IFUM | Welding and deep drawing in a single step: Thanks to this key technology, three researchers of IFUM received the Otto von Guericke Award 2017. With this research award, the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) honours the best research project of the year.
The AiF's core activity is the so-called Industrial Collective Research (IGF), supporting about 1,400 projects every year. The most promising project wins the Otto von Guericke Award. This year, the prize was given to a research team of Leibniz Universität Hannover, consisting of Masood Jalanesh, Dr Sven Hübner and Professor Dr Bernd-Arno Behrens of the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM).
The researchers developed a single-step tool system enabling splash-free welding during deep drawing. The novel technology is independent from the type of press and applicable in a variety of industrial sectors. It enables companies to save process steps and reduce production costs. The winner of the Otto von Guericke Award was announced on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.