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IW | A new class of materials impresses with its absence of main elements and limitless combination possibilities. The so-called high entropy alloys are being researched, among others, at the Institute of Materials Science (IW) of Leibniz University Hannover.
IFUM | Nitriding protects tool surfaces from wear, but at the same time makes them susceptible to cracking and oxidation. Scientists at IFUM, IST and ZfM have investigated which steel exhibits the best properties after nitriding.
ITA/IPH | How to compensate the restricted vision in forklifts with the help of strategically placed cameras and augmented reality glasses? Scientists from ITA and IPH are jointly tackling this question.
IFA | Companies that offer diverse products often struggle with inefficient processes and high inventory levels. But what is the impact of removing exotic products from the portfolio? The IFA is developing a method for companies to assess this.
IFW | Marc-André Dittrich has received the Otto Kienzle Commemoration Medal. The WGP, the Scientific Society for Production Engineering, honored his outstanding interdisciplinary research achievements at the interface between production engineering and computer science.
match | To make future highly automated vehicles safer, scientists have equipped a driver’s seat with soft pneumatic actuators. Jan Peters from match presented the project at the international robotics conference IROS and won a prize.
IFW | IPH | LZH | This year, the Hannover Messe is taking place as a digital event. The Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Hannover and the IPH are each present with a digital booth. Niedersachsen ADDITIV is represented at the joint stand of the state of Lower Saxony.
match | The construction industry is currently facing three significant challenges: workforce shortage, low productivity and high environmental impact. To counter these, researchers at the match develop algorithms for robot-based additive manufacturing of near-net-shape concrete components.
IFW | Determining the cause of cycle time fluctuations in linked production lines and predicting the effect of delays is a complex task. The IFW is investigating how artificial intelligence can be used for this purpose in the IIP-Ecosphere project.