The future of production technology
ITA | Small cosmic bodies such as comets and asteroids are being researched in the Einstein-Elevator by simulating different gravitational conditions. The joint project is being carried out by scientists from Braunschweig and Hannover.
IFA | How can intelligent agents be used in production control? What potential does artificial intelligence (AI) offer in the production process? This is what the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) is researching in the Collaborative Research Center “Tailored Forming” (SFB 1153).
match | Cryopreservation is the storage of biological material at temperatures below -130°C. The Institute of Assembly Technology (match) is developing a parallel robot with solid-state joints that can automatically handle samples at these low temperatures.
IMPT | The Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) is testing a novel process for the batch production of micro-millers made of monocrystalline silicon carbide. Simultaneous production of a large number of components can significantly reduce the unit price.
LZH | Using expensive materials on high-performance components only where they are really needed: Scientists at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) are researching methods that make this possible as part of the Collaborative Research Center 1153 “Tailored Forming”.
IW | How can hip and knee implants be removed if they become loose or an infection occurs– without damaging the surrounding bone? This question is being investigated by the Institute of Materials Science (IW) as part of the collaborative research center “SIIRI”. In search of possible solutions, a process for inductive heating of metallic implants is being simulated and tested.
IFW | The rapid provision of patient-specific dental crowns is a major challenge. In order to increase throughput times and process quality in the manufacture of dental prostheses, IFW is researching an industry-oriented solution for process planning with MACK Dentaltechnik GmbH.
IFA | Artificial intelligence (AI) will improve the forecasting of material demands and thus support material planning for the maintenance of engines. The Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) and MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH are collaborating on this field of research.
IFUM | Less wear and lower raw material requirements in tool manufacturing make sense ecologically as well as economically. For this purpose, tool materials can be substituted with metal matrix composites (MMCs).