This phi issue deals with developments that make our technology more intelligent: IFW develops an adaptive system which is able to polish dentures individually. IMPT researchers work on a sensor concept that facilitates strain and temperature measurement in vehicle tires to make road traffic more secure. Mobility is also a topic at LZH: Researchers develop a mobile laser processing system for on-site processing of particularly large and heavy components. Meanwhile, IW researchers develop a coating system that increases the durability of implants.
IW | Abrasive wear in joint protheses can induce inflammatory reactions and bone resorption. Researchers want to improve the frictional properties using human synovial fluid. The fluid’s distribution in the joints is improved when using a ceramic coating with capillary texture.
LZH | Dr.-Ing. André Springer becomes a professor: At the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe he will research and teach in the field of additive manufacturing. He had been working in the Materials and Processes Department at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) for 10 years.
IFA | On 11 February 2018, an outstanding scientist will celebrate his 80th birthday: Professor Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr. sc. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Wiendahl has been Head of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) for almost two and a half decades, shaping the future of production research.
PZH | The latest novelties regarding the production of hybrid high-performance components will be presented to specialists and executives on 11 April 2018 at the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH). On the occasion of the Industrial Colloquium, researchers of the Collaborative Research Centre "Tailored Forming" will talk to industry experts about their latest results.
IFW | The Head of the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) has been the new President of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP) since 1 January 2018. One of his goals is to consider climate change more strongly in production technology.
LZH/IPH | What is possible with additive manufacturing processes today? Where and how are they used already? Experts from the economy and science shall answer these and other questions about 3D printing on 25 January 2018 on the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover.
IFW | In the past, the polishing of dental products has been a manual machining process. The aim of researchers at IFW is to develop and implement an automated polishing process on a machine tool, thus creating an adaptive system which improves with every polishing process.
LZH | On 14 and 15 March 2018, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) organizes the Photonic Lightweight Construction Symposium for the first time. The focus is on laser-based processes, because the laser shall play an even bigger role in lightweight construction in the future.
IPH | A short while ago, he was an out-and-out researcher, now Dr Florian Podszus is launching his own business. In collaboration with a small team, he offers all services around data mining – from production data to market research.
LZH | So far, the on-site welding, cutting or material removal of large and heavy components was only possible within narrow limits. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the SET Ltd. have now further developed a new mobile laser processing system to a prototype.
IMPT | Novel sensor concepts are supposed to facilitate strain and temperature measurement in future vehicle tires. In cooperation with Continental Reifen GmbH, IMPT is developing production concepts to implement micro components into rubber, which is a quite unusual substrate material.