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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
IMPT | The magnetic information platform (MIP), developed by a start-up from the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT), is significantly more robust than RFID. The new technology can withstand high temperatures and harsh environments and can be read through metallic layers.
IFW | Estimating the effort of production orders is a complex task. Machine learning methods can provide support, but data preparation is time-consuming. The solution: Automated data preparation and effort estimation with the JobTRADE platform.
IKK | How can textiles be recycled sustainably? The Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy (IKK) at Leibniz University Hannover is investigating this question – and is planning joint research activities with the fashion company Gerry Weber to this end.
IPH | Excellent conference contribution: IPH employee Dominik Melcher received an Outstanding Paper Award at IEEM 2020. His paper is about capturing factory layouts using an automated flying drone.