For 15 years, Hannover's production technology magazine "phi" has been publishing information about research projects, interesting events and the smart minds behind the scenes – up to now only in German.
phi is now going international by offering our newsletter in English. We hope you will enjoy reading our first international issue.
match | A novel cooling technology shall make air conditioning systems, electronic cooling devices and freezers more efficient and reduce their energy consumption considerably. Scientists of the Institute match are doing research on how to design devices, in order to utilize the electrocaloric effect in an optimal way.
ITA | Optical waveguides used for data transmission can easily be printed at low cost – a serious future alternative to glass fibre optic networks. The aim of researchers of the Institute of Transport and Automation Technology (ITA) is to improve the quality of printed optical waveguides.
PZH/IPH | The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy appointed five centres to help support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 know-how. The joint proposal of PZH and IPH is the one which will be put into practice first. What is the benefit for craft and SMEs?
PZH | "PZH Engineering Solutions" - the subtitle of TEWISS Technik und Wissen GmbH. Jan Jocker, the new Managing Director, is setting priority on this solution-oriented attitude: "We are providing support to university and companies right from the start."
LZH | In the field of laser technology, the appeal of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) goes far beyond the region. Students from all over the world benefit from the excellent facilities and the international network of the research institute.
IFA | Time and performance pressure are challenges not only faced by industrial companies. Meanwhile, even hospitals are more and more confronted with competitive constraints. So comparing healthcare centers with industrial companies seems to make sense. Is there a chance for mutual learning?
IMPT | Thinner, more accurate and more versatile – these are the demands on future sensors. IMPT scientists work on a technology to deposit sensors without any intermediate layers directly on components of arbitrary size.
IPH | To reduce electricity costs, companies do not necessarily have to spend a lot of money. At the IPH, researchers have developed a method that simply through smart manufacturing control reduces energy costs to a considerable extent – by making use of energy price fluctuations.
IW | Those who investigate metal under the microscope may discover amazing things: sometimes shining vivid colors, sometimes pictures of kangaroos or dolphins. Two staff members of the Institute of Materials Science (IW) have been awarded for their exceptional pictures.
IFUM/IW/IUL | Teamwork is the road to success – research is no exception. The Hannover institutes IFUM and IW are in close cooperation with their colleagues at the Dortmund institute IUL, jointly developing new manufacturing technologies such as sheet metal massive forming.
LZH/PZH | Gaining insights into the professional life of engineers and physicists, and making contacts to institutes at an early stage - the Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ) at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH) offers these opportunities.