH has been designing a process chain linking 3d printers and mounting stations automatically.

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Colloquium shows developments in sheet bulk metal forming

PZH | With contributions of science and industry, the Transregio 73 presents the current state of the art of sheet bulk metal forming, a new forming technology. Registration for the colloquium on 12 March 2019 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH) is already possible.

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PhoenixD Excellence Cluster: official launch on 1 January 2019

PZH/LZH | All institutes of the Hannover Centre for Production Technology as well as the Laser Zentrum will contribute to the cluster's motto "Photonics, Optics, and Engineering: Innovation Across Disciplines". The common goal of the scientists is to redefine the design and manufacture of precision optics.

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Printing hearing aids with customized hardness zones

LZH | Individually shaped earmolds are already commercially available, but do not take into account the varying tissue hardness in the ear canal. In a joint project on multi-material printing, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. works on hearing aids with customized hardness zones.

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Voluntary Scientific Year at the LZH increasingly popular

LZH | More and more high school graduates are applying for a Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) at the LZH. Nine successful applicants are actively involved in LZH projects until the end of August 2019 - for example, in the field of optical systems for space.

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Mittelstand 4.0 Centre of Excellence goes to the second round

PZH/IPH | Since 2015 the Mittelstand 4.0 Centre of Excellence „Mit uns digital!“ informs SMEs in Lower Saxony and Bremen about the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation. Now the funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs was renewed.

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Process-reliable definition of subsurface properties

IW/IFW | The quality of a component is dependent on its subsurface properties. However, their process-reliable definition can only be reached by component-specific production control. By the use of soft sensors and a learning process model, the production system shall modify process parameters autonomously.

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