From theory to practice: In this issue, we show very different sides of Hanoverian production research. The IMPT is researching the effects on wear when production processes run without oxygen. The match and IFA are working on a flexible feeding technology that uses air to orient components. The IFW is developing an assistance system for automated trading of production capacities. The IFUM and the match are working on the economical production of hybrid components made of metal and fiber-reinforced plastics. And the LZH has further developed its Laser Internal Machining Head, which has already been used in automobile production for several years to roughen cylinder running surfaces of lightweight engines.
We also report on the new face in the team of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD – Professor Antonio Calà Lesina – and the new Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Peter Nyhuis. Besides, we introduce Per Schreiber, the coordinator of the joint project IIP-Ecosphere. We explain the additional qualification that trainees and design engineers can acquire in 3D printing and report on a study that examined the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing companies.
We hope you enjoy reading the new issue!
Your Editorial Team