Here & now

Current developments and dates

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.
LZH | With the Dialog-on-the-Road, Niedersachsen ADDITIV is bringing the information event for 3D printing newcomers to various regions in Lower Saxony. On 14 October 2021, interested companies can inform themselves about the technology in Quakenbrück.
LZH | On 1 and 2 December 2021, the next Workshop on Laser Processing of Glass Materials will take place. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Bayerische Laserzentrum GmbH (blz) will bring together experts from research and industry for an intensive exchange. The event language is German.
IPH | How do we manage to leave the smallest possible ecological footprint with our work? IPH employees have been asking themselves this question for several years. The institute has declared sustainability to be a corporate goal, has already implemented a number of measures and is planning further ones.