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Current developments and dates
LZH | IPH | MDHZ | Digitalization and sustainability are the main topics of the Hannover Messe 2022, which will take place from May 30 to June 2 as a physical event. LZH, IPH, Niedersachsen ADDITIV and the MDHZ will be there.
IPH | IFA | Planning a factory is a major challenge, especially for companies with little experience. This article shows step by step how factory planning projects work. More in-depth knowledge will be provided by IPH and IFA on May 10 and 11, 2022, at the practical seminar “Factory Planning”.
IKK I To prevent plastics from becoming a dilemma, they must make the leap into the circular economy – the new DIN SPEC 91446 can enable this. It represents a pioneer technical standard for recycled plastics developed under the leadership of the IKK.
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.
IPH | A new 3D printer in the research area for Additive Plastics Recycling at IPH can process plastic granulate. This allows components to be printed directly from recycled and shredded plastic or from injection molding material without first having to produce filament.
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.
match | Four-legged newcomer to the Institute of Assembly Technology (match): Boston Dynamics’ agile robotic dog is a versatile mobile platform that can climb stairs, stand up after a fall, navigate rough terrain, carry objects and even open doors.