Here & now

Current developments and dates

ITA | Students experience the secret transmission of information using polarized light in the new augmented reality laboratory of the Optronics group at ITA. A pair of smart glasses superimposes information and instructions into the field of vision.
IKK | In the new laboratory for cryo-scanning electron microscopy at the IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy, samples can be imaged with high resolution. The equipment is especially designed for investigations of poorly conductive plastic-based samples.
match | The Institute of Assembly Technology (match) is hosting a workshop at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Philadelphia (USA) on May 27, 2022, as part of the DFG Priority Program 2100 “Soft Material Robotics”.
IKK | Nothing stands in the way of the development and modification of material and, in particular, recyclate formulations thanks to the new DCIM, Direct Compounding Injection Molding. The system from KraussMaffei Group GmbH went into operation in mid-December 2021 at the IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy.
GREAN | Production in 2021: On the one hand, recovery after the economic crisis, on the other hand, supply chains collapsed. And in the middle of it all, the demand to make factories “greener”. How do decision-makers position their factories today? The new GREAN study seeks answers.
IMPT | A new metal 3D printer is now in use at the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT). It will manufacture complicated geometries which are not possible to achieve with conventional manufacturing processes. The researchers plan to use the printer for prototyping of vacuum components, among other things.