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IKK | Meret Jürgens is one of 60 scholarship holders of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). She is working on her doctorate on circular economy concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy (IKK).
IFUM | Alternative lubricant concepts play a special role in times of raw material scarcity. Water-based lubricants offer many advantages in terms of disposal, operation and savings. Their application limits are being investigated at the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines (IFUM).
IW | A new class of materials based on refractory metals shines with application temperatures at which conventionally used high-temperature materials fail. The so-called niobium-MASC alloys are being researched at the Institut für Werkstoffkunde (IW, Materials Science) of Leibniz University Hannover.
IFA | Scientists at the IFA want to support small and medium-sized enterprises in meeting planned delivery deadlines – with the shortest possible delivery times and low unit costs. To this end, they are researching a methodology for operationalizing the load flexibility of production systems.
IFW | When grinding long cantilever tools, displacement of the workpiece occurs. This reduces the manufacturing quality. IFW is developing a sensory grinding spindle to compensate displacement during tool grinding and reduce scrap.
IKK | Standardization is an integral part of the circular economy, enabling a universal assessment of materials, processes and products. At the same time, the important role of standards in transferring research findings into practice is often underestimated. For this reason, IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy actively participates in standardization committees for the plastics recycling sector.
LZH | With laser beam-submerged arc hybrid welding, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU have succeeded in joining duplex steel in sheet thicknesses of up to 30 mm quickly and reliably.
ITA | HITec | The Einstein-Elevator at the Hannover Institute of Technology (HITec) enables experiments under weightlessness and adjustable gravity conditions, such as those prevailing on the Moon or Mars.