This year, Hannover Messe 2023 will take place from April 17 to 21. The LZH and the IPH will have various exhibits in hall 2, booth A40 of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science. During the whole time there will be the possibility to come to the booth for talks about different topics.
LZH presents highly specialized laser system technology for every application area
Additive Manufacturing with lunar dust directly on the earth’s satellite – for this goal, the LZH is developing a laser according to strict specifications as well as the associated customized processes to print lunar dust under lunar gravity. The technology and processes that will make 3D printing on the moon possible will be demonstrated by the LZH with an exhibit at the Hannover Messe.
Highly specialized laser system technology is also used in industry. For example, to increase the service life of highly stressed components, such as injection molds, with flexible laser deposition welding, or in lightweight construction, when large areas of thermoplastics can be joined to thermoplastics or metal. At the trade show, the LZH will demonstrate how solutions for very special requirements can also be realized in an industrially suitable manner.
IPH: Plastics into the 3D printer instead of waste
The IPH researches plastics recycling for additive manufacturing from the beginning of the process chain: From sorting the plastic waste and determining the material composition, to shredding and processing the granulate, to the actual 3D printing, all steps of additive plastic recycling are possible in the institute’s own research area.
Why throw away plastics when you can also use it to additively manufacture new products? The mass use of plastics leads to significant environmental problems, as some of the plastics products are only used once or for a short time. The vision is to be able to additively manufacture in manufacturing companies in the future using the plastic waste that is generated. This is because the issue of sustainability in production continues to play a major role in the industry.
At the Hannover Messe, IPH will explain plastics recycling for additive manufacturing using a 3D printer as well as various intermediate states and engage in exchange.
Niedersachsen ADDITIV: The SME partner for 3D printing
Niedersachsen ADDITIV focuses on research transfer. Practical and oriented to the respective needs, the project supports companies that want to integrate 3D printing into their production or develop it further – free of charge and independent of manufacturers. At the Hannover Messe, the experts from Niedersachsen ADDITIV will present their services for companies from Lower Saxony in hall 16 at stand G12 and discuss relevant topics with companies.
All interested parties can purchase a free ticket at the following link: https://www.hannovermesse.de/de/?open=ticketRegistration&code=d2LKS
The code is: d2LKS