Smart laser processes and AR-assisted assembly

Laser processing is a matter for the head: with customized processes and systems for the manufacturing of tomorrow. (Photo: TQ-Systems GmbH)

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.

Industry 4.0 requires processes that integrate into existing production environments: customer-specific, system-technical solutions are in demand. At the Pavilion of the State Lower Saxony on stand A08 in hall 2, the LZH will therefore be showcasing novel laser processes and systems that can be individually adapted to the customer’s application and requirements.

Using a virtually supported assembly, the IPH will be showing how the process chain in factories can be digitized. Currently, many companies work with paper-based assembly instructions. With augmented reality (AR), the employees will be able to project the instructions directly in front of their eyes in the future. Thus, even unskilled workers can easily see where which part belongs.

Small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) from Lower Saxony will find another competent partner for 3D printing at the Pavilion: Niedersachsen ADDITIV. Niedersachsen ADDITIV supports SMEs in introducing additive manufacturing technologies.

The IPH, the LZH and Niedersachsen ADDITIV will be exhibiting at the Hannover Messe from 01 to 05 April 2019 on the Pavilion of the State of Lower Saxony (hall 2, stand A08). Free visitor tickets here.

by Judith Kebbe and Silke Kramprich

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  • Laser processing is a matter for the head: with customized processes and systems for the manufacturing of tomorrow. (Photo: TQ-Systems GmbH)
  • For a better view: Augmented Reality makes assembly easier and clearer. (Photo: Niklas Viola / IPH)
  • Figure caption: Using Micro Stereo Lithography (MSL), for example gears made of the transparent polymer PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) can be additively manufactured. (Photo: LZH)
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