The future of production technology
IFW | When grinding long cantilever tools, displacement of the workpiece occurs. This reduces the manufacturing quality. IFW is developing a sensory grinding spindle to compensate displacement during tool grinding and reduce scrap.
IKK | Standardization is an integral part of the circular economy, enabling a universal assessment of materials, processes and products. At the same time, the important role of standards in transferring research findings into practice is often underestimated. For this reason, IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy actively participates in standardization committees for the plastics recycling sector.
LZH | With laser beam-submerged arc hybrid welding, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU have succeeded in joining duplex steel in sheet thicknesses of up to 30 mm quickly and reliably.
IPH | LZH | How can additively manufactured components be laser welded? Their layered structure makes the welding process more complicated than for conventionally produced parts. IPH and LZH are jointly researching how components can nevertheless be joined in a quality-assured manner.
IMPT | The Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) is currently working on the development of batch-produced, flexible micro-grinding tools for the finishing of metallic surfaces, for example copper or copper oxide surfaces.
match | If extremely hot components of varying geometries are gripped with just one handling system, considerable technical challenges arise. The Institute of Assembly Technology (match) of Leibniz University Hannover develops high-temperature grippers.
IFA | Artificial intelligence (AI) can enable predictions of delivery times and in this way improve the planning of engine maintenance. The Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) and MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH are researching this topic.
IFW | Component marking does not have to be complex and expensive. In machined components, the surface is as unique as a fingerprint – and thus offers the possibility of marker-free identification and reliable traceability.
IFUM | Forging processes are subject to significant fluctuations, resulting in extremely varying tool service lives. A mobile measuring concept is being developed at IFUM to record critical process parameters and build up a deeper understanding of the process.